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Willuknight
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  #1568703 9-Jun-2016 14:33
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Oh man. Raised garden beds like you have there are on my To do list. I even already have a bunch of sleepers from the previous owner. #gardenenvy


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  #1569024 9-Jun-2016 21:52
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Repainted the offspring's shabby old desk, looks a bit flasher than it did, although I'm not all that happy with the finish.

 

    


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  #1571160 13-Jun-2016 16:59
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Made, stained and fitted some trellis panels to the top of our fence. 

 

500mm high x ~3m long about 5 of them.

 

Would have been much cheaper to get them pre-made.  But I got to select the timber (all clears) and the fittings (stainless).

 

Actually not that difficult.  Just slow.





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  #1571236 13-Jun-2016 19:36
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Laid the paving for the spa. Just need to build the fence and we'll be laughing

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  #1571419 14-Jun-2016 08:42
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What sort of prep work did you do before putting the tiles down Dicky? What's the base?


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  #1571438 14-Jun-2016 09:25
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The base was clay, i put sand down then laid the pavers.

Once it settled for a week i got a compactor but the tiles didn't settle any further.

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#1571455 14-Jun-2016 09:34
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Finally wired my Corsair AX Series AX760i Digital USB to my motherboard , performed some tests and find my PSU is 'reporting:)' via Corsair link that I am running at 92% efficency at gaming loads :) , thanks to the corsair programmers :) I know it cant be that accurate. 

 

 

 

Also replaced the batteries in the my Dynamix 6yr old 600W UPS , and surprising works well , and lasts 40min+ on all my pc loadout inc router/pfsense/ip camera loading . 

 

 

 

System Specs:

 

 

 

 

Motherboard: Asus Maximus VII Impact

 

Processor: Intel Devil's Canyon Core i5 4690K @4.50GHz 6MB LGA1150

 

Memory: Corsair CML16GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance LP 16GB (2x8GB

 

Graphics Card #1: ASUS MATRIX-GTX980-P-4GD5

 

Monitor: Acer XB270H Abprz Black 27" 1ms 144Hz G-Sync Monitor

 

Storage #1: Boot Drive Samsung SM951 256GB AHCI

 

Storage #2: 2X RAID 0 Samsung 850 EVO Series 500GB

 

CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

 

Case: Corsair Graphite Series 380T Mini ITX Chassis - Yellow

 

Power Supply: Corsair AX Series AX760i Digital 760W Modular Power Supply 80Plus Platinum

 

Mouse: Logitech M705 Unifying Marathon Mouse

 

Headset/Speakers: Creative Gigaworks T40 Series II 2 Channel Speaker

 

OS: UEFI Windows 10 Professional x64

 

Accessory #1: Logitech C920 HD Pro Full HD 1080p Webcam

 

 

 


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After a few months I've finally got my TV cabinet assembled and attached to the wall. I built this out of some rimu planks and boards I had lying around. The top and bottom were quite warped so I used sash clamps when gluing the sections together, to force the planks square again.

 

Click to see full size

 

It looks huge because I don't have that many toys in there yet. Just a DVD/HD recorder, a TiVo and a Blu Ray player.

 

There's enough room in there to have two 17" wide sets of gadgets side by side.

 

From left to right there are:

 

 

 

  • Four power points (I don't like multi boards)
  • UHF aerial cable, FM aerial cable, provision for a satellite cable, one spare module
  • Earth connection, two spare modules
  • Four ethernet connections, two spare modules
  • Three HDMI cables, two UFB cables
  • Cabling for future surround sound

I'm going to paint the cabinet black at some stage.

 

 

 

 


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  #1602574 1-Aug-2016 22:18
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Very nice. I'm just curious as to how you got the kit to stick to the roof of the box ;)

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mdf: Very nice. I'm just curious as to how you got the kit to stick to the roof of the box ;)

 

That's some weird $hit eh? I got the Missus to take a pic with her phone, it came through the right way up. When I saved it to the desktop, it was rotated 180 degrees. When I uploaded it to geekzone, it was still upside down. But if you click to enlarge it, it somehow flips around to the correct way up again. I got no idea why it's doing that!!


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  #1603100 2-Aug-2016 16:56
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It's taken me a it of time but I finally done my first IoT (Internet of Things) project to remote control my heat pump. The Arduino (ESP-12 micro-controller) acts as a webserver and relays the web commands into IR commands that the heat pump understands. There has been many times were I've gone to work and I have forgotten to turn off the heat pump or I'm out late and it's cold and I want to turn the heat pump on.

 

 There is zero internet security yet but I'm going to rely of my routers VPN to handle that.

 






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jimbob79:

 

It's taken me a it of time but I finally done my first IoT (Internet of Things) project to remote control my heat pump. The Arduino (ESP-12 micro-controller) acts as a webserver and relays the web commands into IR commands that the heat pump understands. There has been many times were I've gone to work and I have forgotten to turn off the heat pump or I'm out late and it's cold and I want to turn the heat pump on.

 

 There is zero internet security yet but I'm going to rely of my routers VPN to handle that.

 

 

 

 

This is the mobile web app I developed to control the heat pump. It's just a mix of jQuery & jQuery Mobile. All the html and assets are stored on the micro SD card.   

 

The ESP-12 Wi-Fi micro-controller is currently sitting on a development breakout board but I plan to move it to a smaller package using the ESP-12E which is smaller and have it compacted into a box the size of a Tic-Tac container or bicycle puncture re-pair kit box.

 

 






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  #1605485 6-Aug-2016 14:58
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Building and installing speaker back box's for Sonance Silhouette speakers.

 

 

 

 

 


DarthKermit

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  #1605491 6-Aug-2016 15:12
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^^^

 

Looks good. So much easier to do when you're building a new house than trying to retro-fit any new stuff.


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jimbob79:

 

jimbob79:

 

It's taken me a it of time but I finally done my first IoT (Internet of Things) project to remote control my heat pump. The Arduino (ESP-12 micro-controller) acts as a webserver and relays the web commands into IR commands that the heat pump understands. There has been many times were I've gone to work and I have forgotten to turn off the heat pump or I'm out late and it's cold and I want to turn the heat pump on.

 

 There is zero internet security yet but I'm going to rely of my routers VPN to handle that.

 

 

 

 

This is the mobile web app I developed to control the heat pump. It's just a mix of jQuery & jQuery Mobile. All the html and assets are stored on the micro SD card.   

 

The ESP-12 Wi-Fi micro-controller is currently sitting on a development breakout board but I plan to move it to a smaller package using the ESP-12E which is smaller and have it compacted into a box the size of a Tic-Tac container or bicycle puncture re-pair kit box.

 

 

 

 

Any chance you'd be willing to do a bit of a how-to guide? I'd love to do this with our heatpump.


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