1. J

    Hello world

    A warm hello and welcome to this thread first of all, and I really hope you would leave here entertained, and leave me bruised and wiser. :) I just found out my company would be retrenching in November, and that sucks, but, as my daddy always said, knowledge is power. So here I am, taking...
  2. S

    Building Lead Acid Batteries

    Found this webpage for DIY lead acid batteries. and thought it might be interesting. In special the book from 1922 on the page is a goldmine for everybody interested in the topic. Here the direct link to the detailed table of contents. I remembered that I have seen old battery assemblies...
  3. V

    iPad Mini parts DIY kit Where to buy

    Hi all Im looking for a retailer of ipad/phone parts. My mother recently smashed her ipad mini screen/digitiser. I want to fix it for her but I have no idea where i can get genuine parts for apple products Thinking of starting a business fixing screens and so on. Thank you :wtf::wtf:
  4. Thor

    Need help with a Project (LCD Display)

    Hey, I looked around and saw I had some old parts here. I basically want to use the LCD laptop display I have and turn it into a sweet small Monitor, but I have no idea how to do the wiring and if I actually need a LCD controller board, I kind of think that I will need the controller board so...
  5. T

    Drilling and electricals

    Hey guys I'm planning to put up a bunch of shelves with L-brackets but am scared of hitting any electrical wiring in the drilling process. The plugs are only about 2cm long each. I know very little of how electrical wiring gets laid during construction but was hoping at least the top 2cm of...
  6. Inky1980

    Built on without plans, want to sell home. Need advice.

    Hi all. I had an extra room built on to my house some time ago without having plans approved. Yes, I know....stupid me. Prior to that, I tried to obtain the original plans through the city, but that became a nightmare. I want to sell my house now, what do I do? Can I have the plans drawn...
  7. E

    How to easily slide in a tight fitting kitchen counter top using packing tape

    I recently removed one of the melamine counter tops in our kitchen to make it a bit shorter so our washing machine could fit into the kitchen without blocking the door. Removing the counter was fairly easy, and trimming it was a breeze. Refitting the top seemed impossible because it had to slot...
  8. G

    Pastel Evvolution Single user Install

    Looking at running pastel evolution, I contacted sage and tried to by the product, I was contacted by one of their partners and quoted 35000(labour) for an install. Thought that was a little crazy.. Anyone know if it can be installed ones self ?
  9. R

    DIY ADT remotes

    I want to get two more ADT remotes for my alarm system, but I don't fork out R400 for call out + R300 per remote (R1000 total). Anyone try to DIY additional remotes for their alarm? If you have, please let me know if it worked.
  10. akescpt

    dstv forum attachment

    hi! i was wondering if someone can assist. i registered on the dstv forum last night. they have an DIY installation document but i cant access the pdf at the moment: you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons: Your user account may not have...
  11. jes

    Want an iPad 3? Do it yourself

    Want an iPad 3? Do it yourself An enterprising Chinese man has come up with a solution for gadget-crazy people who desperately want Apple’s popular iPad tablet computer but cannot afford it — DIY.
  12. Budza

    Please help! PC Diagnosis Required

    HTPC/gaming rig, connected via GFX (DVI->HDMI cable) to 42" LCD HDTV. Win 7 Ultimate x64. When turning on, about 40% of the time, the fans just go at max speed, and monitor never comes on. Other 60%, there's that initial loudness, then things settle down and all is OK. When running, after...
  13. C

    Don't DIY your carkit...get a BMW

    iPhone and iPad accessories!
  14. A

    How do I Upgrade My Laptop's SATA Hard Drive?

    Hello all, I currently have a 160 GB that is fast running out of space. I want to change it myself because it will save me money. I have spotted a couple of affordable 2.5" internal HDDs, and I want to get a 500GB one. I will buy an enclosure along with it, ghost the old into the new and...
  15. F

    how to build your own remote switch

    Hi guys I'm trying to find info on building my own remote switch for the Sony cameras that take a "D" shaped 10pin input. The original sony one is called the RM AV2 ( . However the shape and functionality of this switch does not suit...
  16. krycor

    Wifi Antennae wiring.. 1 or 2 wires?

    So i've got this old ADSL router that we use as a bridge and i since for one of the other routers i changed the antennae to a 8db antennae i have a 5db one lying around. Now the adsl one i have came with a small 3db one built in and i figured i'd just change it but things are never easy. Its...
  17. HapticSimian

    Thermo-nuclear home theatre

    As mentioned here, the new home theatre setup Sony SA spoilt me with as compensation for their repair agents' effect on my blood pressure left me with a bit of a hassle - SPACE! So, 90 degree rotation of the living room is now complete. I had flashbacks of a less happy time, around 4 years...
  18. Nod

    DIY pfSense firewall system

    Source: Techrepublic Lots more info at the link.
  19. Budza

    Fuel overflow line- Fix needed

    1996 Opel Astra: Fuel overflow line has a small leak. Drips petrol for the first 75km or so of each fillup. Line runs from top of tank back to about midway along the filler pipe. If this is not the overflow hose, what is it? To replace this, I would need to drop the tank to get to the top of...
  20. bwana


    Anyone have any success in DIY'ing one? I've just picked up a nice big piece of heavy black fabric for a backdrop (7m x 2.5m) and I realised I'm going to need some decent lighting.