Author: amd989

  • Mars 3 “Pro”: Carbon Filter Mod

    Mars 3 “Pro”: Carbon Filter Mod

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    The new Pro printer comes with carbon activated filters that can remove some (all?) of the resin smell.  While some people think that these filters are useless. It wouldn’t be called Pro if we wouldn’t at least try to replicate the same feature in our base model.

  • Mars 3 “Pro”: Fresnel Lens mod

    Mars 3 “Pro”: Fresnel Lens mod

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    Okay, the previous update wasn’t so much about being “pro”, after all the new Mars 3 Pro has the same fan… But!! you will feel this way was how this printer should have been from the start. Back to being on topic. Next in the list is the so-called Fresnel lens that it’s supposed to…

  • Mars 3 “Pro”: Fan Mod

    Mars 3 “Pro”: Fan Mod

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    One of the biggest annoyances of this printer is that the UV LED array cooling fan runs 100% of the time. Even when there isn’t anything being printed on. 

  • Clusterfox: the raspberry pi cluster

    Clusterfox: the raspberry pi cluster

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    The Raspberry Pi, a small yet powerful device, has become a popular choice for various DIY projects, including building web servers. This blog post explores how one can create a Raspberry Pi cluster using spare Raspberry Pi you might have laying around. The end result became the very server hosting this entire blog! Motivation: After…

  • Do-it-Yourself RGB Sun Jar

    Do-it-Yourself RGB Sun Jar

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    In a rather ludicrous display of maker forgetfulness, I didn’t take enough pictures for this project. I’m pretty sure there’s a more involved step by step process somewhere on the internet. After all, there are plenty of ways to make these jars.

  • 1960’s Magnavox Vacuum Tube Amplifier Restoration

    1960’s Magnavox Vacuum Tube Amplifier Restoration

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    I prefer to keep it short as I’m not fond of writing much these days. It’s partly why I’ve been out of touch for a while. Nevertheless, my projects continued, and I’ve restored an old 1960 Magnavox 88-02-00 Tube Amplifier.

  • iPod Nano 5th and 6th Generation Repair (Part 2)

    iPod Nano 5th and 6th Generation Repair (Part 2)

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    All right, lets continue with the iPod repairs. (For part 1 go here)

  • iPod Nano 5th and 6th Generation Repair (Part 1)

    iPod Nano 5th and 6th Generation Repair (Part 1)

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    I’ve been entrusted with the task of repairing two iPod Nanos with issues, one of them has a problematic click-wheel and the other one the power button is broken which means you can’t turn it on anymore. Both repairs were successful, and as usual here are some pictures on how they were repaired.

  • SNES DC Jack Repair

    SNES DC Jack Repair

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    I recently acquired an old Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) to enjoy some retro gaming. However, upon setting it up, I found that the power connector was damaged. This defect hindered the power cable from providing consistent energy, occasionally resulting in the console failing to power on.

  • 3D Printed BMO on Arduino Day 2015

    3D Printed BMO on Arduino Day 2015

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    To honor the spirit of making, I decided to play around with a GEMMA on Arduino Day. This little arduino powered micro-controller was developed by Adafruit Industries a cool NYC based company that sells electronic accessories, tools and equipment while teaching you how to use them in cool projects.

  • Transmission Cooler + ATF Flush (Part 2)

    Transmission Cooler + ATF Flush (Part 2)

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    (this post is part of a series, for part 1 go here. ) Last time, we were working on getting the tranny cooler installed, we were able to choose a place where to put it, next step would be to actually connect it in series with the ATX (Automatic Transmission) and exchange the ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid) with…

  • Transmission Cooler + ATF Flush (Part 1)

    Transmission Cooler + ATF Flush (Part 1)

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    (this post is part of a series, for part 2 go here. ) Problem Automatic transmissions are extremely vulnerable to heat. The additional size and number of moving parts creates more heat, which requires additional fluid capacity, and cooling. The Mazda 6 ATX (Automatic Transmission) takes 8.77 qts or 8.3 liters.

  • Brake Mod

    Brake Mod

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    While exploring online, I discovered a forum post describing a modification frequently applied to the US version of the Mazda 6, produced between 2000-2007, which enables the taillights to activate with the brake lights. Typically, these taillights only function with the parking lights. I then recognized that, since my vehicle is the European version, the…

  • iPad Mini Repair

    iPad Mini Repair

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    Recently I was asked to repair an iPad mini with a cracked front assembly, most commonly known as digitizer. I ordered the part from iFixit which has a great selection of replacement parts for everything Apple, and more recently items from other brands like Samsung. They include parts for Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo consoles as well.

  • HP MediaSmart Server Rebirth

    HP MediaSmart Server Rebirth

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    My friend owned an old HP MediaSmart Server which seemed to have a faulty power supply, as the server wouldn’t boot when connected to power. After some persuasion, he agreed to hand it over for me to attempt a fix. This marked the beginning of a new project.