Sunday, 23 September 2012

A Homemade Macro Lens for Phones


Here's a little tip to get your mobile phone to take great macro pictures.
The best part? It'll cost you next to nothing!

You will need an old CD or preferably a DVD burner drive from a computer, a mobile phone and some adhesive putty/rubber.

So, let's get started!

Saturday, 22 September 2012

How to disassemble a CD/DVD drive


If you have wanted to take a CD or DVD drive apart but always wondered if loosening that one screw would cause the apocalypse, I can now give you a guide on how to avoid that!

First, you'll need a drive. Any will do as they're built similarly. For my demonstration I'll be using an old LG CD-ROM drive.

Got one? Good, let's get to it!

Friday, 14 September 2012

Disassembly 1: Orion FK-4001

What up?

This post is one of the first (of many) where I take something (tech) apart and show you the gritty insides!

So, let's go!

Our first victim will be this old fax, which is one of my most recent acquisitions.

Looks harmless enough.

It was broken and it's old so, naturally, I did what any sane person would do.