Category Archives: Projects

Treadmill mod – add tech to your work-out

Working out is boring. Running on a treadmill is especially unbearable. If you pay a monthly membership for that privilege, you’re probably accustomed to some high-tech machines with gadgetry to keep you occupied. But if you exercise at home and are on a budget, maybe your cheapo treadmill could use some more bells and whistles [...]

Where is the Wall-PC now?

The Wall-PC no longer lives in my office, as I have found it better suited for other tasks in our new house. I run a network of software Squeezeboxes (home music servers) in my house and the Wall-PC made a perfect wifi Squeezeplayer in our new finished basement. The Wall-PC displays the current album art, [...]

Never replace your pets ID tag again

Many people move around to different addresses, and change their phone numbers multiple times throughout the lives of their pets. Updating your pets ID tag every time you move or change numbers can be a pain and if you somehow forget to update it, there could be very costly circumstances when Rover runs away. Thankfully, [...]

Custom self-contained hanging Wall-PC

Where is the Wall-PC now?
I had an old Sony Vaio laptop lying around collecting dust and my choice was either to sell it on Ebay or think of something creative to do with it. I chose the creative route because that’s certainly more enjoyable than putting together an Ebay listing, for me at least.
The idea [...]

My custom iPod car dock

Almost two years ago now, I installed a DLO Homedock deluxe in my Jeep Liberty. This dock was designed for home use only, but I thought it could be the perfect dock for car integration. It would power on/off with the ignition, remember where you last left off listening or viewing, keep the iPod charged, [...]