After the success of my original iPad stand I decided to use the left-over length of oak board to make four more stands. I slightly modified the design this time to include an angled front face on the base. I am calling this design “iPad stand No. 3”, as it is the third modification to … Continue reading More Photos of iPad Stand Construction
I’ve had a couple of questions asking about using capacitors to fade out the LEDs of the spindicator to give a sort of trail effect, and I thought I’d like to try it myself. So let’s get straight to the circuit. The first thing to note is that in this version I have used the … Continue reading Spindicator Mk 2–Now With Fade Effect.
Percy admires the stand UPDATE: I have added a new post with more construction photos and a slightly modified stand design here. Here’s a simple woodworking project that I thought might be of interest to iPad owners . When I recently purchased my iPad 2 I decided to forego a “smart cover” in favour of … Continue reading Make Your Own iPad Stand
I recently decided to build a wooden computer case, despite the fact that I’ve never really liked wooden computer cases. The project came about because I realised that I had enough spare computer parts in my cupboard to build a reasonable computer. I don’t have room for another computer in the house, so I … Continue reading A Quick Wooden Computer Case
In this post I’m going to describe my attempts to date to build a novel computer hard-disk activity indicator, which I named the “spindicator”. The usual hard-disk activity indicator is an LED connected to a header on the motherboard which illuminates when data is being read from or written to the hard drive. These reads … Continue reading The “Spindicator” Project