niek.be

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Bake your graphic card back to life!

I bought my Dell XPS M1710 in January 2007, so it’s three years old now. Except some overheating issues, which I solved by cleaning the fans and applying Arctic Silver thermally conductive compound, I didn’t really have any major issues with this laptop. If you want more information about letting your XPS run cooler, please […]

Interactive television with OpenWrt (Telenet Digicorder behind your own router)

tl;dr: use a VLAN to link the WAN port with the LAN port the set-top box is attached to. My tv set-top box (Telenet Digicorder in Belgium) needs an external IP address. Without it, you’re missing certain functions, such as browsing the program guide further than two days, or planning recordings over the web. The Digicorder only […]

How to fix the display backlight of the MOTU 828 mkII

Last week I scored a second hand MOTU 828 mkII external soundcard for just €100. The reason why the seller wanted to part from the unit for such a low price was a “broken screen”. Initially I thought that the whole screen was broken, as in not displaying any info at all. But coming home and plugging it […]

This is a quick video I put together about the FPV flights I did last Friday in the polders of Tielrode.

The making of my Tomorrowland LedHat

Last weekend I went to Tomorrowland 2013. I got the ticket months ago, in February. Ever since, I had been thinking about building something to stand out, something involving LEDs and an Arduino. As usual, I only decided what to build the day before the festival! I went to the mall and found a hat […]

My little CNC shop

By now, you should already know one of my hobbies is flying RC machines, either quadcopters or planes. My quadcopters fly, but due to imperfections they aren’t locked in. I used to cut two plates out of aluminum using wood cutting tools, drill holes with my hand-held drill and screw it all together. Needless to […]

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