well, when i say 'mod' its not really a mod but im excited about it anyways so i thought i would share it with you guys!
well, being the person i am, i get bored and like making stuff, and i love my computer, so i thought i would put the 3 together and banish my boredom by making something for my pooter!
at first, i was sitting there playing in croc tech and i thought how i would like to make my own fan/ cold cathode controller. i designed one in my head and drew it on paper. i was set to make it but i then discovered a flaw to my brilliant plan.... i have no electronic components! so that project is on hold until i 'borrow' some components from school!
then i thought, i will 'do ' something simpler that i can do now, so i thought of power buttons and all the kool ways i could turn on my pooter. and then i thought of security, and how at home, i dont want people/ family using my pooter w/o permission, and at lans (if i ever go to one, im only 15 lol) how i would want people turning on/off my pooter. so, i thought of putting a switch in my power button circuit. i thought of all sorts of genious switches i could put in by having hidden ones to elaborate ones, and they i thought of a key. i was straight on ebay searching for 'switches with keys' after trawling through much 'crap', i found a suitable switch and brought it for about £2 free postage! bargain i thought.
when i recieved the switch (today) i was most excited! but then there was a problem, i had brought a double pole switch instead of a sinlge, so there were 4 connector thingies on the back of it when i expected 2! not a problem i said! so i sat there with my led, wire and 2 aa batteries trying to find which pins connected to what! after a few trials i figured it out, and was on my way with my solderer making some connections! i now have it working sweet, where the power button will do bugger all unless the key is turned!! yay, i was chuffed! lol here it is :
yes, that is duct tape acting as an insulator! lol. i didnt have any heatshrink. im happy with it and am proud of my first electrical 'mod' lol. i will post pics up when i get the key mounted on a drive bay blanker, but first i need to get a drill bit!
thanks, see ya!
p.s. i know its simple, but im proud of it!!!! lol