I admit it: I'm a total geek. I love electronics, programming, 3D art, vintage Apple hardware, and whisky. I'm always juggling half a dozen projects. I also enjoy documenting it all: my successes, my failures, my experiences... and everything geeky along the way.

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Archives for 2007 | Kevin Rye.net - Main

Kevin Rye

Geek Extraordinaire. Yeh, I said it.

I'm so over blue LEDs

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I remember a few years ago when blue LEDs became all the rage. Back in my day it was amber and green; red was just old school. Listen to me, I sound like my old man.

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Digital Clock 3.0

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It’s time for a new clock. While the first clock I made was nice, it wasn’t exactly “display in the living room” material.

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Digital Clock 2.0

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It would be a waste to have perfectly functional prototype parts sitting in a box somewhere. If they’re going to sit in a box, might as well have them sit in a box keeping the time.

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Mini POV 3 Kit

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I ordered a really cool persistence of vision kit called the MiniPOV from Adafruit.com for $17.50. It’s really cool.

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Digital Clock 1.0

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Ever since my Dad showed me the nixie clock he built in the 70s from 74XX TTL chips, I’ve been wanting to make my own. I’m a little nervous about playing with high voltage nixies. So for now, I’ll get my feet wet with some low voltage 7-segment displays.

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Pimp My Tivo

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This is a sweet Tivo upgrade kit from weaknees.com that lets you pimp out your Tivo with a second hard drive.

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30" Cinema Display Stand

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I’m tired of the clutter on my desk. None of my peripherals seem to have a home. It’s all just kind of lying under the MacBook and Display. Read More...

Digital Photo Frame 1.0

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I wanted to make a digital photo frame from an old laptop. I’ve had various laptops over the years that I’ve found in the garbage. I kept them for a while, but eventually they all ended up in the garbage for various reasons. Mostly due to the fact that they were so old, that the hard drives and RAM would not support any OS or applications that would make them the least bit useful. Now that I think back, they all could run a screensaver! For a digital photo frame, thats all you need: an OS, images and a screensaver.

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Apple Remote Stand

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I was tired of looking at my $30 remote lying belly up on my desk like a dead Opossum. I needed to build a remote stand.
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DIY USB Charger

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I needed a pocket sized iPod charger. You know, in case of an emergency. Read More...