8×8 RGB Led Coffee Table

I somehow forgot to brag about my 8×8 RGB Led coffee table that was in development for quite some time. This video shows the table connected to PixelInvaders. And this one running Adafruit’s FFT analyser. (with microphone attachment) Earlier version was made using a 8×8 matrix configuration. Of course having PWM on leds in this […]


Arduino + 4 x 4051 Multiplexer + 28 POTS = MIDI controller

Pretty straightforward build. 4 multiplexer output pins into the Analog in ports of the Arduino 1,2,3 and 4. Pitfalls: If you have an Arduino Leonardo: use Serial1.print to write to the TX on the 2nd pin for MIDI. The normal Serial.print writes to the USB TX. (very useful for debugging) Pitfalls: I have a significant […]


RGB RF Touch Wheel Controller with DIGITAL LED strip via AnalogRead on Arduino

I have recently purchased this: RF Touch Wheel Controller for Analog RGB LED ( I would like to use it as a wireless colorwheel as input for another Arduino project that controls LED Pixels that needs to be clocked by an Arduino or something. Ex: OK, so I kind of figured out something really […]


jQuery content slider for Typo3 with typoscript

I wanted to use a dynamic jQuery content slider with menu for Typo3. Something like you see on many modern pages: you have some sort of a menu and the content changes based on click events bound to them with some slide/fade etc. effect I decided to create a hidden page and then use it’s […]

Sanguino variant

Setting up a Sanguino w/644P with an Arduino ISP

I’ve recently killed the Atmega328p chip on my Arduino Duemilanove board. (I accidentally touched a 2000mA power source to one of the output pins….) Instead of buying a replacement chip I’ve decided to get the Atmega 644P and reuse my old Duemilanove board for USB and Power. 644P has more IO pins, more program memory […]

How to fix YouTube video playback on an Apple Powerbook G4 running MacOsX 10.4

I almost gave up on this, but luckily I found a good solution that works for me. I own a Powerbook G4 1Ghz 1.25Gb RAM. I noticed that altough movie playback is great in VLC when it comes down to the flash player it has horrible performance. In fullscreen mode even in 360p playback youtube […]


Using T-Mobile G1 as an Android development phone

I have recently bought a T-Mobile G1 from a local auction site. The reason for doing so was to test my android apps on a real hardware and also to try to tap into the mind of the Android user. Before committing to a particular device, I took the time to do some research.. however the results […]

Been busy building my new library: SimpleFaces for PHP

I have been inactive on my blog for a long time. In this time I have managed to screw up 4 Xbox360-s  with reflowing..I will give up fixing xboxes for now.. In all this time, I have been working on my new library which will definitely help out development for web applications. Soon I will post more […]

Flashing TS-H943 ms28 firmware on ATI SB600

I have successfully flashed an XBOX 360 Samsung drive (TS-H943, MS28) on a GA-MA69G-S3H using the on-board ATI SB600 SATA2 controller. I did this using JungleFlasher and iXtreme 1.6 with the half-open drive door trick. At the beginning I have tried most of the DOS flash disk methods with iPrep and XtremeBootMaker but with no […]


Dell Vostro 1700 with GeForce 8600M GT Review

I have been using a Dell Vostro 1700 for 1 year now, so I thought I’d share some info about it. Processor: Core2Duo T9300 @ 2.5Ghz on 32W, 6Mb L2 cache, 800Mhz FSB Memory: 4Gb Graphics Card: nVidia GeForce 8600M GT 256Mb DDR2 @20W Graphics card Memory Clock: 800/475Mhz, Shader Clock: 950Mhz (32) Monitor: 17.2” […]


C64 keyboard in Arduino using multiplexers

I just bought a bunch of low cost 4051 analog multiplexers for use with my Arduino. I am working on a MIDI controller so I will need a lot of input both digital and analogical ones, so the multiplexers will come in handy to do analog reading using as few of the analog pins as […]


Hands-on experience with arduino

I just got my Arduino last week, and although this is my first intro into electronics so I was very excited to get it and try out new things. Why i liked Arduino a LOT: – it lets me code in java (using the Processing IDE) and deploy my IO code directly onto the device […]


My hack of the day: an Infrared remote for XBMC / Debian

I now have xbmc installed on my server, which is plugged into my monitor via a looong extension cable. Having a wireless mouse for controlling used to be OK, but it got kind of annoying to find a flat surface every time you wanted to pause the movie or browse through directories. So I thought […]

How to build XBMC in Debian (etch)

After many long hours of forum sweeping and googleing I finally managed to build XBMC in Debian. It took me exactly 18 hours to do this starting from scratch. (final build after satisfying all perquisites took about 3 hours) Yes, it is possible to build and run XBMC in Debian without too much hassle. Why: […]

A little Fallout 3 humour

In war, it doesn’t matter who is “right”, only who is left.

How to run Fallout3 in linux with Wine on Ubuntu (nvidia)

To run Fallout3 installer and game in Wine, you need to download the source code, patch and compile Wine. 1. Download the wine sources I use 1.1.8: 2. Get the following patches (save them to your computer): – the mouse patch (mousepatch.diff) – the directx patch (driver.diff) 3. extract the source code […]