Equipment Archive

Modification – Smith Backpack

I needed some sort of secure harness – to hold the Petrol Soundbag. A good place to start looking > https://www.google.com/search?q=sound+bag+harness Then click on the “Images” tab. Lots of designs to consider… Versa-flex have a few models. Price range: $154.95 to $225.45 https://www.versa-flex.com/audio-harnesses-accessories LocationSound ...Read More

Modification – Aoyue 9378 Soldering Station

I had the Ungar_9900 soldering station – for several years. This past January – the heating element broke. Finally found a used replacement pencil on ebay for $65, but there was a $85 shipping charge…! Amazing… Figured it was time to buy a new ...Read More

Modification – Mackie HM-4

Purchased this 4-way headphone amplifier in May-2019. It will be mounted in the back corner of my ‘Soundboard’ – getting the required 12 volts DC from the PowerSonic battery. However – this unit doesn’t have a power switch…! So I opened up the case, ...Read More

Modification – Aputure Remote

I purchased the Aputure AP-TR3N Remote Shutter Release Timer/Intervalometer – a few years ago. This model connects to a Nikon D7000. Used it for some sunset and sunrise timelapse sequences – of the Calgary skyline. The only problem it has – no power switch…! ...Read More

Modification – Cooper work apron

Been doing contract work for a local company, here in Millarville. May-07-2019 was my 5th year. Over the past few years, most of the projects – now focus on fixing machinery, design and fabrication. Working with steel – cutting, grinding, torching and welding – ...Read More

Zoom F8 audio recorder setup

  Finally got the “Cooper SoundBoard” finished today.   Picked up the 1 meter (39 inch) long Hirose cable, from my sister’s place in Calgary yesterday.   The Alvin cable purchased on eBay, took 29 days to arrive…:(   This cable has a Male ...Read More

Work-truck finally hits the road

It has taken many years, to slowly build up a good collection of tools. Most of the gear was in those Dewalt cases, and all these were stored in my motor-home. It didn’t leave much room. My 1994 GMC Safari mini-van was too small ...Read More

Ursa camera + Nikon 1,600 mm lens combo

Mid February-2016,  I purchased a piece of aluminum, from a metal supply shop in Calgary. It was 12 inches wide, 48 inches long and 1/2 inch thick. Weight = 28.224 lbs…     After a few days of looking and thinking, I finally had ...Read More