2021.09.14 ｜ Yuki Rea
Adding AUX Input to Volvo 740/760/940/960 CR-8xx Series Headunits
Installing an AUX input into Volvo 700 and 900 series CR-8xx headunits is very easy. This guide explains how to modify your OEM Volvo headunit to retain the stock look while still being able to listen to your own tunes.
2021.02.11 ｜ Yuki Rea
Tuning Out Rev Hang for Faster Gear Shifts
Decrease shift time by retarding ignition timing during gear changes. This causes engine RPM to drop faster when the clutch is depressed giving a similar effect to having a lightweight flywheel.
2021.01.30 ｜ Yuki Rea
Producing High Quality Photos for Your Website or Online Store
Taking good product photos for your website or online store can actually be very easy. This is the process I use to take high quality photos for use on my website and eBay.
2021.01.29 ｜ Yuki Rea
This is a table containing uSv/hr and CPM readings of various antiques taken with my Geiger counter. Some glassware, electronics, clocks, and other antiques were made using materials such as uranium and radium for their interesting visual properties.
2021.01.28 ｜ Yuki Rea
Cherry MX Mechanical Keyboard Design Cheat Sheet
A compilation of useful information and tidbits to help with designing Cherry MX keyboard PCBs and cases.
2021.01.28 ｜ Yuki Rea
Custom 3D Printed NetIO GC10 Geiger Counter Case
A look into my custom handheld case for the NetIO GC10 Geiger counter. This case is 3D printed featuring a removable handheld Geiger tube and an industrial looking design.
2021.01.26 ｜ Yuki Rea
Adding AUX Input to 1991-2005 Volvo 850/S70/V70/C70/S90 SC Series Headunits
A guide explaining how to inject audio into the fader IC of Volvo SC series headunits found in P80 platform vehicles. This mod provides lossless quality as it bypasses the tape deck audio circuit all together and is virtually free!
2021.01.25 ｜ Yuki Rea
Tricking Arduino IDE into Flashing My Own Pre-Compiled Binary
This is not meant to be a tutorial or how-to, merely the story of a dumb hack I had to come up with in order to flash my own firmware onto a microcontroller when nothing else worked.
2020.04.28 ｜ Yuki Rea
Custom 3D Printed Macro Keypad to Manage QEMU VMs
I made a custom keypad to control the QEMU virtual machines on my hypervisor workstation. This keypad uses the QMK keyboard firmware framework to allow re-programmability and advanced macro functionality.
2020.04.26 ｜ Yuki Rea
Custom Digital Gauge Cluster Using a $35 x86 Single Board Computer [Atomic Pi]
An explanation of how I built a custom digital gauge display for my Subaru WRX using a touchscreen LCD, an Atomic Pi x86 single board computer, and my 3D printer.
2020.04.11 ｜ Yuki Rea
Adding AUX Input to 02-04 Subaru Impreza WRX 6CD Changer [86201FE120]
2002-2004 Subaru Impreza WRX models that come equipped with the factory 6 disk CD changer have no auxiliary audio input. This article will show you how to add an auxiliary input to your Subaru radio with little to no cost while keeping all of the original functionality.
2019.09.28 ｜ Yuki Rea
Correcting Poor Throttle Response of 02-07 Subaru Impreza WRX Stock ECU Tune
The stock second generation WRX ECU tune holds closed loop fueling mode high into the rev/load range causing a lean AFR and detonation. Correcting this by editing the stock ECU ROM to force open loop fueling mode results in better throttle response, advanced ignition timing, and an increase in engine power.
2019.01.08 ｜ Yuki Rea
Panasonic RC-55 Clock Radio Tear-Down and 24-Hour Modification
The Panasonic RC-55 is a gorgeous retro futuristic clock radio from the early 1980s with a vacuum fluorescent display. I purchase a new-old-stock RC-55 and modify it to have 24 hour display mode and provide scans of the original documentation in addition to tear-down photos.
2018.08.27 ｜ Yuki Rea
Examples of Poor Design, Engineering, and Implementation of Computer Systems and Their Components
I have encountered, worked on, and owned many computer systems including servers, laptops, desktops, and portables. This is a collection of the absolute worst systems I have ever had the displeasure to deal with.
2018.07.15 ｜ Yuki Rea
QEMU Virtual Machine Optimization
There are many ways of fine tuning QEMU virtual machine performance. This monolithic article contains a variety of methods to optimize and improve VM performance for different types of applications. While this article is specific to Debian 9 and QEMU, it can easily be adapted to work for other Linux distributions and applications.
2018.05.21 ｜ Yuki Rea
最高タイプ [SaikouType] ST110r2 Programmable Mechanical Keyboard Project
The SaikouType NKBM-ST110r2 is an open source, Cherry MX Mechanical keyboard project which uses a programmable Atmel AT90USB1286 Micro-controller in the form of a Teensy++ 2.0 development board.
2017.09.16 ｜ Yuki Rea
QEMU Virtual Machine PCIe Device Passthrough Using vfio-pci
When running a QEMU virtual machine (VM) on a Linux based operating system, we have the ability to dedicate PCIe devices to VMs using the vfio-pci kernel module so that the VM can control them directly.
2016.08.06 ｜ Yuki Rea
REGI [Raptor Education Group, Inc.] 2017 Fundraising Calendar
I was commissioned to design and create the 2017 fundraising calendar for REGI (Raptor Education Group, Inc.) This is the finished product.
2016.06.17 ｜ Yuki Rea
This is a minimalist osu! skin which I have created to maximize the visibility of the cursor. It skins all game modes except for osu!catch. Currently there is only Japanese text version of all the UI images.
2016.03.02 ｜ Yuki Rea
Shion OS Thunar Add-ons
shion-os-thunar-add-ons is a package which adds extra functionality to context menus through Thunar's built in "Custom Actions" system.
2016.02.21 ｜ Yuki Rea
Internet Downtime Logger
Internet Downtime Logger is a terminal application that accurately logs time spent without internet connectivity to a file with timestamps, it also adds up and logs the previous daily and monthly downtimes. Internet Downtime Logger includes email functionality enabling you get automated notifications and will even attach the log file.
2016.02.19 ｜ Yuki Rea
Razer Taipan Weight Reduction
Having a light mouse can make jumping from target to target with a mouse much easier. This article shows how to disassemble the Razer Taipan mouse and remove 18g of unnecessary weight.
2016.02.09 ｜ Yuki Rea
Create and Manage a GPG Authenticated APT Repository
This tutorial demonstrates how to easily create and manage an APT repository which uses GPG authentication. This is Debian/Ubuntu specific but can be easily adapted for other Linux distributions.
2015.12.10 ｜ Yuki Rea
Shion OS [Linux]
Shion OS is a project I have been working on to create a fast and beautiful Linux based operating system that excels at getting things done quickly and efficiently.
2015.10.01 ｜ Yuki Rea
Zombies Perk-O-Cola Wallpapers
I have re-created the 4 original Perk-a-Cola icons from Nazi Zombies and made them into nice wallpapers resembling the look of each of their corresponding vending machines. Full 3840x2160 resolution versions of these wallpapers can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page. Enjoy!
2015.09.11 ｜ Yuki Rea
Clevo Logo Wallpapers
A set of Clevo branded wallpapers I've made with a texture replicating the speaker grill on a P150SM. There is one color to match each color of Clevo LED backlit keyboards.
2015.08.07 ｜ Yuki Rea
Clevo P Series Styled WASD Wallpapers
Wallpapers modeled after the "WASD" keys on keyboards of Clevo P series notebooks, there is a wallpaper to match each keyboard back-light color.
2015.08.06 ｜ Yuki Rea
How to Modify NVIDIA Notebook Driver .INF Files
When installing a new NVIDIA MxM GPU module into a notebook often times the NVIDIA driver will not have that GPU + notebook combination specified in their driver's .inf files. To get the newer GPU to work you will need to modify the .INF files of your NVIDIA drivers before installing them to add support for your specific notebook and GPU combination.
2015.06.23 ｜ Yuki Rea
Luna for iOS - Anemone / Winterboard Theme
Luna was designed to take the iOS 7 style and make it look like something that anyone would be proud to show off. The subtle gradients and carefully chosen color scheme give each icon a unified design that dramatically improves the look and feel of iOS 7-9.