Tag: hacks

Cheap, Easy Wall-Mounted Monitors

May 27, 2017

For my home recording rig, I use a 7×3′ desk (made out of an old door) to hold my audio interface and any instruments or effects I’m using – keyboards, pedals, mics, preamps, etc. I don’t like that real estate to be cluttered up with stuff that could live somewhere else. The computer, the speakers, […]

The 1-watt power amp

March 1, 2012

For a long time now, I’ve wanted to hack into a boombox, find the audio input on the circuit board and solder an input jack to it.  There are so many totally functional boomboxes out there that are useless for those who keep music on an MP3 player.  I tried this experiment a few years […]

A cheap solution for a shitty couch

August 16, 2011

When I moved into my friend’s house in April there were three couches, a console TV and a dining room table in my new room. I decided to keep one of the couches in there, and we moved the rest of that stuff downstairs. My initial plan was just to sleep on the couch, but […]

Frying Pan Ashtray

May 12, 2011

What do you do when your new roommates are using an old frying pan as an ashtray on the porch? You reclaim the Ikea Bargain Bin speaker stand you dumped there a long time ago, and make a standing ashtray out of it. Figure 1. A dirty old frying pan from some long-gone renter’s trash. […]