Computers Electronics

April Update 2016

The G5 quad is doing great. The system has been up for more than 175 days now after traditionally it crashing out after 30. I am currently running the stock cooling system until issues are resolved with the other one. Though, I’m out of town, so hopefully the factory one holds out well. I feel […]

Automotive Computers Electronics

New Corrado, Vintage PC Goodness to come, October Update

Hello all! As you may or may not have noticed, comments on this site were broken, and now are fixed. Since I have been consistently updating wordpress, but not really wanting to update my theme, comments ended up breaking within the last month or two with the recent updates. At any rate, I have updated […]

Electronics

Nature Power 2000w Inverter Test and Review

As a part of the Cadillac Camper project we decided to install a NaturePower 2000watt inverter (model 38320). This inverter was purchased at a local camping world. Before I go into further detail, I’m aware that there is a power inverter and converter that is combined into a single unit. For this project, we explicitly […]

Computers Electronics Software

Zoneminder is back! More security cameras woooo! DIY CCTV

For those of you long time DoogieLabs site visitors you might remember this post from long ago when I had my old house and was using zoneminder to monitor the security cameras: http://doogielabs.com/2010/11/news-for-thursday-september-25th-2010/ It has been years since I’ve used it, though I have been longing to use it again because I had great success […]

Computers Electronics

Apple G5 Quad “Fookushima”

Realtime system status can be found here. There no need for me to write out a lengthy introduction for this machine as my intent was very clear with this project, and outlined here in the below video: This machine, as of May 5th 2015 now hosts the DoogieLabs.com website and all other associated websites and […]

Electronics

Troll HD Camera Housing Hacking S750

Project Introduction: So we were given a Troll Systems camera housing with everything except the S750 master controller. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on a master controller, we’re going to break out the connector and control the camera ourselves. Here are the pics of the circuit board and a diagram of the pinouts.   […]

Computers Electronics

November 2013 Update

Chinese made Laptop Battery Review: I got a new battery for my IBM ThinkPad, I took a gamble on one of those cheap Chinese batteries from eBay, as seen here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/190800977853 This battery was not the greatest in my opinion and great care should be taken when purchasing such batteries from eBay. This is the […]

Electronics

Project Thumper made Hackaday!

The new video is out for Thumper, and it ended up being posted on Hackaday (click here for the original post) I was very excited to see this on Hackaday, and then was disappointed when I read comments like: “Maybe itโ€™s just me, but I love the Geek Group too. However, Chris just rubs me […]

Automotive Computers Electronics

Late January update!

SGI Fuels are now in stock! Well things have been kind of slow in the way of progress of personal projects because I have been busy trying to get my stuff together and listed on eBay. I recently made the next round of purchases of computer equipment and a bunch of it will be listed […]

Computers Electronics

LCD Monitor has been repaired!

My Prized 25″ Flatpanel monitor lost it’s back light about a month ago. As it turns out, one of the CCFL tubes ended up getting a short in one end. The short caused the panel to get really hot forcing me to run the display at reduced overall brightness, and then the problem got worse […]

Electronics

Power supply cap order list

So this is more my personal notes, buuuuut then I thought about it and this may actually be handy to someone else wanting to fix an expensive power supply. This is the list of Capacitors and values that one would need to order up when recapping this power supply. Use your ESR meter, you’ll likely […]

Computers Electronics

It’s back up!

Finally got the server back up and running, it blew ALL of the capacitors! yuck Here is a shot of the load testing, seemed to work just fine. It was not very fun to fix, this is the SECOND DELL that has taken a shit on me when used as a server. I am finally […]

Automotive Electronics

Whaaa?

Welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ Finally got around to getting the new site together. Totally new look, totally new foundation. Freaking awesome. Its taken some adjusting to the new format but I’m finding it more useful than the old layout. So, whats new at the shop? Lots, I have started shaving the engine bay of my Corrado (project […]

Electronics

News & Blog for Sunday April 24th 2011

Happy Easter! I’m having a good weekend off, I actually have been working on some electronics at the shop. I finally got my developer board almost finished. I haven’t made boards at the shop yet since I had been there, but have designed a couple of boards that needed to be tried out. One thing […]

Electronics

News and Blog for Thursday, April 21st 2011

Whatup Yo! So I got a few of these cobalt power steering motors on hand, these are the recalled units that have the overheating tendencies or whatever. They don’t spin all that fast however they are torquey as hell. (I guess they’re 1.2KW motors or something like that) Actually, these things are quite useful but […]

Automotive Electronics

Blog for Wednesday, March 10th 2010

Got some more stuff! Things have been a little slower moving around here because of work-related reasons and the nice weather we’ve been getting doesn’t seem to want to align with the weekends I have off. Nevertheless, here is what I managed to get done… The postman brought me a package containing 2 hella boxes: […]