DIY Bed Frame with Storage

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I moved to a smaller apartment and designed and built a large wooden twin storage bed with a lot of under bed storage because usually, a bed just takes a lot of space that is not too useful for much else than laying in a coma and hallucinating vividly.

Student Food #001

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Cheap student food. The corner-stone of mankind. In this article we cook a dish, that put me through college and high-school.

This is excellent food for students as its dirt cheap, tastes good and looks awful.

DIY Cranberry Wine

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Finland is known for its alcoholism. I decided to celebrate that fact by making traditional Finnish drink "Vappukilju", translating roughly as "strong home-made brew for first of May".

Kilju is illegal to make here but adding some sort of fruit makes it technically wine and okay. So, with a little help from my friend, we made some "cranberry wine" with a little twist.

Quest for cheap booze

The mission was to make something that tastes good, is relatively cheap, ferments fast and most important - is strong!

IKEA Bekant SmartDesk with Arduino – Upgrade

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I upgraded the mechanical sensor of my DIY IKEA SmartDesk to ultrasonic rangefinder to set it's height from the floor automatically which greatly improved its usability!

I removed the original magnetic limit-switch and replaced it with ultrasonic PING-sensor that could measure the actual height from the floor.

Read the part 1 of this article

https://www.henrirantanen.fi/2015/03/10/ikea-smartdesk/

System in action

Video

https://youtu.be/-vNAtd21MmA

How radiation affects digital camera

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I recently visited the Chernobyl exclusion zone the pictures of the damaged reactor of the power plant were slightly faded, I suspected it was due to the background radiation.

I figured it was easy enough to test how radiation affects digital CMOS-sensors so I irradiated my Nikon to see what kind of effects would I get.