LeEco Le Pro 3 Battery Replacement

So my wife has a friend at work who is into there phones and like myself has an appreciation for all things imported. He has been having charge problems with his LeEco Le Pro 3, namely the phone would charge but battery drain was very high. After some checking it wasn’t a software issue (battery cycle count etc) so I said it probably needs a new battery. Imagine my surprise when the phone turned up at home to help swap the battery out…..happy days, never done one before and the…

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3D printed Newton 2100 Battery….TBC

A good friend and I were stilling in the office one day reminiscing about the “old” cool technology we remembers in our younger days. Over a few days and some ebay’ing, there was an Apple Newton 2100 winging its way 😀 When the Newton 2×00 was originally introduced, it came standard with 4 x AA sized alkaline batteries that were loaded into a battery tray. Alkaline, rechargeable NiCd or NiMH batteries may be used. An optional rechargeable NiMH pack could also be purchased. Sometime after the initial introduction, things got swapped the…

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Mount remote ftp directory host locally into Linux file system using curlftpfs

Morning, just a quick post, while working  on a project for work I needed to get meta data from an FTP site, I didn’t want to download the while site and the tool we are working on at would can scan File Server but not FTP directly…..a little but of a pickle until I stumbled on curlftpfs for linux. In a nutshell it uses FUSE (virtual file system in linux) to present the FTP site to the local machine…..I can then scan as if it were a local share……DONE!  (can also…

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Balco 3D Printer – From Aldi for £299 All In

Balco 3D Printer – From ALDI for £299 All In So after reading about a month ago that ALDI was going to be selling a 3d printer in the UK I was keen to find out more, after all I need a Christmas gift and I have been really good this year :P. I set a reminder so that could get a chance to pre-order on their website and before I knew it I had pre-order the printer and then had to wait 3 weeks. Before this I has managed…

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Raspberry Pi 3 and Cooling (Heat-sink, Fan and lid off)

I have a little time on my hands at the moment as I am in between jobs (finished old job after 10 years, doing some DIY + training and then starting new job soon) so I though I would have a little experiment. Now there are lots of posts about “is cooling actually needed” on a Raspberry Pi 3 and in general its usually down to personal preference. Its not sporting the latest CPU, probably consumes the same power as most i7 fans and is not running business critical apps…

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3D Printer Shopping – Which one?

I’ve been keeping an eye on 3d printer for sometime, about 5 years ago one turned up at work. It was a rather expensive lump, imported from the US and when by the name “makerbot”. The Buzz in the office was great and it wasn’t long before it was unpacked, powered up and printing some of the demo prints pre-installed on the SD card. After a few days, lots of WOWs, the novelty wore off and the team that were going to actually be using it took ownership and that…

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