Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mini SIM Card to Micro SIM Card conversion

Introduction

After months of waiting for my new mobile phone when I finally received it and wanted to use it it turned out that it takes a micro SIM card instead of the mini SIM card my previous phone has been using. I knew that the SIM cards have gone through some extensive shrinking in the past, it just simply didn't occur to me that I might run into this problem.
After some research I figured that my provider would charge me for issuing me with a new, smaller SIM card, not to mention the additional delay.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

XBOX 360 Controller Rumble Light Effect Mod

Introduction

A friend of mine asked me if I could jazz his Halo 4 Edition XBOX 360 wireless controller up a little bit in the short time he was visiting me. Originally, I offered to make this modification, but when I opened up his controller it soon became obvious that it's not possible: in this new controller the color of the lights around the Guide button is not determined by the color of the LEDs. White LEDs are used and the plastic ring around the button filters the light, in this case, to blue. Not wanting to disappoint my friend, after some thinking I came up with this very simple addition to his controller.