Posts Tagged ‘On the workbench just now’

I’m back, with a new toy, too

I'm back, with a new toy, too

No I didn’t die. My mother actually did, but that’s neither about tablets nor technology.

Until some weeks ago I was still using my trusty Fujitsu T4210/15 as my main mobile computer and the TC4400 slate I built myself also saw some use from time to time.  But the hinge of the T was obviously starting to show its age after …..

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I wanted a new CPU and now have a custom slate, too

I wanted a new CPU and now have a custom slate, too

Actually, the market has pretty much changed in the last couple of months and currently there’s some things on the market that are better than what I ended up building. But let’s start somewhere else…

You might remember, from the times when I had updates on a regular basis, that I own some TabletPC. After putting in some newer hard disk …..

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Low-Fi for the living room II

Low-Fi for the living room II

The last weeks the speaker box has been in use and proved to do quite well, with a notable exception. While the speakers were able to produce actual bass, they started to distort quite early. Too early for some kinds of music to be listened at a normal volume. So, as there is enough space and volume for a subwoofer, …..

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Good solutions don’t need to cost much

Good solutions don't need to cost much

Well, I was about to title this “Good solutions are sometimes simple”, but they are most of the time. In my journey to get rid of paper as thoroughly as I can I’ve already cursed my Tablet’s dock. It sits nearly flat on the ground, which is not bad for typing, but if you want to use it as a …..

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Low-Fi for the living room

Low-Fi for the living room

Yes, I have been absent for quite some time. Besides a bit of stress related to the usual triple of university, work and private life there’s been a lot of death and illness. Death is most notable for one of our cats, that passed away at the biblical age of 21. A week after that my GF took a leap …..

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Trackball project put on hold but another tablet idea on the horizon already

Trackball project put on hold but another tablet idea on the horizon already

Meeeehhhh.

I accidentally wrecked the main chip with the camera during my testing it seems. Well, to be precise I am not sure. It could also be a problem related to the solder connections I added to the PCB. Anyway, I currently lack time to find this out in detail and there’s some upcoming tasks at work that are prone to …..

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Bored as heck and want to waste your time?

Bored as heck and want to waste your time?

Then you can follow me on Twitter. Click here if you got nothing better to do. There’s occasional nerd talk, comments unsuited for minors and random bullshit. I don’t recommend following me, but shameless advertising is hip these days – so I give it a try.

I also noticed that whenever I post two things close after each other nobody visits …..

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The trackball thing progresses

The trackball thing progresses

So I soldered and cut a bit and believe or not, this picture shows an operating device!

The front of the PCB with the mouse buttons and one of the sensitivity buttons has been cut off. Those buttons have to be glued in position and wired manually. You see them lying in the left of the mouse’s PCB in the base …..

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