HackerMaker is the culture and philosophy of creating, repairing and inventing out of whatever is available. Raw materials are no longer the raw materials with which we work.
Our prime materials have been extracted, cooked, processed, moulded and shaped cheaply and in large qualities to fit some purpose other than ours.
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Restore Hot Wheels Car
baremetalHW shows how to restore a toy Hot Wheels car that was spoilt with a dreadful paint job.
He shows how to remove the old paint job, restore the metal through sanding, electro-plating, polishing, and re-painting. Also how to re-paint, apply decals, and apply replacement after-market windscreen and wheels.
Dr Scott M. Baker says: I was tired of carrying media back and forth to my homebuilt XT computer, so I used dual-ported RAM to build a virtual floppy replacement that serves floppy images up from a raspberry pi. A small BIOS extension loaded into the dual-ported RAM simulates a floppy disk drive. Requests are made by the ISA PC, and served by the raspberry pi.