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Monday, 2 August 2021

Unboxing A USB Lithium Ion 4x Battery Rechargeable Power Bank

This is the type of unit and batteries I purchased: Like most people I have an increasing number of devices from phones, tablets, music players, lights to tiny robots, that require a 5V supply when I am away from a wall power socket. I have in the past purchased sealed power banks and some worked and others very quickly died, and being sealed they aren't the type of devices that the average non Radio HAM can fix easily or without risking setting their homes, workshops or themselves on fire. So I decided to investigate a number of battery powered rechargeable units and particularly those powered by Lithium Ion batteries which look like large AA batteries. These batteries are popular because they they are light, have a standard voltage of 3.7v - 4.2v and claim to store a huge amount of power. The unit I've chosen to test first is a 4 x Lithium Ion Battery rechargeable box that I chosen as it was accompanied by 8 x lithium Ion Batteries, all of which claim to have a very large current rating. In this first Unboxing video I will unboxing the take a close look at what I purchased and in part 2 I will be testing the unit and batteries to see if the batteries really are as high powered as the battery label claims ie 9900 mah which is a lot. If you are thinking of purchasing one of these, please use the link at the start of this description, as I will get a few cents commission. Thanks Malcolm aka  @FIXED1T  #unboxingtherapy #fixed1tUNBOXINGvideos #unboxing #Powerbanks #chargers #ASMR

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Amazing EMO Desktop Pet Dancing To Lets Dance Voice Command

Here is another great Dance from EMO this time responding to the EMO Lets Dance Command. To watch the whole series start here: fixed1t EMO Unboxing Videos Part 1 Link: For those who haven't seen the Unboxing videos he is the link, if you waiting for EMO to arrive I would advise you watch this before he arrives, so you understand the procedures to get him up and running as soon as possible. Background Information: Almost hourly there are new Kickstarters prophesying the last AI intelligent robot and a friend told me about EMO and how he was thinking of investing in the company through kickstarter to get an EMO AI Desktop Pet. By the time I looked at the website Living.AI had achieved their financial goals and although they had nothing ready to ship they had Special Deals available, so I opted in. Its been months and months but despite the pandemic they have begun shipping EMO but being in the UK I was not expecting to receive EMO AI Desktop Pet before the last quarter of 2021. But an innocuous parcel arrived today from China and as I started to undo it I realised it was EMO so decided to video the unboxing. In this Part 1, I unboxed my EMO AI Desktop Pet and his extras here is the link: In this Part 2 I will charge him up and waken him to my crazy world. In Part 3 In did a problem solving video. make sure you subscribe. In Part 4 of my EMO AI Desktop Pet Robot Videos where I looked into some of the Speech Recognition commands. In this video EMO responds to the voice command EMO Dance Malcolm aka @FIXED1T #fixed1tAIrobots #EMO #troubleshootingrobots #fixed1tROBOTrepairs #toyREPAIRshed #fixed1t

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

How To Replace STORM Watch Dead Cell Battery

Link for Watch Batteries Link for Watch Cell Battery Tester Link for watch waterproofing O rings or gaskets and silicon grease: If you find the sealing Watch O Ring is damaged or split the watch is no longer waterproof unless you replace the O ring, if you use any of these links, then i'll get a literally few cents in commission to help fund my channel. Thanks Malcolm All fashion watches have sentimental value which means you don't want to discard it and also you don't want to pay extortionate prices to have watchmaker or jeweller replace the battery. So here is how you can do it yourself. There are links above to the watch cell batteries, a great little cell battery tester. There is also a link to O rings and silicon grease for those who want to ensure the watch is fully waterproof after fixing it. Please remember to subscribe to my channel and leave comments Thanks Malcolm aka  @FIXED1T  #watchrepair #how-to #watches #fixed1t

Sunday, 25 July 2021

Unboxing An Ultrabright Rechargable LED Headlight Part 3 Red Light Ast...

If you want to buy this head torch, please use this as I will get a few cents commission if you do and it helps fund my videos. Thanks Malcolm I can't remember how many head worn lights I've bought over the years, but its a lot. Sadly so many of them have disappointed me. Many turned out to be so dull as to be useless and those that are bright get super hot and burn your fingers after wearing them at full brightness for any time. The heat is due to the high intensity LED's or bulbs they use in very confined spaces. As I'm also like watching the stars through my telescopes I'm interested in those with a red light option, as red light doesn't destroy the night time pigment that builds up in the eyes in the dark known as Visual Purple that allows you to see in the dark. Whereas white light bleaches it in milliseconds as you will have found out if hit in the eyes with bright headlights on a dark night. In my part 1 video I unboxed a 1000000LM Waterproof Head Torch Headlight LED USB Rechargeable Headlamp, if you haven't seen it here is the link: In part 2 plus I charge the headlamp and carried out quick function testing of its settings. In this Part 3 I use the headlamp for real. Please ensure you hit the Subscribe Button so you are informed when my other great working videos are posted. If you like what you see and consider buying the lamp, please use the links up above as I will get a few cents commission if you do which go towards maintain my channel. Thanks Malcolm aka @FIXED1T #astronomy #astrophotography #unboxing #fixed1tUNBOXINGvideos #headtorch

Saturday, 24 July 2021

Unboxing An Ultrabright Rechargable LED Headlight Part 2 Testing

If you consider buying this head torch, please use this as I will get a few cents commission if you do and it helps fund my videos. Thanks Malcolm I can't remember how many head worn lights I've bought over the years, but its a lot. Sadly so many of them have disappointed me. Many turned out to be so dull as to be useless and those that are bright get super hot and burn your fingers after wearing them at full brightness for any time. The heat is due to the high intensity LED's or bulbs they use in very confined spaces. As I'm also like watching the stars through my telescopes I'm interested in those with a red light option, as red light doesn't destroy the night time pigment that builds up in the eyes in the dark known as Visual Purple that allows you to see in the dark. Whereas white light bleaches it in milliseconds as you will have found out if hit in the eyes with bright headlights on a dark night. In my part 1 video I unboxed a 1000000LM Waterproof Head Torch Headlight LED USB Rechargeable Headlamp, if you haven't seen it here is the link: In this part 2 plus I charge the headlamp and carry out quick function testing of its settings. In Part 3 I will be using the headlamp for real. Please ensure you hit the Subscribe Button so you are informed when Part 3 and any of they other great working videos are posted. If you like what you see and consider buying the lamp, please use the links up above as I will get a few cents commission if you do which go towards maintain my channel. Thanks Malcolm aka @FIXED1T #headtorch #unboxing #fixed1tUNBOXINGvideos #astronomy #astrophotography

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Play Fortnite Or Minecraft Or Learn To Throw A Boomerang?

One of the many statements I've heard over the last few decades, perhaps even longer, is that kids always need the latest and best technology or gadgets to play with, the notion being they are more sophisticated and that unlike in my day LOL kids wouldn't be happy fishing in ponds and throwing sticks or beating bicycle wheel frames with a stick till they roll. Young Oliver is one such child a Fortnite and Minecraft Master always locked to his iPad so when he and his brother Pascal comes out with Uncle Malcolm its great to do something different. A few weeks ago on one of my Sunday support days for Pascal (who is on the autistic spectrum) Pascal demanded to visit a castle. Some people take these demands literally and most castles are closed and a long way away. But a short chat with Pascal and we decided a castle was a building with towers and battlements so I found a UK 16th Century Monastery Ashridge House that met the criteria and when I showed it to Pascal he agreed its a small Castle. As usual I took young Oliver along with us and off we went. Sadly when we got there the House was closed to visitors due to covid19 but with a huge Hindu Wedding in progress and the grounds were also closed. It didn't take Oliver long to decide he was bored and that he wanted to go back to my place to play Fortnite et al. But I'd spotted three empty football pitches close by so I said we weren't going home until we'd thrown some sticks around the football pitches, I got the full huff shoulder drop sigh and I Oliver said "Really", so I said not any sticks we'd go find some boomerangs and throw them and off I went. Oliver and Pascal eventually followed me. This video is an edited version of the fun we had for over an hour and half, with Oliver, Pascal and I throwing boomerangs and Pascal sunbathing under a tree. It came as no surprise to me that Oliver was enthralled with this stick throwing and was actually very good at it, although he did nearly take my head off several times with one time me having to do a goalies dive out of the way, when I wasn't paying attention LOL As they used to say in Hill Street Blues - Be Careful Out There. So if you have children, and have things you used to like doing as a child don't assume they won't be interested in it and feed them tech. I hope you like the video there is a shorter version on Oliver's #trickshotmaster2022 youtube channel so if you like this and give it a thumbs up, please pop over the Ollie's channel and leave him a thumbs up he'll be so happy if you do and it will be positive encouragement for the no tech alternatives to play. Malcolm aka  @FIXED1T  #boomerangs #crazyUNCLEfixed1t

Thursday, 8 July 2021

Unboxing A Titan 1500W Plus Rotary Hammer Drill Kit - Part 1

Here is a similar drill with excellent ratings: Rotary Hammer Drill 1500W, Meterk SDS PLUS 7.4J 4350BPM 0-880RPM with Safety Clutch & Vibration Damping Technology Heavy Duty Hammer Drill 3 Functions 3PCS Drill Bit Flat Chisel Point Chisel with Case After the Black & Decker drill given to me by my mate Ross in the 90's got slower and slower then stopped completely worn out I decided to by another. As I'd killed it in a seriously hard job, I decided to by are serious hard drill and after much research found this Titan 1500W Plus Rotary Hammer Drill system. I decided to go for the package that included all of the heavy duty drills and chisels as I have no SDS tools in my toolbox. This is an #ASMR unboxing of a Titan 1500W Plus Rotary Hammer Drill System Please don't forget to Subscribe and checkout my other videos. In Part 2: I be putting the Titan Through Its paces. Regards Malcolm aka  @FIXED1T  #unboxing #fixed1tUNBOXINGvideos #ASMR #powertools

Monday, 24 May 2021

Fortnite Grandad Squads Alex Leads Squad To Victory Royale

fixed1t_fixer Fortnite (May 22 2021) Got a shout from #AlexbrawlGod who hasn't coached me for a while who was with some friends. So we teamed up for Fortnite Squads, being old and slow I don't have the reaction times but I try to help where I can. I just hoped the rest of the squad would be as patient with fixed1t as Alex has always been, time will tell. This game is such great escapism and despite being harmless fun it reminds me of my time in the military which is possibly why I don't run guns blazing in a melee but tend to use cover and move in shade and in valleys rather than jumping up and down on the top of the hills, roofs, bridges and cars LOL Despite being killed by some protective god, then resuscitated by Alex I went on to still be alive an taking active role against the final ten, but #AlexbrawlGod really was amazing. Thanks to all the squad for taking me under their care and bringing the team home with the win. Fortnite Squad Team List #AlexbrawlGod winged-military6 Antonio-Jd Grandad #fixed1t_fixer aka #fixed1t Malcolm aka  @FIXED1T  Fortnite: #fixed1t_fixer

Monday, 17 May 2021

Unboxing A Crelando Woodburning Iron Set

Crelando Woodburning Iron Set - Unboxing this is great woodturning pyrography tool for creating designs, pictures, patterns, shading and depth on wood or leather hide. It comes with a range of excellent brass tips and a reasonable stand, but I recommend purchasing a soldering iron stand for stability and safety. As I will show in the follow up video, its also great for smoothing wooden drill holes which is difficult to achieve with a drill or a file in soft woods. This Crelando Woodburning Iron Set is a great introductory tool just be careful when it on as it will burn you and set fire to wood if left in place. Malcolm aka  @FIXED1T  #fixed1tUNBOXINGvideos #unboxing #fixed1t

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Fortnite DUO's Oscar DJ Flame2011 Helps An Old Man Get Victory Royale

fixed1t_fixer Fortnite (May 2021) A friend of #trickshotmaster2022 Oscar, agreed to take me into Fortnite Duo's. We've had a few second places but this time we are seriously LOL Playing Is a great way to keep an eye on kids online gaming content and to let the kids teach you, which they love doing. As with all their games rules and friendships can change at a moments notice ;-) Oscar aka Fortnite: DJ-Flame2011 #fixed1t aka Fortnite: fixed1t_fixer Malcolm aka  @FIXED1T  aka fixed1t_fixer

Monday, 3 May 2021

Fortnite Arena Trios Grandad Plus Two Young Sweaty's

If you are spending your time moaning about how much time youngsters are gaming, how brain numbing and intellect wrecking it is and how anti social they are, then join them in the game and you'll discover its none of that, they are part of a vibrant, intellectual and socially challenging collective that challenges not only their reactions, perspective and moral compass, but that makes them equal whatever their age, colour or creed. If you think they don't have friends check the games friends list its a massive multinational conglomeration and they are as likely to be singing english songs as well as french german dutch russian arabic they've picked up from online friends etc etc one big crazy family.  In real life you can most likely count their friends on one hand and online they need a hundred.  You ask them to join you, why not join them you'll be surprised at their gaming age and abilities, I know I always am.

These friends of Oliver wanted me to make a Fortnite video of us playing, and they were good very good saving my life several times whilst putting themselves in danger to do it because they cared.

If your lonely, and feel you have no friends, play an online game and with a few days you'll have lots of new friends.

Malcolm aka #fixed1t aka Fortnite fixed1t_fixer

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Emergency Fence Post Fix So Good Its Permanent

I've undertaken many emergency, quick, cheap, temporary #fixed1t fixes with many so good, they have become permanent over time either because I have become distracted by other fixes or I've decided to see how long they would last for scientific reasons. Whatever the reason the #fixed1t fixes have just gone on saving me money, effort and time. In order to benefit my subscribers, viewers and the channel I though it would be a great idea to create a new playlist and shorts with links to these fixes. Here is the original video: Rotten Fence Post How To Fix It Cheaply Yourself It came about after a storm when I post began to fall over taking the fence with it, I called a fencer but due to covid19 lockdown they couldn't help for a few weeks to months. So I devised a simple wood working solution with the intention of getting him back after a few months of covid19 to replace the post. But my simple fix is still working. I even had to really good garden design builders in for a few weeks, who were surprised by what I had done and despite swinging on it when asked about replacing it, they said leave it its not going anywhere and should last years. The is a link in the video to the original video repair, so if you have dodgy fence posts or your neighbour does, take a look at the link. If your considering down it (at your own risk of course) make sure you watch all the video several times as you don't want to get part way through and realised you don't have the tools or resources to finish it. I accept no responsibility for this fix if you use it, the video is educational and is just showing how I fixed my fence post, and saved myself over 100 dollars. Malcolm aka  @FIXED1T  #fixed1tGARDENINGtips #fixed1t

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Robots In The Shower - The Start

 When your crazy Tardis is as full as mine, finding places to let the robots your fixing do their stuff is ever increasingly difficult especially as I haven't been selling during the lockdown, so as to avoid trips to the Post Office to post things.  Then just over a week ago, I was sat contemplating the world on the throne of life when I realised the shower cubicle especially in our loft conversion would be perfect.  Also around the same time one of the special needs kids I work with asked me if my #fixed1t was on TikTok, as I wasn't I thought I'd surreptitiously combine all three items: Robots, Shower Cubical and TikTok into a cunning plan.

The plan is to demonstrate all of my robots, fixed, modified or interesting in the shower cubicle many times and to put the videos on #fixed1t Youtube and a special version on a new fixed1t TikTok channel.

Amazingly, its actually going well, I have made 4 quick videos 1 minute each.

The first robot I chose was the extremely rare and bordering on cute WowWee Femisapian, a female looking robot designed for all the techie girls who were obviously getting incensed that all the humanoid robots were portrayed as male.  This catwalk moving woman may not be seen as PC at this time but back them it was seen by WowWee marketing as new ground. Sadly it wasn't as popular as it male counterparts were.  Here is the WowWee femisapien walking the walk.

Robots In The Shower 1 - WowWee femisapien

For the second video I decided to choose another of my little used favourites. This is quite frankly a huge and extremely strong monster of a robot again from WowWee but this one is called the Roboboa. Now you may think that sounds like a Boa Constrictor? and if so you'd be right, it is and over a metre on length.  I've been planning to modify the roboboa for some time to make it more than a dancing and roving snake, but as usual 'too many projects'.  One of its tasks is as a Toy Room security bot, it has infra red sensors built into its head along with a couple of microphones so it is more than capable of hearing a sound, looking towards it and detecting any heat signature of a person or creature in the room (brother, sister, friend or others), the infra red is very sensitive and the speakers very loud as it screams of an intruder. I think I need to do some interesting mods on roboboa.  In the meantime here is roboboa strutting his stuff in my shower.

Robots In The Shower 2 - WowWee Roboboa Robot Snake

The third culprits for Robots In The Shower are a couple of utterly bonkers RAMON robots by TECHMATIX and these robots are just plain crazy.  They jabber and chat along to themselves endlessly which can't have enamoured them to the parents, friends and partners of the robots owners. There also doesn't appear to be a way to turn down the volume.  In this video they are doing one of their dances although given that the sound and the gears are very loud its hard to tell what it is.  The Ramon's came with a headset and attached control box so you are supposed to be able to control them from the headset by speech, I'll have to leave that for another time. Here are the RAMON's strutting their stuff in my shower.

Robots In The Shower 3 - TECHMATIX RAMON

The fourth robot in the shower is one of my favourites, he's a Chinese Robot from Shengen robot ally.  He was created by CityEasy.  When I got him he was called Bobi Bobi and responded to Bobi Bobi as the key for a series of voice commands. This didn't work particularly well as his english commands only appeared to work if you spoke in a fake cartoon Chinese accent like the actors in the 50's and 60's B Movies.  But it worked all the same until one day he popped up and said he needed to do an urgent security update, stupidly I let him do so and suddenly he no longer responds to Bobi Bobi.  I tried putting calls out to City Easy and others, asking how I remove the update from his memory so I can reset him back to Bobi Bobi but to no avail. Here is the fixed1t video on the Bobi Bobi speech issue

However, he still connects to the internet and one of his party tricks, which goes down brilliantly with adults and children alike, is his rendition of Gangnam Style and he dances the dance here in part 4.

Robots In The Shower 4 - CityEasy Bobi Bobi

I hope you like the videos and check them all out and then subscribe to this Blog and to the #fixed1t youtube channel. If you want to show them to the kids and friends without scrolling through youtube then typing fixed1t into TikTok or #robotsintheshower into google will take you there.

This blog has been dormant for some time, other than videos I am posting, but If I get questions and interest here I will use it more to interact with my supporters and subscribers. You never know I may use it as a proper Blog rather than a photo and video album, but thats up to you.

Thanks for visiting, please leave a comment.

Malcolm aka #fixed1t


Wednesday, 24 March 2021

How To Iron Part 3 Man Ironing Charles Tyrwhitt Linen Shirt

Part 3 in teaching men how to iron their own clothes to military precision (a refresher for all those ex-military personnel who have forgot to mention to their partners they are really good at ironing) and lockdown is the perfect time to learn and practise so you can look your very best when you head back into the outside world looking like hair bears but in immaculately ironed and creased clothes.

Malcolm aka  @FIXED1T 





Sunday, 21 March 2021

Fortnite 3D VR Mix My Season 6 Zero Crisis Finale

#fixed1t3DVRvideos Here is another fixed1t 3D VR Side By Side Google Cardboard Video Conversion Mix As my Fortnite alter ego fixed1t_fixer I worked with Jonesy to avoid the total annihilation of the world in the catastrophe of the Zero Crisis Finale in the Zero Point. As with previous Fortnite season ending and starts with graphics and sound are amazing in 2D. But 3D VR Side By Side Google Cardboard video takes you right there with us. This video is also over 11 minutes long which means you get to experience it in full. If you weren't there, just find where you put thats 3D Viewing Headset for your phone, put your phone in it and come along and be part of the ride. Its a great role-coaster of action from start to finish. Once you've got your headset on and are comfortable with it, head over to this playlist and watch my other fixed1t 3D side-by-side videos. Come on do it, why be stuck at home bored when you can be out there in 3D space and time, what a great escape. Malcolm aka #fixed1t

Saturday, 20 March 2021

Your Package Has A Shipping Fee Text Message Mail Service Scam?

Like everybody currently in lockdown, I'm buying things on line with a lot coming from overseas even though it states Local Shipping. As I'm at home I don't have to worry about non delivery, but I know from experience having a parcel returned to sender can be very expensive or result in the loss or damage of an item, on top of the problem of having to repay for delivery and the subsequent delay in receiving the parcel. Its the new lockdown shipping fear. Therefore receiving a message saying a parcel is going to be returned is concerning and apt to get you to quickly respond. Should You? Lets investigate this and decide. Please don't forget to subscribe and share #fixed1t and my videos with others. Thanks Malcolm aka  @FIXED1T  #fixed1t

Thursday, 11 March 2021

Unboxing Sony Rolly Dancing Bluetooth Music Player Part 2 Software Insta...

Unboxing Sony Rolly Dancing Bluetooth Music Player Part 2 Software Installation And Setup Click here for Part 1 before watching this video: This is Part 2 of an unboxing of an amazing Sony Rolly dancing bluetooth music player I've wanted to get hold of for years, luckily my internet time machine allowed me to travel back to 2008 and buy a what is an as new or brand new Sony Rolly SEP-30BT. So lets unbox this amazing technology and see if its as brilliant as the marketing in 2008 said. In this video I'll be installing the old Sony Rolly Windows XP CD based software on an Old Sony VAIO P4 15" Laptop I purchased broken from an old institution I worked for. This Is How I Installed The XP Software And fixed1t. In Part 3: That will be along shortly, I'll be testing this Sony Rolly SEP-30BT stand alone and with its Choreography software and Bluetooth Remote Control. Make sure you subscribe to be informed of this and all my other videos when they are published. Malcolm aka  @FIXED1T #fixed1tUNBOXINGvideos #unboxingvideos #fixed1t

Monday, 8 March 2021

Unboxing An Amazing Sony Rolly Dancing Bluetooth Music Player

This is the unboxing an amazing Sony Rolly dancing bluetooth music player I've wanted to get hold of for years, luckily my internet time machine allowed me to travel back to 2008 and buy a what is an as new or brand new Sony Rolly SEP-30BT. So lets unbox this amazing technology and see if its as brilliant as the marketing in 2008 said. In Part 2: I'll be setting up the testing the Sony Rolly SEP-30BT and installing the software. In Part 3: I'll give a demonstration of the software with a piece of music I'll compose for the video. Don't forget to Subscribe to this channel to ensure you are informed of the following parts and all of my other great fully tested and supported videos. Malcolm aka  @FIXED1T  #fixed1tUNBOXINGvideos #fixed1t

Saturday, 6 March 2021

Apple Wireless Magic Mouse Rechargeable Batteries Workaround Fix

Rechargeable batteries not working in many devices is a common problem due to the design of some battery compartments, Its really a problem with this Apple Magic Wireless Bluetooth Mouse. This is the workaround fix I used to use Rechargeable Batteries with my Apple Wireless Magic Mouse as I got fed up of feeding it with expensive (over time) Alkaline Batteries. I had tried using rechargeable batteries in the past but they just wouldn't work period or they were constantly losing their connection with the mouse due to the design of the Apple Wireless Mouse Mouse positive battery connections in this battery compartment. Also this is a high power device so normal NMH rechargeable batteries don't last long which I why I movement to Nickel Zinc Ni-ZN as they have a voltage of 1.6v rather than the NMH or Nicad 1.2v Everything I use is in the video description below! Here's a link for Ni-Zn batteries and charger, they need a special charger: This is the great huge box of split washers I used really useful to have: If you want to see how I discovered the problem the link is at the start and end of the video. So Here Is How I fixed1t! Malcolm aka  @FIXED1T  #fixed1t #fixed1tAPPLEsupport #diy

Sunday, 21 February 2021

How To Fix SKY Email unable to verify account name or password On A PC

This video shows you how I fixed my SKY Email alert message and email lock claiming it is unable to verify account name or password on my Apple MacBook Pro but the problem is exactly the same and with the same fix on a Microsoft Windows machine. The deliberate SKY email problem also affects all phones and tablets and I'll be publishing a Part 2 video to fix those platforms. This is the ONLY FIX Deleting the email account won't fix it neither will typing in new passwords of your own, but be ready to copy any new password you create during this video because they aren't available twice. I recommend you watch the entire video if you want to solve the problem as skipping through wont do it. Malcolm aka  @FIXED1T  #fixed1tITsupport #fixed1t Make sure you Subscribe to fixed1t to be informed about part 2 and any of my new video releases.

Monday, 15 February 2021

Zen And The Art of Ironing Part 2: Ironing Polyester Cotton Shirt

Looking good makes you feel good its what everybody knows but many miss the chance by not ironing their clothes to impress themselves or others. Some clothes look great casual straight out of the wash, but others don't. If you leave the ironing of your clothes to somebody else, then you are going away the opportunity to be one with your style you are saying I'm as smart as as somebody else makes me and I need others to do the jobs for me. Iron your own clothes and wear them with pride. Its also a naturally mindful process, you need to be relaxed to do the best job, and remove the other matters from your mind and concentrate on you and the hot iron.

There has never been a better time to learn to iron and have pride in your self made appearance.

Cheap Conductive Black PLA Is It Real Or A Scam?

If your looking at creating something using a 3D Printer that needs to be flexible and conduct electricity, then Conductive PLA is an interesting way to go. You can print all manner of circuits directly into a design cutting out the need for addition printed circuit boards or soldering irons. I have a couple of sensor projects I want to do where Salt Water and other PCB corrosive chemicals will be used. Copper boards and metallic sensors don't do well in such environments. Obviously, using plastic means you wont be able to shift a lot of current as heat will damage the PLA but for low voltage work it should be fine. The question is How Good Is Conductive PLA? Like many of these things there is the Very Expensive and the cheap (but also expensive). So I decide to start with the cheaper conductive PLA as I wasn't even sure if the project would work. However it seems there is an awful lot of scam PLA about so I'm going to test the batch of 5 metre packets of Conductive Black 1.75 mm PLA I bought for resistance and conductivity and see how good they are. Malcolm aka  @FIXED1T #fixed1t #fixed1t3DPRINTINGtips #fixed1tRESEARCHprojects

Thursday, 11 February 2021

Zen And The Art of Ironing Part 1: Ironing Trousers That Don't Need Creases

In the popular mind Zen is Deep Meditation something you have to work at for years, decades and lifetimes to achieve to block out the stresses of modern life and think of nothing or at least not about your compulsive materialism. Its supposed to be stress removing, but lots of people STRESS about the fact that they aren't de-stressing enough which to me is counter productive. I'm not religious or mystic but I did learn to mediate from a book and control my breathing and body functions etc when I was about 11 years old and read my fathers old 'The Power of the Mind' book around the same age, it was only when my mother caught me reading her 'Tropic of Cancer' about (Whales with 6 foot thingies) that I got a clip around the head, and I realise some books were for adults. My mother taught me to do some ironing as a kid, I liked to help out, but was so terrified I'd burn myself I stopped. I didn't really learn again until I joined the Army. The services are sticklers on cleanliness, polishing and above all ironing. Ironing instills pride in ones uniform and in the section, the squad the corps. I was good at it, nay very good at it and I could earn a little on the side ironing uniforms for others who found it difficult and some impossible. What I worked out that if you approached ironing in a relax manner, took your time, developed a routine, it became incredibly relaxing and with steam irons the sound is like the tide on a beach. In fact its almost impossible to think about others stresses whilst meticously ironing well, and even though the ironing can be tiring if there is a lot of it you ended up feeling great, if perhaps relieved when you finished and proud of the good work and sleep well. If people then pass positive comments on your well ironed clothes you feel great, job done. If your a MAN and you iron your own clothes then your something special, even if its the butt of peoples jokes, but it receives the stresses on the main ironer and means you are doing something together, a positive. So here is the first in my Zen And The Art of Ironing series using a Bosch Steam Iron and if you don't currently iron your own clothes this is the time to start, if your suffering during lockdown in particular it will take your mind off whats happening seriously get ironing, I've got no time is no longer an excuse ;-) Malcolm aka  @FIXED1T  #fixed1tSTRESSBUSTINGtips #fixed1tSELFHELPtips #fixed1t

Fortnite How To Win Battle Lab Play By Stealth

I'm old and really bad at Fortnite, and I've discovered BATTLE LAB - PLAY and how to win battle lab by stealth, or at least I think I have and I'm about to test the theory. Battle Lab is a 3.5 hours Last Man Standing game giving you time to chat and team with other players, of course there are young sweats going around slaughtering people but with a team some guile and cunning you can mostly avoid them. However, given that when your killed you merely re-spawn there is no big problem, the only hassle about dying is you lose all your weapons and have to go looking for more. So you team and make friends but you of course have to mind what information you give out players and when as they said in World War Two "Loose Tongues Cost Lives". But I decided to be open and friendly whilst at the same time trying out a plan I'd put together to win, by stealth but I needed the help of others to stay alive and collect things and co-operation was the main watchword. This game allows you to investigate all manner of psychological principles and one in particular Game Theory. Co-operation amongst groups and altruistic sharing can rapidly develop between teaming players, and reciprocation is evident but at what point will each player put their own aims before those of their compatriots when will the needs of the one surpass the needs of the many. This was my first experiment play and it proved very interesting and fun at the same time. This is a long video but I have speeded up the sections between action scenes and it shows my shooting and sniping skills a gradually improving despite my age and disabilities ;-) Malcolm aka  @FIXED1T  aka Fortnite fixed1t_fixer #fixed1tFORTNITEvideos

Saturday, 30 January 2021

How To Fit A New Bathroom Mono Lever Tap

After fixing my cold tap I discovered the hot tap was completely seized and I destroyed the brass nut in my attempts to unscrew it. Before anybody ask I had ALL the right spanners and tools it just wasn't for moving at all. Having removed that mono hot and cold lever tap I now need to install my new mono lever tap. First I need to descale the hole and the surrounding scale which cover from having a water leak in a very hard water area. Once its clean I'll take you through the step LIVE (it was when I did it) on how I fixed1t in place. Please subscribe to the channel and give the video thumbs up if it helps. Malcolm aka  @FIXED1T  #fixed1tPLUMBINGtips #fixed1tMONEYSAVINGtips

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

How To Remove A Bathroom Mono Dual Tap

After fixing my constantly dripping cold tap I discovered the dripping hot tap was completely seized and the nut got destroyed in my attempts to unscrew it, even with the correct tools. But looking on the bright side I got a fixing the cold tap video out of it.

So before I can fit a new mono tap unit I need to safely remove this one with the minimum of damage to the sink unit, plughole and pipes as I want to use them all again ;-)

So here is how I fixed1t

Malcolm aka  @FIXED1T  

How To Fix A Dripping Pedestal Sink Tap

If your taps are dripping after being turned off you have a tap leaking valve or valve seal. I had such a problem on a ceramic valve tap and this video details how I fixed1t. Before I started the repair I turned off the emergency water stop valves to the taps. If you don't know how to do this use the in video link to find out how to do that! What this video shows is that quite often it isn't the ceramic valve which is faulty but scale building up inside the tap. Malcolm aka  @FIXED1T  #fixed1tMONEYSAVINGtips #fixed1tPLUMBINGtips

How To Get To And Close A Pedestal Sink Tap Emergency Stop Valve

If your bathroom or ensuite taps are dripping or you have a leak, then you will need to turn off the emergency stop valves under the sink or behind the sink pedestal. It sounds like it should be simple but Its almost as if plumbers make this inaccessible just to prevent DIY plumbers and techies like me from doing it ourselves. Often to get at the pedestal to remove it you first have to remove the sink, taps and all that entails so I figured out a quick way to do it. This is how I #fixed1t Malcolm aka  @FIXED1T  #fixed1tMONEYSAVINGtips #fixed1tPLUMBINGtips