DIY Adapt for a Wrist Strap

Here is one of my DIY home-made adapt for a wrist strap. Using 10mm width polyester strap, I slotted right in the camera body and securing with stitched black string at one end. I also added a split ring the other end for any attachment.

DIY Adapt

Youtube: The Handle (Steadicam Project part 2)

This video is the second part of my Steadicam Project. Using an old flashlight as the handle to attach the gimbal part, luckily the old Garrity LED flashlight is perfectly fit to the gimbal ball bearing. Check out my video below and enjoys.

Youtube: My gimbal (Steadicam Project part 1)

I was impressed by WSCLATER with his DIY steadicam some time ago. Surprisingly, I have some time to make my first piece of the steadicam which is the gimbal part. As you can see below is my Youtube video with a finish assembly gimbal parts.

The parts are:

  • a set of Traxxas TRX-5151 universal joint
  • 2x Bauer Lab Series ABEC 1 roller skating ball bearing
  • 2x M6x10 screws (cut shorten)
  • 2x bronze joiner (cut shorten)
  • some hot glue (glue the joiner with universal U joint)

Note: This video was captured by iPhone 4 and I can say it’s a very good pocket video camera. BTW, just ignore my finger nails and roughly skin on my hands… ehhh…

Blowing it off!

This compact air compressor DeWALT D55140 is great for small jobs in the house to dust off some of your computer components. This compressor is really quiet featuring 71 dBA, 1 gallon, 136 PSI max.

DeWALT D55140

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Water Cooling SLi GTX560Ti

I’ve finally got all the parts together and finally updated my water cooling rig. Running single loop with GTX560Ti in SLi and CPU. The water cooling parts are:

  • Watercool HEATKILLER® GPU-X³ GTX 560 water block
  • Swiftech MCP 655 Water Pump with Speed Controller
  • Bitspower Dual D5 Mod Top Extreme
  • EK Dual Bay SPIN Reservoir with Flow Meter
  • XSPC RX360 Radiator
  • XSPC Rasa Black Acetal CPU block
  • Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850RPM 59CFM @ 28db Fans
  • PrimoChill PrimoFlex PRO Black Tubing 1/2″ID 3/4″OD with 1/8″ Wall
  • Bitspower Ultimate G 1/4 Thread 1/2″ ID x 3/4″ OD Compression Fitting
  • Danger Den SLi Fitting Kit
  • Lian-Li PT-FN04 fan controller

As for computer parts I’m currently running with:

  • Case: Corsair Obsidian 800D
  • MB: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3 with bios F3
  • CPU: Intel i7 2600K 3.4GHz
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance 4x4GB DDR3 1600MHz
  • GPU: EVGA nVidia GTX 560 Ti SC
  • PSU: Corsair AX850

Updated: After 20 minutes FurMark stress test the GPUs, the load temp is reading around 42ºC, for the idle temp is 30ºC (my room is 24ºC). I’m very happy with this result. Here is a FurMark screenshot:

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Disable iTunes autostart / sync

Would you hate how iTunes autostart/sync whenever you plugged in iPods, iPhones and iPads to your PC? I think there are few ways you can disable this autostart/sync features. To completely disable them, here is how to do:

To disable autostart in iTunes:

  1. In iTunes, under DEVICES, select one of your iPods / iPhones / iPads device.
  2. Over the right side, you will see Options.
  3. Unchecked “Open iTunes when this iPad is connected”

To disable auto sync in iTunes:

  1. In iTunes, select Menu > References… or press Ctrl+,
  2. Select Devices tab on top
  3. Checked “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from synching automatically”
  4. Click OK

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