Still some work on the carburetor, but 99% of the work done. Now up to the last big hurdle, there German TÜV.
As promised here is a small instruction how to make a fender from glassfibre quite quick, easy and also cheap. I needed a fender for my Caferacer project and I could not find a one that fitted my front tire, was financially in reach and according my esthetically likes. So I started to make one myself. Diesen Beitrag weiterlesen »
Most of the bodywork is done. Still a lot of small stings to do to finish the rolling chassis. But it definitely is going forward, although in small steps. (Seatpad is photoshopped) Diesen Beitrag weiterlesen »
I ride quite a bit of modern motorcycles, due to my daily job, but I never had the feeling like on my first, old motorcycle back in the days. So I decided I want an new (old) motorcycle. And because I like to build stuff, I decided to build my own Caferacer.
I decided to take a Yamaha SR-500 as the basis. First, I love singles, second it´s quite popular and you get a lot of things and information on the interwebs.
I found an offer for a SR-500. Lots of parts for a caferacer build included, engine below 30.000 km. Only one problem, cylinder must be made and new piston. Not such a problem.I bought it.
Back home I checked a bit deeper, and what I found was not so nice. Piston-rod jammed. This means the whole engine has to be taken apart and revised. Let´s see what I find next.
But anyway, I knew it would be a big project.
As the name simplenZAR implicates, this thing should be very simple, but with all the cables it it is not very useful. So I decided to take this a bit further and expand my knowledge a bit. I decided to build a shield to fit the Arduino, so I could get rid of all the cables. Diesen Beitrag weiterlesen »
After my first successful experience in electronics, building the MeeBlip, I was a hooked. So I decided to buy an arduino and dive a bit deeper.
My first project was a rudimentary sequencer to work together with my MeeBlip. It took me 3 days to figure out the schematiks and code the programm. It was great fun.
James Graham released a new firmware for the MeeBlip, today. For exactly this reason I bought an ISP-Programmer (In System Programmer) couple of weeks ago. Because this whole microcontroler thing is quite new to me, I was a bit worried to brick my Blip, but my worries were for nothing.
The hackable digital synthesizer
A couple of weeks ago I found the MeeBlip on some synth related sites. Because I like to build stuff and I like electronic music equipment, this small thin was the perfect combination for a nice new project. James Grahame designed this device and you can order the rather cheap diy kit for $79. For me in Europe with the rather weak dollar it was around 60 Euro. It arrived just after Christmas and I had a few days to dive into this project.
A couple of month ago I stubbled over a fascinating video on youtube called “Music made with buttons”. I was totally captivates by the performance and the song and emidiately downloaded three albums from Egadz on kidwithoutradio (The have other fine stuff there, too). I also bought a AKAI MPD. So all in all a rather expensive youtube experience. Egadz has a very unique sound with his quite low-tech samples and imperfect timing what creates a incredible emotional atmosphere. Diesen Beitrag weiterlesen »