This is cool: Dumb to managed switch conversion. The author takes a cheap switch and upgrades it to support VLANs.
Category Archives: Hardware
When I was ordering my Arlec safety device Bunnings suggested I might want this Sandleford 4 Piece Funnel Set for $4.49, and how could I say no?
Arlec Single Outlet Safety Switch
Thanks to my mate Raz I now have an Arlec Single Outlet Safety Switch from Bunnings. It’s a 30mA residual-current device (RCD), which is a type of earth-leakage circuit breaker (ELCB).
You can see my bench UPS in the bottom right:
It’s a PowerShield Defender 1200VA.
The UPS then has the Arlec device in the back of it, which then powers the rest of my bench (behind the scissors):
You can see I still have my Xbox power cable plugged in. We’re not sure exactly what that does. In addition to an electronic fuse maybe an RCD or maybe an arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) or maybe all of the above.
Toilet light cover
I had to replace the globe in the toilet light:
But when I did I managed to snap off the tabs that hold the cover on. So I glued and bolted them back on:
You can see the screws I used are way too big. I had 6mm and 18mm in inventory and had to use the 18mm ones. Realising this gap in my inventory I have just now purchased some 8mm, 10mm, and 12mm ones to flesh out my collection.
I see Orange Pi in my future. Also of interest: LinkStar H68K. Learned about them over here: I Can Save You Money! – Raspberry Pi Alternatives.
Need friction, add rubber
I needed a bit of plastic of a particular size. But the company that cut to size for me demanded a minimum order. So I ended up with ten pieces of plastic:
I got some angle brackets and used three spare pieces to make some shelves. See if you can spot them all:
Hmm. Here’s one with slightly better lighting: