Category: Tech Projects

This section is chocked full of various tutorials. I also cover DIY tech projects and helpful hints for repairing consoles and accessories.

Building your gaming toolkit

Tips for building your own gaming toolkit

When I set about writing my last post “My gaming toolkit for tear down and repair”, I thought it would also be a good idea to also talk about tips for building your own gaming toolkit. Putting all of this content together resulted in a super long post. So instead...

Gaming toolkit

My gaming toolkit for tear downs and repairs

I had some free time over the long weekend to read through some of my older blog posts. Doing this made me realize that something I have never done a post about is my gaming toolkit. The toolkit I use when I’m taking apart gaming consoles, controllers and doing repairs....

Video Game Collection Tracker

How to track your game collection for free

Introduction Since starting this blog, I have been more actively building up my collection of video games. It has been great fun to do overall but something I am continually questioning is the best way to manage my game collection. I recently revamped how I manage my game collection via...

Perler bead shadow box display

Perler Bead Shadowbox Display

Introduction Recently I discovered the world of perler beads, having bought 2 tubs of them from Ikea. Well actually, I first discovered these on Pinterest and after a long time of browsing and pinning I finally caved and bought 2 tubs to try my hand at it! Too many perler...

Perler Bead Necklace

How I made a Pokéball perler bead necklace

Having recently purchased a wealth of perler beads from a recent Ikea trip, I needed to find a way to use them all! So I took to Pinterest to find some inspiration. Creating a “perler bead inspo” board I started searching and pinning. Something I quickly came across was the...

Spray Paint Cover Photo

How to spray paint your old games consoles

I recently took on the project of spray painting over my Playstation 2 slim console basically because I had ruined it with sticker cleaner. Talk about a stupid mistake, well lesson learned anyway. I have just finished this project and it turned out so well I decided to put together...

How to fix it - Nintendo DS lite

Nintendo DS Lite – How To Fix It

Over the last number of months I have disassembled a large number of Nintendo DS Lite consoles. As a result, I’ve learned a great deal about troubleshooting various issues with this console. So, I am starting this new How to Fix It series of posts to share with you what...

xbox controller teardown

Teardown – Third party original Xbox controller

I recently picked up an original xbox controller in the charity shop (third party controller) for a very small amount. I decided to put together this simple tutorial / guide for how to take apart the controller to clean it up and give it a new lease of life. What...

Retro Repairs

My time doing gaming retro repairs – I’ve learned a lot

My background in gaming retro repairs Gaming retro repairs or the act of taking apart and repairing games consoles (mainly older consoles) is an interesting and for me very fulfilling past time that I have been doing for the last number of months. To give you all some background here,...