Archives January 2014

Monday, 27th January 2014 - 17:29:46


Today I managed to get my Mazilli ZVS Oscillator running with a flyback out of a PC monitor which I scrapped. There are more photos in the gallery.

Saturday, 25th January 2014 - 15:13:45

Shelves All Finished

The new lab shelves are finished and the gear is all set up. They look great.

Friday, 24th January 2014 - 16:36:47

Sash Clamps

The sash clamps have arrived and work great. eBay specials of course. They were fun to walk home with - 12kgs. The picture shows one of the shelves with edge banding being glued up.

Thursday, 23th January 2014 - 23:30:18

Cisco 1231AP

My Cisco 1231 access point arrived. This is going outside. Not bad for $30.

Runs off POE, does 802.11B and G, handles multiple SSIDs and VLANS. Fun =)

It will take a tiny bit of messing around because it doesn't have an autonomous IOS on it, the LWAP image will have to go.

Friday, 17th January 2014 - 17:35:17

Edge Banding Trimmer

Today I used a jig that I made aaages ago for trimming edge banding. The jig worked great, but the result wasn't that great. The banding was not being adequately clamped to the shelving - so there were gaps. I broke the edge banding off, sanded the glue off the shelf and the banding and I'm going to wait until I get some sash clamps.

Monday, 13th January 2014 - 19:47:56

Supports Bolted on 1

The glue is now dry on the shelving supports and they are now bolted onto the desk. They look good so far.

Sunday, 12th January 2014 - 17:28:39

NetApp Box

Just finished installing two NetApp filers and 7 24 disk shelves at the data center. Approximately 300kg of gear. 150TB raw storage. It took us 3 car trips. Unfortunately I can't take photos at the DC. So here is a photo of the box =)

Friday, 10th January 2014 - 12:27:56

Shelf Supports 2

I started work today on a new set of shelves which will bolt to the back of my lab desk. I am using standard 70x35mm cheap construction pine with 18x90 finished pine for horizontals. The shelves themselves will be made from a big sheet of black melamine MDF that I salvaged from the store I used to work in.

Sunday, 5th January 2014 - 17:59:30

Debian Logo

Hot plugging RAM into a Debian VM (for shits and giggles). It actually works.

for a in `ls /sys/devices/system/memory/memory*/state`;
echo "online" > $a;
done 2>/dev/null;
grep offline /sys/devices/system/memory/memory*/state

Saturday, 4th January 2014 - 12:40:41

Baby Drills and Taps

Baby drills and taps have arrived (terrible photo). M3 and M4 drills. 2.5mm and 3.5mm drills. I can now drill and tap CPU heatsinks for MOSFET cooling.

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