Category Archives: Gadgets

Tip: flip mirror can be handy for taking photos with telescope

I recently purchased a flip mirror and I find it very usefull when trying to take photos with telescope. In this setup one can both view the target visually and take photos. It takes some time to get the camera … Continue reading

Posted in For Fun or Interest, Gadgets, Hobbies and Other Interests, Tips, Tools | Comments Off

loosing weight by walking, the first 1 million steps

With the help of an Activity tracker it might be easier to achieve your weight loosing goals. These trackers take care of the tedious work to log everything. Just place the activity tracker on your wrist, and start walking… This … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, For Fun or Interest, Gadgets, GPS, Hobbies and Other Interests, Tips | Comments Off

Recovering files from broken NAS (network attached storage)

After few years, even after little use, my Lacie 1000 Gb NAS went broken. When powering it up, the hard disk did not spin, but a smoke started to come up from the back side of the box close to … Continue reading

Posted in Anvanced Tools, DIY, Gadgets, Hobbies and Other Interests, Tests, Tips, Troubleshooting | Comments Off

Morse Learner, tool for learning the morse code (receiving and sending)

Morse Learner is a portable and handy software for learning both the receiving and sending of morse code (chraracters made of DAHs and DITs). In the beginning it starts with small set of characters. And there are options to change … Continue reading

Posted in Basic Tools, For Fun or Interest, Gadgets, Hobbies and Other Interests, Recommended Free Tools, Tools | Comments Off

Second test, trying to use hand-cranked dc motor to charge USB devices (3 Watts working!)

Finally some good news and results. With a 12V DC motor, when used as a generator, it is possible to deliver close to 3.5 W for charging an android phone! This is a continuation to the previous blog. Working setup … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, For Fun or Interest, Gadgets, Hobbies and Other Interests, Tests, Tips | Comments Off

First test, trying to use hand-cranked dc motor to charge USB devices

Background I tried one hand power cell phone emergency charger with disappointing results. The device is very small, and it comes with a promizing USB connector. But when trying to charge either a USB power bank or mobile phone, it … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, For Fun or Interest, Gadgets, Hobbies and Other Interests, Tests, Tips | Comments Off

USB KM switch for sharing Keyboard, Mouse, clipboard and transfer files

With this special USB cable, it is possible to use one Keyboard and Mouse to work with 2 computers (and with 2 screens). In addition, one can transfer files and share the clipboard. In Wikipedia, it is called “Easy Transfer … Continue reading

Posted in Anvanced Tools, Gadgets, Security Threats, Tests, Tips | Comments Off