Archive for the 'Hardware Mods' Category


Solderless Touch Screen Kit Now Available for Acer Aspire One

posted by DonDula @ 18:48 PM
November 3, 2008
Solderless Touch Screen Kit Now Available for Acer Aspire One

After pretty much breaking my new Acer Aspire One last week (from carless soldering while trying to install a touch screen) it is only typical that just today a solderless version has been released on ebay. The touch kit is compatible with the Aspire One as well as the Asus 901, and offers the ease of not having to solder a thing. The link for the kit can be found by clicking on the post title, it costs about $96 dollars and ships from Taiwan. For those of you brave enough to try this, the kit seems to come with everything that you would need, including install instructions. Now I’m off to buy a Gigabyte m912x.


Make your own $349 macbook. (AKA the hackbook)

posted by DonDula @ 2:21 AM
October 7, 2008
Make your own $349 macbook.  (AKA the hackbook)

.A recent impulse buy of mine was an Acer Aspire One net book. A tiny but powerful sub notebook that features an 8.9in screen and the new Intel atom processor. Models start at $329, which run Linux, have 512mb of ram and a 8Gb solid state hard drive. For just $20 more you can get the model that runs Windows XP Home, 1Gb of ram and a 120Gb hard drive. For $349 the computer was just too enticing to pass up. Weighing in right around 2 pounds and being only 9in in length, the Aspire One is the perfect and affordable solution for people on the go.
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Retro Console Mods: Nintendo 64 Cartridge Copier (the Z64)

posted by DonDula @ 22:05 PM
September 24, 2008
Retro Console Mods: Nintendo 64 Cartridge Copier (the Z64)

While cleaning out my closet the other day, I came across a device I bought many years back that let me backup my Nintendo 64 game cartridges on to 100mb zip disks, and then playback the game images through my N64 without the need of a cartridge. It was such a cool and invaluable device to have back in the 90’s I just wanted to share it with you now.
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