Posts tagged as “DIY”

Virtual Reality Flight Simulator

Henri Rantanen 7

In the summer of 2018, I built a VR-based flight simulator. The first version was just to just play with a computer with the yoke mounted to the desk, but I soon realized virtual reality would certainly add a whole layer of realism that would help train hand-eye coordination of flying a plane.

As a result I continued the project and added even more realism!

DIY Bed Frame with Storage

Henri Rantanen 0

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.

DIY Cranberry Wine

Henri Rantanen 0

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

Henri Rantanen 0

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