Author: Melinda Wyers

Getting Started with Ham Radio

Got my Technician license a couple of months ago and am planning to spend some of the summer playing around with my handheld radio and SDRplay. Listen around for KG5LVX in the north Austin area until I get around to passing my general. I nearly passed it the first time but missed by 3 questions. […]

Noisy Cricket Amp Project

I finally finished this little amp project. The amp was made via the schematics from [Beavis Audio]. I used their “radio shack” pdf with the cool radio shack circuit board. Most of the other parts I bought off DigiKey and what they didn’t have I ordered off ebay. Here you can see the stomp box enclosure […]

Game Boy Advance Mod and Game Boy Color Cleanup

I disassembled both systems and cleaned the casing, removing over a decade of crap and dust. The GBC had stickers covering it that had to be removed. I first painted it black but the paint didn’t take (was a new kind I was trying out) and had to strip it and start over, taking more […]

Mass Effect N7 NES

  While cleaning out some of the garage I stumbled upon two dusty old NES systems and thought “I should fix these suckers up!” and thus a tedious journey began. I started with the usual 72 pin connector replacement and thought I should paint the systems while I was waiting on them to arrive. Here […]

Replacing Case on DMG Game Boy

After having successfully repaired my MacBook Air I went on to more simpler technologies. When I was nine or ten years old I decided to decorate my gameboy with fingernail polish. When I dug the sucker out of it’s storage bin I felt it was time to remove said polish but to no avail. Remover […]