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Archive for October, 2007

Projects: Fixed my boots

Posted by llemarie on October 14, 2007

Exciting! I fixed my boots.

I’ve been a walking fashion faux-pas for weeks now, since a metal plate broke at the back of my boots then fell off altogether. We couldn’t have that. New Rock was kind enough to send me a set of replacement plates and rivets with no instructions to take the broken plate off and put the new one in.

The solution: walk about with the broken plate hanging until a piece falls off a few months later and use brute force to pry the remaining bits off. Of course, I should have thought about it before: nothing beats brute force.

After that it took me weeks to finally get my act together and replace the thing. I had to learn how to use a rivet machine – I had to buy a rivet machine. Scary. The whole thing took 10 minutes.

Pixels on flickr.

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Project: Frankenphones (update)

Posted by llemarie on October 14, 2007

Well, that didn’t take long. It took less than a week for the inevitable to happen. The duct tape stopped sticking and the right driver came loose, rattling about. That and the blue-tack holding the charging connector stopped tacking. I feel let down by the DIYer’s best friend. I used hotglue this time to hold the driver in place.

I got some comments in Portuguese saying that there weren’t enough pictures of the process anyway. It’s a bit late now for that, but while I repaired the rattling I took some more pictures: flickr.

In the pictures, we can see the irreparable damage I did to the first bluetooth module I had. Because of that I had to replace it ):

We can also see the neat little on/off button. I didn’t even have to drill for it, it simply uses the hole for the old wire. Convenient.

See my original post for details about the headphones.

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