Saturday, June 22, 2019

Shipping Container Hanging Shelves (and my recycling system)

You can never have too many shelves.  A while back, I built some shelves for the end of my shipping container.  Recently, I've built hanging shelves for the side of my shipping container - and then built some for our church's shipping container as well!

They aren't designed for handling insane amounts of weight (I'd put 300lb on them without worrying about it), but they'll support lighter boxes without any trouble.  If you've got a shipping container and want more storage, you may find these insanely useful!


Like my other shelves, these don't require any penetrations through the wall.  They're entirely supported by the chains run to the hooks along the top corner.

Plus, for fun, I added some additional shelves to help organize my recycling better.


If you've got a shipping container, you'll almost certainly want to build hanging shelves for it!

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Clank: Reviving an Ancient Netbook (and replacing an iPhone 6S rear lens)

I admit to an odd enjoyment of making old, slow hardware (or new, slow hardware) into something useful.  I've been making very good progress on the front of "Making usable desktops out of things people think are too slow."  Raspberry Pi 3s, Jetson Nanos, ancient netbooks...

This week, I'm talking about Clank: An old Asus 1215N I found at a local pawn shop for nearly nothing.  The battery was stone dead, the hard drive was shot, it had 2GB of RAM, and was covered in dust - but it powered on to the BIOS, and showed promise.  So, away we go!


What's it take to restore something this old to being useful?  Is it useful?  Join me for the journey!