Author: Nicholas O'Sullivan

August 9, 2020

Tinting a Window

The other week the security screen arrived for the shed window. So, while installing it I thought I might put the extra effort in and also install some tinting to help control the temperature. The budget for this project was $50. As I’m new to tinting I of course watched many YouTube video detailing the process. I determined after watching that yes of course, I’ll […]

July 3, 2020

Setting up the new Shed

So, it’s been quite a quick week for me! As I go into the show holiday weekend I know it’s coming at a convenient time. You see this last week the shed has been finished, all rectification works have been completed and I’m currently just awaiting the final paperwork before paying the final invoice (as it was paid in stages). So, I started on about […]

June 29, 2020

Raspberry PI 12V Alarm System

So, I believe I’ve finally finished our Home Alarm System. I haven’t went for an off the shelf cheap solution. Rather, I’ve opted for a fully cabled and customizable setup using a Raspberry Pi and a PiFace Digital 2. Hopefully at some point in the future, I will publish a YouTube video on the system so that others could implement it. Here’s an image of […]

June 22, 2020

The Toyota Service Difference – Free Coffee!

So with my work I’ve got a Toyota Rav4 (2018) model that I drive within the region. This vehicle, I’m also responsible for ensuring it’s taken in for a service at the dealer when it’s due (Every 6 months). Which, after going to a few times, I’ve come to enjoy it and wish I could bring the vehicle in for a service even more regularly! […]

June 22, 2020

Sealing a concrete shed slab

So, as part of the shed building process the first step was in getting a slab prepared and laid. The concreter, Darren that our shed company had organised us did a great job at preparing the site and was careful around all the irrigation pipes and pool pipies that came pretty close to the slab. By the time it came to the pouring day temperatures […]

June 10, 2020

Tanglewood Acoustic Guitar Repair

So, the other month I pulled out my Tanglewood acoustic to give it a strum. Occasionally I like to plug it into my FX pedal to see what interesting sounds I can get out of it – But, it didn’t work! After doing some basic checks on my lead and the battery voltage I then became a bit more concerned. So, I thought, well it’s […]

June 4, 2020

Installed Dead Bolt and Door Lock

So, I finally got around to replacing the inside of this door’s key barrel. I went to my local locksmith in Townsville that I use for all my lock needs. I’ve always found them to offer great service and it’s also good knowing I can support local. The locksmith I use is Jim Roberts who charge reasonable prices for re-keying a lock to suit my […]

June 2, 2020

SR Suntour Forks – Changing Bicycle Forks on a Trek Bicycle

So, earlier in the year I was riding my Cross Country Trek Mountain Bike and noticed the forks gave way. This mean that I could no longer lock my suspension out or actually use suspension the way it’s meant to be – like reducing road and track vibration and generally absorbing shocks. So, I took to searching online to find a supplier for the forks. […]

May 3, 2020

The May50k

I am running to leave MS behind! Please support my goal to reach $500 by donating here. Support my challenge to leave MS behind! I’m taking part in The May 50K. I will be running 100km throughout May and leaving my limits behind to raise funds for life-changing research into multiple sclerosis!  There are over 25,600 Australians living with MS and I need your help to […]

May 3, 2020

Cruising through April

Well, it’s been about a month since my last update here. There hasn’t been many huge things happening the last month – Most of the major things that have happened, happened in the last weeks of March. Just before Australia went into a lock down of sorts. Being in Queensland, which is a state that so far hasn’t been affected too badly from Covid-19. Whereas […]