If you’ve also bought the new “Super Smash Brothers” on the 3DS, chances are that your Analog-Stick also suffered some major or minor damage. From various source on the Interwebs it seems that many people suffer from completely breaking-off analog pads, whereas others report “sluggish” or “stuck” pads. We got the “sluggish” version. And i will show you how to fix it…
More Shirt Stuff: T-Shirt Logo Ideas!
As one of our dear old projects i’ve ever wanted to finish will probably never go live i’d like to use this post as a kind of memorial: I’m talking about www.shareshirt.de which was thought to become a free (as in free speech) T-Shirt logo sharing site. Everything would’ve been high quality vectors and licensed under creative commons or similar license, we’d have links to all the large printing companies and nobody would be depandant on “spreadshirt shops” or anything idiotic like that anymore. Sadly we/i don’t have the time to implement those ideas anymore, so i’ll just link it to this post and always update it. Maybe, just maybe there will be a day when a real sharing site goes online on that domain … But back to shirts, hers the overview:
But theres more! Everything including the vectors in the nice vector format “svg” will be found inside.
DIY T-Shirt printing? No Problem! (almost)
After a long dry season of posts here on blog.kanojo.de i proudly announce yet another garage-tinkering-tutorial: How to print t-shirts yourself. While this may not sound special or new at all, the technique we’ve chosen required a lot of fine tuning to yield *PROFESSIONAL* (and by that i mean really really REALLY good) results. So i considered it worth sharing.
While i must admit that i make a equipment-assumption that may not be the case for most, you can work your way around it. What i’m talking about is that recently a cutting plotter moved into this household. A cutting-plotter is almost like a normal plotter – except that it doesn’t paint or print the paths (read: vector-files) you give it, but cuts. For those who don’t know what a plotter is – imagine a printer that is able to print on a infinitely long roll of paper and doesn’t print per line, but prints a arbitrary path (e.g. a sphere, bezier curve, etc.) at a time.
DIY Ebook-Reader Cover (and how to choose a good ereader!)
I’ve always wanted a own EBook-Reader to read, well, mainly manga – the Sony PRS-650 Eefi’s got is just gorgeous, it has all features that you can wish for in a good reader, everything in the firmware is just right – it’s (speed)-optimized till the end, eats next to no battery (i suspect this is not some “general purpose” OS but a highly specialized firmware), the hardware is appropriately fast, very rugged and well-built – no gaps and whatnot to see!
If you want a Ebook-Reader just as good at a lower price you’re gonna suffer – here are my experiences…
PicPost: Headphones Amplifier
Since a long time i wanted to check out DIY Amplifier design and building (see http://ideas.kanojo.de/ for a rough timeline oO). As a first-tryer i opted for a Headphones amp as a friend is a real HighEnd-Headphones fanatic and well … it’s simpler and cheaper – you don’t need large capacitors, big heatsinks, uber-powersupplies … all nice n tiny.
The Amplifier itself is a TexasInstruments TPA1517NE Class-AB Amplifier that is driven at a voltage of 18V (to be able to supply a reasonable signal for high-impedance (600ohms) headphones. The Schematic is almost the application note except for enlarged output capacitors to lower the cutoff frequency of the output-filter. Both powersupply and amp reside on on PCB.
The casing is made from 15mm Multiplex, routered at the edges. The volume-control knob is also routered from the same 15mm MPX material. The edges are routered along with 45*
Buuut, as this is a picpost, here they come:
Wooden Drinholder for cult drinks
As another birthday of a friend came up and we stood there with not even the slightest idea of what might make a good gift we had to get a little creative – first came the idea of collecting some nerdy and culty drinks (non-alcoholic, i think in this respect non-alcoholic has way more style) and well, give him a set of cool drinks. Next were some thoughts about how to package it and well, while thinking about some cardboard setups to pack it up the idea for this wooden drink holder which can be dual-used as a drinkholder shelf.
See the pictures below for the whole drink collection as well as the drinkholder and both put together :P.
(some building details inside!)
Say hi to the KanojoFrame!
Hi and welcome to a new full fledged (i at least hope so) tutorial to hack together a fast-switch picture frame, our so-called “KanojoFrame”. As i must admit the idea is not fully genuinely ours, we designed and built it with the moo-frame from the excellent business-card supplier moo.com: Moo Mosaic-Frame.
The idea is to have a frame thats front glass plate is dismount- and mountable in the glimpse of a eye thus allowing to change the contents without too much of a hassle. The other aspect is that the whole content of the frame is made up of a mosaic of mini-pictures framed by small but thick cardboard frames. You can then use cardboard spacer to lay the small framed image-“cards” (moo.com are half business cards, ours are roughly creditcard-size) out in every way you want to create a nice compilation of the works displayed!
The frame itself is quite flat, 6mm without glass, rougly 8.5mm with the glass front attached. The glass it held by a couple of strong rare-earth magnets and sits very tight, so no worries about falling glass. The inner frame can hold around 7*3(=21) of our cardboard-mini-frames, but … see for yourself! And if you feel like it, make one yourself….
New HiFirama, Black Beauty
Yay for another cool HiFi Project – a mini-monitor using the MarkAudio “cheapo Series”, CHR-70 which benifits from the design- and production experience MarkAudio has from it’s larger brothers but is made with budget considerations in mind – so in short it’s a modern, well-designed and manufactured “mid-budget” speaker which performs just great! The cases are Teak-veneered MDF, the design is a GHP (“Geschlossen mit HochPass” -> Closed with HighPass Cap) design from a HiFi-Forum (german board) member which was influenced by the “GHP” concept of a german HiFi-magazine…
Alto II – DIY HiFi getting more serious!
After i managed to write up the guide/documentation for the cheapo-tenöre yesterday i today want to post more of DIY speaker sweetness – a “Alto II (Variation)” – again a self-developed speaker by a HiFi-Forum member. It is – as you can see – a large floorstander with two Visaton chassis and the second speaker i ever built.
This is – by the way – not going to be a guide, as there are people who can do this far better than me with those more advanced speakers. Time comes, maybe sometime i’ll develop nice speakers myself 🙂 At least thats the plan. But for a picture-documentation – please read on!
“HiFi” on the cheaps, DIY Speakers for few euros…
As a friend and myself built me a pair of quite nice – not to say wowzie – speakers for music production and DJing a few years ago i was now eager to try myself. To get the basic idea of craftsmenship and woodworking i started not by developing the speakers myself – as it was done by my friend for me back then – but go for a well known design by a guy from the german Hifi-Forum: The TenÖre Transmissionline Broadband-speaker. The name comes from german dialect/puns and roughly means “10-euro thingy”. A perfect object to train the techniques needed for more complicated work…