Tag: custom projects

Winter Bike Rehab

February 12, 2023

"If you're already in the habit of having multiple bikes, just get a winter bike." So I remembered the Roadmaster. It was laying in the weeds at my house for over year. A former housemate got it for free and left it there. I made sure it was not going to missed and took it in.

DIY Side Table

February 11, 2023

This looks like your garden variety thrift-store tiered coffee table, but with a unique feature: efficient and elegant use of space.

INA217 Microphone Preamp

July 17, 2016

This project incorporated a lot of firsts: my first working circuit powered by mains electricity, my first preamp and the first time I actually took some design initiative — I designed the (very simple) power supply and incorporated a clip detector into the circuit.  I opted for a “wall wart” input to supply phantom power […]

Bike Upgrades for Touring

January 26, 2013

I went on my first bike tour in august with a minimal amount of upgrades to my 1983 Trek 850. It was awkward, but I did pretty well with what I had. Now, I’m taking the winter as an opportunity to get ready, piece by piece, for the next trip. I chose the fun part […]

DIY Headphone Splitter Project

March 24, 2008

I completed a simple project today. I needed a headphone splitter, mainly because I use a set of headphones that are attached to a long home-made cable, so that I can record in the kitchen, or the other side of the room etc. It gets a little messy dragging that long cord with you when […]