Tag: DIY

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Fan replacement – Neighbor’s laptop survives open heart surgery ;)

Last week my neighbor with the nice garden called and told me his laptop was dying. Surfing the web, Facebook, Skyping, allegedly nothing was working anymore as the notebook kept switching off automatically within a short time. On the very same evening I checked the “terminally ill surf machine”. I installed ThrottleStop to read out ...

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There’s no harm in a joke: “DIY” Leica Corespondent for €33,000

For some time now Leica has been collaborating with well-known designers on the development of tis limited and special edition cameras. One such special edition of the “M” was designed by Apple’s chief designer Johny Ive and Marc Newson, who has also designed the extremely unusual Pentax K-01. As you can read in the comments ...

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FrankenCamera: 18 year old digitalizes old Konica Auto S3 Analog Camera

I simply love interesting DIY-projects, certainly also because I´m completely untalented myself when it comes to handiwork. For me any kind of work that requires more than the use of some duct tape and scissors is too complicated already. That´s why I´m thrilled like a child when I get the chance to look over the ...

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LUX, the First Open Source do-it-yourself Camera

Among DIY‘ers and tinkerers, Kevin Kadooka is a well-known camera-guru capable of crafting a functioning camera out of several defective ones of different types. He is Dr. Frankenstein among photo-tinkerers, in a way. 😉 While he had to salvage old cameras during his latest creations or relied on second-hand parts, he wanted to design a ...