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Bombed building
Bombed building
Bomb Cat
Bomb Cat. A black cat sits in front of a damaged building, where a bomb exploded the previous night.

A black cat sits in front of a damaged building, where a bomb exploded the previous night.

Grumpy cat loaf with oranges and olives
Grumpy cat loaf with oranges and olives. The loafs in this park may be grumpy because they have burst eardrums from the explosion the previous night.

The loafs in this park may be grumpy because they have burst eardrums from the explosion the previous night.

Bombed building
Bombed building
Bombed building
Bombed building
Flashing x230 firmware
Flashing x230 firmware. Using a pi to program the SPI flash chips in a Thinkpad x230.

Using a pi to program the SPI flash chips in a Thinkpad x230.

Ultrasonic Humidifier Transducer
Ultrasonic Humidifier Transducer. Water goes in this side.

Water goes in this side.

Ultrasonic Humidifier Transducer
Ultrasonic Humidifier Transducer
Ultrasonic Humidifier PCB
Ultrasonic Humidifier PCB
Kinesis Advantage USB PCB
Kinesis Advantage USB PCB. Kinesis Advantage MPC USB/QD keyboard.

I suspect that this board was designed as an adapter for the previous PS/2 model, and the case has not been changed. It's stuck on with a sticky pad and glue, and converts USB to PS/2 which links to the main board.

Kinesis Advantage MPC USB/QD keyboard.

I suspect that this board was designed as an adapter for the previous PS/2 model, and the case has not been changed. It’s stuck on with a sticky pad and glue, and converts USB to PS/2 which links to the main board.

Kinesis Advantage main PCB
Kinesis Advantage main PCB. Kinesis Advantage MPC USB/QD keyboard.

Kinesis Advantage MPC USB/QD keyboard.

COB LED grow light
COB LED grow light. A cheap chip from aliexpress, mounted on a heatsink and wired.

A cheap chip from aliexpress, mounted on a heatsink and wired.

Pink COB grow light
Pink COB grow light. The unfiltered, rectified mains flicker shows as stripes in the photo.

The unfiltered, rectified mains flicker shows as stripes in the photo.

The heated propogator worked
The heated propogator worked. It worked.

3 of 3 cumari germinated. 2 of 4 Chocolate Habaneros, which is much better than the 1 of 6 at the last attempt. I had also treated them with bleach though, as some went furry last time.

There is also a weed that came with the compost. I'm growing it to see what it is.

It worked.

3 of 3 cumari germinated. 2 of 4 Chocolate Habaneros, which is much better than the 1 of 6 at the last attempt. I had also treated them with bleach though, as some went furry last time.

There is also a weed that came with the compost. I’m growing it to see what it is.

Hacked Humidifier
Hacked Humidifier
Humidifier Cat in Action
Humidifier Cat in Action. He's in a box with some plants.

He’s in a box with some plants.

Alu board reflow
Alu board reflow. The heater in this T-962A reflow oven struggles to keep up for an aluminium board, so I modified the profile a bit to let it catch up. It worked with the adjustment.

The heater in this T-962A reflow oven struggles to keep up for an aluminium board, so I modified the profile a bit to let it catch up. It worked with the adjustment.

Heated propogator hack
Heated propogator hack. Carbon heating wire directly in soil in insulated container.
Irradiating with UV as a probably futile anti-mould measure.

Carbon heating wire directly in soil in insulated container. Irradiating with UV as a probably futile anti-mould measure.

STOP DOING CEVNI
STOP DOING CEVNI. • RIVERS WERE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE RULES

• 214 PAGES yet NO REAL WORLD USE found.

• Wanted rules anyway for a laugh? We had a tool for that: It was called COLREGS.

• “You might think I'm not normal because I'm under 20m long, but I can carry 12
people and put a yellow cone on my head so you know I'm really normal.”

• “Red flag? Anywhere else at sea that means dangerous goods, but I'm just using
it so you know I'm a narcissist according to Article 3.17”. Statements dreamed up by the utterly Deranged.

LOOK at what UN committees have been demanding your Respect for all this time, with all the committee rooms we built for them (This is REAL regulations, done by REAL UN Committee members): 

<signs>

“Hello I would like   <sign> berths.”

They have played us for absolute fools "

• RIVERS WERE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE RULES

• 214 PAGES yet NO REAL WORLD USE found.

• Wanted rules anyway for a laugh? We had a tool for that: It was called COLREGS.

• “You might think I’m not normal because I’m under 20m long, but I can carry 12 people and put a yellow cone on my head so you know I’m really normal.”

• “Red flag? Anywhere else at sea that means dangerous goods, but I’m just using it so you know I’m a narcissist according to Article 3.17”. Statements dreamed up by the utterly Deranged.

LOOK at what UN committees have been demanding your Respect for all this time, with all the committee rooms we built for them (This is REAL regulations, done by REAL UN Committee members):

“Hello I would like berths.” They have played us for absolute fools "
Switching PSU development
Switching PSU development. I hacked this together to test transformers for switching power supplies.

I hacked this together to test transformers for switching power supplies.

Icom IC-761 PSU
Icom IC-761 PSU
Icom IC-761 PSU and scematic
Icom IC-761 PSU and scematic
CR2032 Welding
CR2032 Welding. Made up a thinkpad backup battery with the spot welder that appeared at the lab.

Made up a thinkpad backup battery with the spot welder that appeared at the lab.

Fox cup!
Fox cup!
Chilli sauce
Chilli sauce. My year's work.

Mostly Bulgarian carrot 🥕 chillies with a few mild red ones.

My year’s work.

Mostly Bulgarian carrot 🥕 chillies with a few mild red ones.

Chillies on chopping board
Chillies on chopping board
Bulgarian Carrot Chillies on Plant
Bulgarian Carrot Chillies on Plant
Bulgarian Carrot Chilli Plant
Bulgarian Carrot Chilli Plant
Light Chart LED Board
Light Chart LED Board. PCB assembly with LEDs and controller.

PCB assembly with LEDs and controller.

Cat!
Cat!
Dukkha by Sainsbury's
Dukkha by Sainsbury's. I find this unsatisfactory, and someone seems to have sprinkled it on everything.

I find this unsatisfactory, and someone seems to have sprinkled it on everything.

Various hydro / coco / soil plants
Various hydro / coco / soil plants
Hydro lettuce, tomato, and spinach in jars
Hydro lettuce, tomato, and spinach in jars
Plant Growing Cauldron
Plant Growing Cauldron. This is for hydroponic plant growing.

This is for hydroponic plant growing.

Tomato in glass jar
Tomato in glass jar
Tomato seedlings in coconut coir tray
Tomato seedlings in coconut coir tray
Lettuce, clay pebbles in tray
Lettuce, clay pebbles in tray
Bulgarian Chilli seedling in cat pot
Bulgarian Chilli seedling in cat pot
Cumari and Bulgarian Carrot chilli seeds
Cumari and Bulgarian Carrot chilli seeds
Some post
Some post. Some deliveries today. Chilli seeds, pH and EC meters, OM3 network cable.

Some deliveries today. Chilli seeds, pH and EC meters, OM3 network cable.

A lentil sprout / seedling
A lentil sprout / seedling
Sprouting chickpeas
Sprouting chickpeas. These did not look very happy and took a long time to sprout. In the end I didn't eat most of them, but I planted one which is actually doing quite well in the garden.

These did not look very happy and took a long time to sprout. In the end I didn’t eat most of them, but I planted one which is actually doing quite well in the garden.

Lentils and Chickpeas Sprouting
Lentils and Chickpeas Sprouting. Kept in sieves over pans and rinsed frequently.

Kept in sieves over pans and rinsed frequently.

Aneng AN8009 Multimeter Capacitor Upgrades
Aneng AN8009 Multimeter Capacitor Upgrades
Aneng AN8009 Multimeter Upgrade
Aneng AN8009 Multimeter Upgrade. I modded my multimeter, roughly following this guide: https://www.jackenhack.com/aneng-an8008-modify-for-better-accuracy-faster-readings/

I used the parts I had, which for the 3V rail were 100nF and 10uF ceramics, and a 470uF Rubycon. The voltage reference also got a 10uF. The replaced cap was a 100uF Chong.

Autoranging is still frustratingly slow, but I think it is probably a bit faster once it's in the right range.

I modded my multimeter, roughly following this guide: https://www.jackenhack.com/aneng-an8008-modify-for-better-accuracy-faster-readings/

I used the parts I had, which for the 3V rail were 100nF and 10uF ceramics, and a 470uF Rubycon. The voltage reference also got a 10uF. The replaced cap was a 100uF Chong.

Autoranging is still frustratingly slow, but I think it is probably a bit faster once it’s in the right range.

New wallmount patch panel
New wallmount patch panel. Putting in a new patch panel and cable. Panel was from aliexpress, seems quite solid though. Metal, claims Cat 6a.

Putting in a new patch panel and cable. Panel was from aliexpress, seems quite solid though. Metal, claims Cat 6a.

EHYC Burgee
EHYC Burgee. A burgee for the Edinburgh Hacklab Yacht Club.

A burgee for the Edinburgh Hacklab Yacht Club.

JLCPCB Cat
JLCPCB Cat. JLCPCB sent me a cat!

JLCPCB sent me a cat!

LCSC cat customer box
LCSC cat customer box. How does LCSC know I am a cat? Are all their customers cats?
 
(It's a picture of an lcsc box with a cat on it.)

How does LCSC know I am a cat? Are all their customers cats?

(It’s a picture of an lcsc box with a cat on it.)

My CampGNDd hacker campsite
My CampGNDd hacker campsite
Electronic cat!
Electronic cat!
Quicko soldering iron with added Thinkpad standard power input
Quicko soldering iron with added Thinkpad standard power input
Pixie kit CW transceiver
Pixie kit CW transceiver
Revspace bike key
Revspace bike key
Project gallery at revspace
Project gallery at revspace
Mate supplies at revspace
Mate supplies at revspace
New Toys: Heltec LoRa boards
New Toys: Heltec LoRa boards. Cheapest LoRa things I could find on Aliexpress. Hardware seems nice, documentation and software leaves a lot to be desired.

Cheapest LoRa things I could find on Aliexpress. Hardware seems nice, documentation and software leaves a lot to be desired.

Go black
Go black
Gary the Unicorn
Gary the Unicorn. This consular unicorn from Aberdeen made it all the way to FRACK in Leeuwarden!

This consular unicorn from Aberdeen made it all the way to FRACK in Leeuwarden!

Frack Hacksaw
Frack Hacksaw. Frack hackerspace in Leeuwarden built a hacksaw :D

Frack hackerspace in Leeuwarden built a hacksaw :D

Refreshments
Refreshments
A laser engraved vegvisir
A laser engraved vegvisir. Also a rubber stamp I made by laser etching rubber and a plywood handle. :)

Also a rubber stamp I made by laser etching rubber and a plywood handle. :)

Matespresso shot
Matespresso shot. Yerba mate brewed in an espresso machine seems to give good crema, and actually tastes pretty good!

Yerba mate brewed in an espresso machine seems to give good crema, and actually tastes pretty good!

Matespresso
Matespresso. This is what happens when you leave me alone with a coffee machine. (Yerba mate in a portafilter).

I sieved it first to remove the sticks.

This is what happens when you leave me alone with a coffee machine. (Yerba mate in a portafilter).

I sieved it first to remove the sticks.

You wouldn't download a cat...
You wouldn't download a cat.... A model of a stretching cat in the Prusa 3D printer Slic3r software. Downloaded from https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1565405

A model of a stretching cat in the Prusa 3D printer Slic3r software. Downloaded from https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1565405

Cat Download Complete
Cat Download Complete. Stretching cat print on a Prusa 3D printer.

Stretching cat print on a Prusa 3D printer.

River Eider Map
River Eider Map
Cataccino
Cataccino. A cappuccino with cat face in cocoa powder.

A cappuccino with cat face in cocoa powder.

Coffee Stencils
Coffee Stencils. Picture of two stencils laser cut from acrylic. They are cats. :)

Picture of two stencils laser cut from acrylic. They are cats. :)

T-Rex
T-Rex
Calton Hill thinks it is a ship
Calton Hill thinks it is a ship. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trafalgar_Day

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trafalgar_Day

Holy Water
Holy Water. The Temple of the Purification of the Holy Dishes

The Temple of the Purification of the Holy Dishes