Archive for octobre, 2011

1 minute hackjob: bicycle light battery [en]

dimanche, octobre 30th, 2011

I needed a battery to power the front light of my bicycle last night, here is my solution. You will need:

  • A 4,5V flashlight battery
  • A zip tie
  • An adhesive pad for the zip tie
  • A nose pliers

  • Bend the battery terminals in two, crimp the hinge area.
  • Slightly lift the free side to facilitate the insertion of a wire
  • Attach the adhesive pad to the battery, slide the zip tie in the pad and attach the whole contraption to the bicycle
  • Insert the wires in the clamps you made earlier: let there be light. 🙂
If you can’t find the adhesive zip tie pad, you can still use the good old fashioned duct tape. 🙂

Typiquement belge [fr]

dimanche, octobre 23rd, 2011

Vu il y a trois jours, près de l’avenue de Cortenbergh. Je me demande ce que dit le code de la route Ă  ce sujet: 🙂

wtf ??  wtf ??

Pour les curieux, voici l’endroit oĂą se trouve cette magnifique aberration:
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Summer is over !! [en]

mardi, octobre 18th, 2011

Three months of silence, but not of inactivity.

The CCC Camp was the big event in august, there are no words strong enough to describe the level of awesomeness i experienced during the camp. I needed a lot of time to prepare before and a lot of time after to bring things back to normal. It was really worth the energy i spent for that. Co-driving the truck was an interesting experience in itself. I have some video footage that still need editing.

Once i was back home, whenever there was sun shining, i wanted to be out: enjoying what’s left of it or cycling around.

With the summer now gone, i can work on the low season/winter projects:

  • Bicycle suitcase: The suitcase i carried on my bicycle got damaged after my fall in may, now i have no remorse gutting it. 🙂
  • RottenWRT router: A special VPN box for bad networks run by nazi sysadmins. It already received an internal sound card extension
  • I also have a couple of things to do at home, like finishing the network wiring, pulling a 12V central power supply, install the electricity and plumbing for a dishwasher, doing the schematics of my electric installation, a bit of cleanup and getting rid of old things.
  • Do something of the video rushes i have sitting on my disk
  • Clean up the photo gallery: it’s getting messy
  • Parallel port universal interface: I stopped working on it when BIFFF started.
  • Some hackerspace projects, like the door lock and a relay board.
  • ??? 🙂
Will the winter be long enough ?? 🙂