Author Archives: Orinta

Pentium 4 cube

What interesting you can do with needless Pentium 4 or similar Celeron processors? First of all you need to find 6 processors of one type. I wanted to use AMD processor, but dimensions of its housing are a little bit different. … Continue reading

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Cyclone III

After various financial speculations on the Internet and in real life, I gathered some money and bought through eBay auction Altera Cyclone III Starter Board. Another “starter board” is rambling somewhere in the post. I appreciate deeply all my countrymen … Continue reading

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Graphic LCD-pinout

I have gathered graphic LCD monitors from old devices (mostly from copiers). That’s simple monochromatic LCD monitors without controllers. An image should be dynamically tranferred from controller for these monitors. There are SED1351 or similar graphic controllers mostly. Maybe it’s possible … Continue reading

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Mouse = scanner

I found the information about optical mouse hacking on the Internet (http://spritesmods.com/?art=mouseeye). I had been looking for such mouse for a long time. The first which I found, had defective optical chip. But the second was more succsessful.  You need to find an … Continue reading

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Cyclone 1

I have torn a board with Altera Cyclone chip from a defective plasma television. That’s EP1C3T100C8  chip: one hundred legs, but only 65,2910 logic elements, 59904 bits of memory and one PLL are intended for users. While my board production technology is … Continue reading

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GPS

I bought a new toy – GPS receiver (WBT300). It’s very simple  with USB and Bluetooth ports. I do not need it at all, but it’s very curious to play. Some Chinese software is provided with this device. It shows already … Continue reading

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Dread

Here I introduce Dread to you. Her nickname is “Skurokas”.  Click here for more details: http://www.gwaten.com/.

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Joule Thief

To light blue and white light-emitting diodes (LEDs) the voltage of 3V is required. By the way, white LED is the same as blue LED with additional luminophore inside. This luminophore is activated by blue light and lights up. Finally it lights as … Continue reading

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DVD laser lights up part 2

I adapted the collimator of the higher quality. The voltage 250 mA is enough to light a match. And there is no need to hold it long. The collimator was tore out from a copier. It’s quite good, that you can precisely … Continue reading

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