Category Archives: Modding

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Stick a fork in it… I’m done!…

Following on from ‘another milestone for the S3’ I recently changed the turbo’s compressor housing (right) to an anti surge one (left)… Below is a log where you can clearly see where the surge affects […]

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Another milestone for the S3….

So have spent the last few weeks driving the car, making tweaks and driving the car more… she does quite well MPG wise on the commute to work all things considered… 30+ indicated on the […]

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Retro Gaming part 2

…following on from my previous post (Retro Gaming) I have done a little more to the console… I wanted to be able to turn the console on and off using the PS1’s power button… the […]

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Retro Gaming…

I am a serial modifier and like my games too so using kit supplied by Pi Retro Gaming I decided to combine the two 🙂 Armed with the Superior console package (based on the Odroid […]

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Progress with the S3

So a couple of months on from breaking the car (The joys of modifying cars…) and she up and running again… I stripped the replacement box to check it was all ok… …then cleaned it […]

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The joys of modifying cars…

For the past few years I haven’t really done too much work on the S3 since the engine rebuild… she hasn’t really needed anything more than ‘servicing’ but one thing that did need a bit […]

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Drip week

After what seems like an age I managed to grab a much needed week off work… originally I was planning to take a week off during the new moon period and hope for a clear […]

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LG G5 camera glass fix

So somehow I managed to smash the glass on the back of my phone… think I may have stuck in my back pocket with my keys or something at some point but whats done is […]

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Pano head version 2 and a clear(ish) night

I am a serial modder… I will mod just about anything if I can find a reason too… regular readers (all two of you… well maybe one… ok, just me!) may recall I modded a […]

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Nexus 7 speaker fix

The left speaker on my Nexus 7 has been buzzing badly for a little while now… I tend to use it more with headphones anyway but its annoying non the less… Picked up some replacements […]

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Long lens stability….

The problem with a large lens and heavy camera body is stability.. or the lack of… When taking shots of the moon making fine adjustments on focus at full zoom (800mm with the 2x Extender) […]

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Getting started in panoramic photography….

As is normal for me and my hobbies I have a tendency to invest more time and effort in kitting myself out than actually doing the hobby itself… it was the same with my drums… […]

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Seven years on….

While preparing for Audi Drivers International (one of the last VAG car shows of the year) it dawned on me that I have now had my S3 for 7 years… this is the longest time […]

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Castle Combe Saloons TT race car

Today (like most Sundays) I was over at Badger 5 helping my very good friend Bill out with mapping tweaks to one of the Castle Combe race cars he helps support, the TT driven by […]

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Broken CY-12r/c part 2

So following on from my last post (Broken CY-12r/c part 1) the conductive paint turned up… So I took the cymbal apart again… As you can see the track for the top section of the sensor […]

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Broken CY-12r/c part 1

One of my CY-12 cymbal pads only works on the bow/bell input as the edge switch strip is damaged (this is how I bought it) and I use it as a crash cymbal anyway so […]

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Drum kit revival!

Many years ago during one of my mid-life crisis periods (I have a fair few of them!!) I decide to learn to play the drums…. The wife wasn’t too keen of course so to appease […]

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iPod Video flash memory modding

Further to my excursion into refurbing my iPod (see this post… iPod Video refurbishment) I took it up a level and decided to mod it in OEM++ style I found a faulty iPod on eBay […]

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iPod Video refurbishment

So the other week I refurbed my trusty iPod Video… 10 years old, still on its original battery, screen and hard drive… thats at least 9 years, 11 months and 28 days longer than any […]

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