Homemade: Flat screen tv wall mount

August 17, 2009

This is how my 32″ samsung is mounted.  The mount is made up of 2 pieces of rectangular stainless stell hollow profile. Dimensions about 1,5 x 3 cm. On the narrow side i drilled thru acording to the threads on the back of the tv. This is how its fastened to the tv. To get the mount on the wall, i fix to heavy duty screws, of any kind realy, into the wall. Then i “hang” the mount on the screws. I made 2 additional “key” shaped holes on the mount for this. These key holes are larger holes, with slits trailing out of the top of them. This way, when i hang the tv, and lower it, it cant possibly “fall off”.

Whenever i hang my tv in a new spot, i keep my metal file handy. This way, i can adjust on the length of the slits in the key holes, and get the tv EXACTLY level, without to many re-drilling’s 🙂

Thanks to Jan from my old workplace, for the concept for this.


If it a’int broken…

July 1, 2009

So our vacuum cleaner stopped working… and of course i had thrown away the receipt … but warranties aren’t something we take serious in this household, anyways.

It had “cut out” a few times before, but now it wouldn’t stat at all. So i cracked the thing open, after shaking it a bit, and started error searching. I tried using my multimeter to find any missing connections, but it didnt go to well.

I decided to try and short circuit the automatic wire rolling mechanism, to see if this was the problem…

The spring flew out at near the speed of light, just pass my face and cut my hand in the process. Maybe i should have anticipated that there was a large spring inside it? Since i wasn’t going to be able to fix that anyway, i cut it out of the equation, an wired around it – no luck.

The error was somewhere else. So i looked at this small board, that evidently controls the throughput to the 1600 watt motor:

One of the connections on the voltage regulator was a bit charred, so i tried wiring around the whole thing, and it seemed to work.

The board is used for receiving and decoding information from an infrared remote in the vacuum cleaner handle, and regulate the rpm’s. I don’t think it includes any kind of surge protection, so it should be good 🙂

Reassembled it, and threw away the obligatory extra 3 screws. Now it only runs on “Extremely high” suction, and the cord doesn’t coil up 🙂 But it works.


Synesthesia

March 31, 2009

… is what i want to get in a portable device. Something like Sixth sence, that we saw on TED, but not with a projector or anything, and more intuitive, like the t David Pogue roundup, also on TED. 

More, later.


quote

March 16, 2009

“Its the decisions you make when you have no time to make them that define who you are”

 

– The ownere’, 2007


real bionic armor

February 21, 2009

I saw IBM patentet something they call bionic armor, but its just a piece of clothes that electrically stimulates muscles, like one of those “fitness” devices, that shocks you. 

 

Real bionic armor could imo be 2 things:

 

Re-encoding your dna, maybe with some sort of Gene therapy treatment. Adding additional functions of your original genetics, such as resistance to pain, additional abilitys and what not. 

 

Secondly, it could be some geneticly engineered substance, that could be sprayed on your body, clothes, or ingested, that would some how protect you, against chemical attacks, radiation poisoning, altering your biology to cope with any sudden environmental change, bacterial or viral attacks of all sorts. It would in some form be “alive”. Living of the energy absorbed from your body, or the atacks them selves. 

 

Actually, it micht even be a spray on solytion of chemicals or some form of engineerd device, that spray on in powderform, and cover your body. This nano cover would be like what you have in the game crysis i imagine.

 

 

I dont know how many of these are patented.


Browsing products in 3D

February 15, 2009

This kind of 3D imaging of productsor exhibits, is already seen to some extent on websites of major production firms. But with smaller companies popping up, and being able to deliver quality displays, at reasonable pricing, i think we will see a lot of this in the future.

Link is in danish, but the navigation is intuitive.


Learn something usefull

February 4, 2009

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