How to set up an electronics lab/workshop at home

Introduction I have a spare room at home and I have been thinking of setting up an electronics lab there. I did a bit of Googling to see what others have done to create a good electronics lab at home. This post is a summary of the information I have collected so far including all […]

July 25, 2011 | Posted in DIY | 1 Comment »

Making Web 2.0 Buttons in Gimp

Introduction Gimp is a very powerful image manipulation program and best of all it is free! Once you know the basics of Gimp you can use it for most of your graphics needs (why spend gazillion dollars on Photoshop?). Quite often developers need to quickly make buttons or banners for their Web 2.0 applications. This […]

April 4, 2011 | Posted in DIY | No Comments »

Cleaning and removing dust from Nikon D80 image sensor

Last week I was in Bangalore enjoying a long weekend. I was taking a lot of photos using my Nikon DSLR D80 and while taking the photo of the Bangalore city landscape I noticed a black spot in my photo (see photo on the right). It was big and ugly. I thought that this was […]

September 18, 2010 | Posted in DIY | 1 Comment »

Removing bios password in Toshiba Netbook NB200

Recently I bought a Toshiba Netbook NB200. If you use a computer mainly for email, browsing, music etc. this is a great machine. It has good performance with pre-installed Windows XP. The only problem I found was the power LED which is a major irritant during daytime.  Don’t even think of using a Netbook as […]

November 18, 2009 | Posted in DIY | 22 Comments »