Mod: Recycling Old Laptop Hard Drives

First off, this isn’t much of a mod. It’s just a case of getting busy with a screwdriver. But some people might be wary of cranking open a laptop, even an old one that they don’t use any more. So I thought I’d throw a quick blog together to show how easy it is to remove the hard drive from an old laptop and turn it into a portable drive. For fifteen quid. Bargain.

Turning this:

Into this:

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Steamhat!

Here’s the infamous steamhat you’ve all been waiting for!

I documented the whole process, including plenty of photos. It’s too long for a blog post but you can read the step-by-step guide here.

Mod: In an Emergency . . .

What started out as a silly conversation on Facebook about my wife running out of chocolate became this…

I documented the whole process, including plenty of photos. It’s too long for a blog post but you can read the step-by-step guide here.

Mod: Steampunk Goggles

I’ve always wanted a pair of the funky specs the Orbital guys wear:

So when I bought some steampunk goggles I couldn’t help but Orbital them up:

I documented the whole process, including plenty of photos. It’s too long for a blog post but you can read the step-by-step guide here.

NERF Steampunk Pistol

As part of my current steampunk obsession I decided to have a crack at modding one of my NERF guns. The end result wasn’t quite as steampunk as I would have liked but I had a lot of fun!

Before… After… I documented the whole process, including plenty of photos. It’s too long for a blog post but you can read the step-by-step guide here.