splitbrain.org

electronic brain surgery since 2001

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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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Adam Savage Worklight Alternative Ever since I saw Adam Savage's custom workbench LED lamps, I wanted something similar. See the video below for Adam's version. Basically he mounted a camera flat panel LED on top of an armature wire reinforced 3/4“…

Digital Calipers Modded Like many, I own some cheapish digital calipers. And like anyone else, I am super annoyed by the little LR44 button cell that powers them. Or rather does not, because it seems to be always dead. So for the last years I mostly used my old analog calipers. And once you learn how to read their sub-millimeter measurement, they are pretty awesome.…

Vaccinated Today I got my first shot of the Covid-19 vaccine. This of course makes me incredibly happy. So much that I was giggling to myself on my drive home. However, that I got this shot today is also another symptom of how totally fucked up Germany's handling of the pandemic is.…

Workbench Upgrades I built my main workbench nearly a year ago. It remains the most important part of my workshop and I keep improving it. I already blogged about adding a router table and a disk sander. This blog post is about a few more upgrades I did in the last months. Table Saw Fence Update…

Workbench Storage A workshop needs storage. For tools, materials, accessories and doodads. I'm still very happy with my IKEA Trofast system, but it has only three sizes of containers. Sometimes you need something smaller. Or something much smaller. And sometimes something bigger.…

Tool Time: Earmuff Bluetooth Hearing Protection One on my most favorite tools in the workshop is an unexpected one because it isn't really a tool. It's my hearing protection. Hearing protection is essential when operating machines like my table and miter saws, the nail gun or similar. And since I make use of all these machines a lot when working on projects, I tend to wear my hearing protection permanently instead of taking it on and off all the time.…

Tool Time: GKS 18V-57G and a DIY FSN-800 I bought a new tool for the workshop. I'm building new storage and need to process quite a few OSB sheets for that. They are too large to handle on the table saw and making straight cuts with a jig saw is something I still haven't managed.…

PowKiddy V90 TL;DR: I bought a cheap but awesome retro gaming device, but had to start the article with a long trip down memory lane, because this is my blog and I can do what I want here. I remember visiting a big department store in what we still referred to as…

Why RSS? Yesterday, on Twitter, I asked the folks at PrusaPrinters for RSS Feed support. Today, a longer thread developed and because Twitter is shit for longer arguments, I decided to sit down and address various things from this thread in a blog post. This is only somewhat specific to PrusaPrinters. It also applies to *your* shiny new service you're providing.…

I'm Tired Brittlestar posted this on Twitter and it's so spot on, I had to share it here. …

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