Category Archives: DIY

SyncMaster 225BW portrait orientation mod

The Samsung SyncMaster 225BW LCD monitor does not support pivoting. However, modifying the monitor so that it is fixed in portrait mode proved to be very easy. After it is done, the height adjustment of the stand is affected – in its highest position the bottom of the screen bezel is about 87mm from the… Read More »

Calculator LCD repair

My 12-year old Casio scientific calculator LCD stopped showing a couple of rows recently. After taking it apart, i found a flexible ribbon cable either glued or soldered to the edge of the PCB. As a first try, I heated the connection a little and it worked. Some slight finger-poking helped to find which part… Read More »

Palapinės strypo taisymas

Nakvojant per audrą skilo palapinės strypas. Radau, kad galima įsigyti įvairių stiklo pluošto vamzdelių. Palapinės taisymui reikia 8mm išorinio diametro vamzdelio. Iš pažiūros jis labai panašus į originalų, dėl tvirtumo – matysim. Išpjoviau ir įsimečiau vieną atsarginį gabalą, gal pravers kelionėje. Atnaujinimas: kol kas viskas tvarkoj Galiu pagelbėti, palikit komentarą

Make your own USB microscope

I came across a small lens while salvaging magnets and components from a broken DVD writer. Adding the lens to a phone or web camera, it turns it to a microscope. The magnification is not very high, but quite handy. So I made an ‘adapter’ for my Canyon web camera. The front cover had already… Read More »