Tag Archives: diy

Make your kid’s Superheros Super-Magnetic! [KidCraft, DIY]

Mini-Batman stands tall! But can he scale metal walls?!

NOTE: this entry marks a new category on my blog called “KidCraft” it will contain fun projects to benefit kids. This particular project is meant for parents to enhance their kid’s toys, but future projects will be for kids to do themselves… Step-by-step photos can be found at the end of the entry Superhero Madness! My one year old daughter has a little four year old friend that is absolutely gaga over superheros. The boy is extreme when it comes

Dell M6500 (and M6400) eGPU setup and limitations

If you are interested in using an eGPU (DIY ViDock) solution with a particular laptop, it can be REALLY hard to wade through 500+ pages of eGPU info over at the notebookreview forum! So, here are a couple brief excerpts to make things easier for Dell notebook owners.  Make sure to checkout the original thread pages (at the source links below) for more info! DIY eGPU experiences – Page 549 [Dell M6400 info]Source URL: http://forum.notebookreview.com/gaming-software-graphics-cards/418851-diy-egpu-experiences-549.html#post7896823 Relevant portion for M6400 owners… PROBLEM:

Lenovo X220 i7 with eGPU! (diy ViDock)

My new Lenovo X220 laptop should be arriving soon. While it has a nice i7 CPU, it only has only has an integrated Intel HD 3000  for the video card  This severely limits 3D performance, therefore I will be adding something known as a DIY eGPU -or- DIY ViDock. This is a simple little project that is similar to the commercial “ViDock” product but at a lower cost and potentially with more capabilities. Basically it is connecting a desktop video card to

Favorite homebrew computers: 1997-2010

Some people enjoy building hot rods, or building model airplanes. I enjoy building computers. The first PC I built was in 1997, I was a sophomore in HS. I can still remember researching all the parts, using a computer in the HS science classroom (I didn’t have internet at home at that time). Tom’s Hardware and Anandtech were my primary sources of motherboard and CPU reviews.  Those two sites helped me immensely in choosing the best components for my “first