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Hi, I'm Andreas Gohr and splitbrain.org is my website. I'm a web developer and maker living in Berlin, Germany. If you're new here, feel free to check out the blog posts and links below.

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Cheap Router Table & Lift A router is an awesome tool in every wood working shop. I am using a cheap Makita clone and am really happy with it. But once you started enjoying the versatility of this tool, you will also feel the need to have a stationary version: a router table.…

Failure is always an Option I'm still working on improving the workshop and one of the things I'd like to have is a disk sander. Since desk space is limited, I thought about a DIY solution that would attach to my new drill press. I had seen videos by others who had build something like this and I thought it would be an easy enough project.…

Home Improvement Ever since we moved in in March, we had a wall in the hallway that had a cable sticking out, waiting for a light. We finally came around to add one. And while we were at it, we also put up some wallpaper and a mirror.…

DIY ICCB Wall Box As a new sub-urbanite, I was pondering getting a car for a while now, but wasn't super keen on all the side effects of car-ownership. So I was very happy when the opportunity to get a company car arose. I was briefly thinking of getting a pure electric car, but in the end found a plugin-in hybrid to be the more practical alternative. We got a Kia Ceed PHEV which has a nominal pure electric reach of 60km. Enough for trips to the hardware store or excursions in the closer surro……

Bosch PBD 40 Customization One of the last larger machines I was missing in my workshop was a drill press. I was eyeing the Bosch PBD-40 for quite some while but was waiting for a sale. This year's Amazon Prime Day finally was the opportunity I needed. But of course there where a few things to do to properly integrate it into my workshop…

Workshop Update You may remember the miter saw stand Kaddi and I built back in May. The bottom part just had a plastic bin for scrap wood, but otherwise the space under the saw wasn't utilized at all. I decided to change that and make a few adjustments. First I moved the back further in to divide the space between front and back. Since the stand is on casters and meant to be moved around anyway, it makes sense to have it accessible from both sides instead of having only one deep space accessib……

Mushrooms! This weekend had some nice and warm weather again. And since -- thanks to my employer -- we've got a car now, we decided to use this beautiful autumn day to have a little excursion and go mushroom hunting. We did find indeed quite a few mushrooms but only one we deemed…

New Compost Ever since we bought the house, there are two things I find somehow relaxing. One is mucking around in the workshop of course. The other is tending to the compost. Turning food and garden scraps into usable soil is quite fascinating to me and I watched a gazillion YouTube videos on the topic.…

Regular Expression to match Multi-Byte Here's something I figured out today: How to match a UTF-8 multibyte char with a regular expression without enabling the Unicode support. The task was to match a single character following the ✆ symbol. The initial approach would look like this:…

Raspberry Print Server for Brother QL-500 Label Printer My Brother QL-500 label printer is attached to a Raspberry Pi and I use it with my Label Creator Software and that's fine most of the time. But sometimes I need to print something else to a label sticker. Case in point this time: I bought a bunch of stamps from the German Postal Service through their website.…

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