For the past couple of years I've started making homemade egg noodles for large family holidays (namely Thanksgiving and Christmas). Making the dough and cooking the noodles are pretty easy processes, but slicing the dough into noodles is a major chore. I don't have any fancy slicer, just a pizza cutter that I use to slice one noodle at a time out of the dough. TheresGottaBeABetterWay.gif
Guess I'm going to make my own noodle slicer.
Start with the raw ingredients:
7 generic pizza cutters
6 nylon 1/4" spacers
3/16" diameter aluminum rod
Unpackage the spacers and hack the cutting disks off of the pizza cutters. Easiest way was to go in with my Dremel and dig into the handle to slice through the rivet holding it together. I went gentle with 2 of them so I would have a couple nice handles to use on the final product. Only used one, but it's good to have a back up.
Strung the pieces onto the rod and it all fits like a glove.
My major concern was how to close off the ends of the rod so the pieces wouldn't slide off. First attempt I tried hammering the ends to widen them. This worked to an extent, but as you can see, it bent the rod, making its effectiveness as a slicer questionable. Plus it's ugly.
New idea: picked up some e-ring clips and did some ghetto-grade machine shopping to cut a notch in the rod. I put the rod in my power drill and cut the notch with my Dremel while the rod spun. The first notch was a practice run to get a feel for how deep to cut it.
End result is a very straight and clean looking slicer.
Alt view. Nice thing about the e-ring clips is that it's easy to disassemble if any repairs or replacements need to be made.
Currently playing: Skyrim VR, Skylanders 3DS You can call me Dr. Fibb
I have been slowly reaching the goal of having a Retro Gaming rig! What I am hoping for is to have late 80 tech that is still functional, or is modded to be modern. Today I used some old tech, to get older tech working on my rig. I turned an old ADB cable (basically just an apple branded s-video cable) into an s-video to commodore video cable!
What I did was solder the leads from the ADB cable to the leads of an RCA style cable. They both use the same Luma Chroma signals, so the system works flawlesly! All I have to do, is plug it in and set the computer to do dual screen with the TV out option!
This screen is not meant for high resolution displaying, but now when I play retro games, I can have the old feel of it. This will be great for if I ever get to stream N64 games to YouTube.
I am really excited that this works, and I hope you like it! I still have to put some sort of insulator on the cable, but it is working, which is exciting!
I have had a Sega Genesis for a long time, and it has had an issue with the power not staying unless you hold it to the side for a long time too. I wanted to fix that issue, as well as clean it since it has had tape on it and was just dirty, so I have finally done that.
This is what the Genesis looked like before the cleaning.
So I started to open it up, and take it apart. It was easy until I was down to the PCB I was not sure how to finish that. I pulled off some of the feet on the bottom to see if there were screws under them. then I realised that there were screws on the cart connector, I did not think that they were holding the board down, but it turns out that they were.
How I was able to look for the power issue, I found that one of the solder joints for the power jack was loose, you can see that here. I found that by wiggling the jack and seeing if anything would move. I resoldered it by flowing the joint and adding solder to make it stronger.
After fixing the solder issue, I went to cleaning the case, I used a cloth for some, but it wasn't working the way I wanted it to so I switched to using a toothbrush and soapy water to clean out the Cheeto and sweat grime.
After that, I wanted to get rid of the marks on it, they looked like they were something like a silver Sharpie mark and some take residue. I used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser for that, and it worked well. I made sure to be away from the logos and decals because I figure that the eraser would wipe those off.
I found that the eraser was leaving some gross chemical on the surface. so I rinsed the parts in water and let it dry.
I then reassembled the system, and tested it to see if it worked.
It works! Now I can play some Genesis retro games again!
Looks good MP. Thankfully it was just a loose jack (Which does happen quite a lot on Model 2's apparently). Mine had a cold solder joint on one of the graphics chips so I had to surface mound solder most of it. That wasn't fun and I shoulda just bought a new one.
I went to my parents' house a few nights ago and they had a child-sized picnic table. I took a few measurements and decided to try making one myself.
Started with a bunch of 2x4s. The table is only 3 feet wide, so not a whole lot of wood is required.
Top of the table complete.
At this point it's a table, but not suitable for a picnic. I also made a pretty big mistake in the build process here; with all 4 legs attached I couldn't fit the bench section on. I had to remove 2 of the legs to put it together.
Completed table. Took me about 2 and a half hours from the moment I started cutting the lumber.
Currently playing: Skyrim VR, Skylanders 3DS You can call me Dr. Fibb
A friend came to me with a broken USB stick... and he still had some important info on there. The USB port was broken off the housing so with a few wires i made a quick fix to get his Data off the USB ! I know its a simple job, but my friend was overjoyed and it only took me a few mins so thought i would share it here in the quick projects.
Post by lovablechevy on May 21, 2017 11:27:29 GMT -6
so, i finally got around to doing my 100th stream, so thought it appropriate to do a modding stream. since 1 - i have no room to properly mod in this apartment and 2 - the entire apartment is in the process of being packed up, i decided to go for a pretty simple mod.
i've been streaming through literally every zelda game (official nintendo ones that is). and there are of course ds zelda games. that means i need to be able to capture my ds. so, i found a guy named loopy over at this site. after doing a lot of research, loopy's mods are considered the best there are. best quality product. best quality output. best customer service. etc, etc. he offers the kit so you can install your own capture card for the original ds. he currently isn't offering his 3ds capture cards anymore; he seems to be working on updating them to work with newer 3ds systems. anyway, i purchased his ds capture card kit, a super beat up but fully functional original ds, and a replacement case. then, i got to work.
i apologize about the pic quality. i forgot to take pics as i was streaming, so these are all ripped off the video (except the final pics).
here we have the original super beat up ds i bought. the seller was listing it as not working due to how bad the case was. when i got it, i was surprised it was still working, considering the hinge was pretty much barely hanging on.
this is the case i got to swap it into: classic red and black.
swapping all the parts from the top screen into the new case.
after getting that much done, it was time to turn my attention to the black bottom piece. it needs altering so the capture card can fit. had to chop out a screw post and an L bit of plastic.
then i installed the ds board into the new case.
this is where the capture card is placed.
this mod renders the stylus hole unusable, so it is best to fill it or cover it, so no large particles get inside. i decided to use part of an old nes dust sleeve, since it's black. you can also see where i've cut away the hole for the strap to allow for the micro usb port of the mod.
time to actually install the capture card.
do a test to make sure everything is still working.
and then it was time to test the capture card! the software allows for 3 different screen capture options. top and bottom screens fused on top of each other. each screen captured separately to allow for you to place and size them how you want. and the gba option which is only for when a gba game is active.
then, there are the final pics to show the unit completely.
this mod took me way longer then it should have. the capture card board didn't have the markings on it that it stated would be there in the instructions. so, placing it down was total guess work. and you HAVE to get it 100% correct or the case won't fit. it took me probably 2 hours total just to do that portion of it. but, i'm happy with the outcome. it captures perfectly and easily. this unit will only be used for streaming. i much prefer the ds lite for gaming on, as the screens are so much brighter. can't wait to stream some zelda on my ds!