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Sandown Track Day April 2012
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Awesome day out there today, weather seemed perfect. Great to meet some of you too, and thanks for checking the page out (If you came here via a card)

Please note, I’m pretty big on quality over quantity. **Any shot that was decent will be posted** If I shot your car and it didn’t make it into the set then either the shot was rubbish, or there was a focus issue or you were picking your nose, etc! I do my best to get a bit of everything, but if you don’t see your car then my apologies! Next time 🙂

Photos from the Pit Lane
Photos from the Track

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Written by Aaron Tan

April 28th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Mighty Car Mods Melbourne Meet- April 2012
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Went down to check out the Mighty Car Mods meet held in Southbank, Melbourne today.

A fairly big turnout, was good to meet Marty and have a quick chat (He was on the Micra forums prior to the MCM days) as well as put some faces to names.

Some very tough cars out as well. Good to see such a culmination of the car community there – pretty much something for everyone – Japan, Australia, euros, old models, new models.

Here’s some photos from the meet. As usual, enjoy! Full Set is here.

MCM Meet Melbourne Apr-2012

MCM Meet Melbourne Apr-2012

MCM Meet Melbourne Apr-2012

MCM Meet Melbourne Apr-2012

If you’re into cars and DIY modifications, be sure to check out Mighty Car Mods on Youtube and Facebook.

Written by Aaron Tan

April 21st, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Ikea MICKE Desk Hack!
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I had bought an Ikea MICKE Desk awhile back because it was pretty simple, had some good drawer space and more importantly, hidden cable management!

The only downside to this desk was its depth. Unless you used a laptop or something on it, there really wasn’t much space at all.

In order to overcome this, the thinking cap came on and with some inspiration spurred on by this workspace and the whole Ikea Hackers movement. I decided to see what I could do to improve the desk, rather than go out and buy something totally different. (I did look, but didn’t see anything that fit my needs and that was affordable – so might as well make something!)

My idea started off as to use an extra shelf. Raised, so I could place the monitors on it and gain much needed desk space underneath back. I had a LACK wallshelf hanging around so I played around with that first, to get an idea of what would work.

Using some old Manfrotto boxes and the LACK, this is what it looked like:

Ikea MICKE Desk Hack - The Prototype

So all I needed, was some brackets to raise the shelf up..and the shelf it self. Ended up settling on the CAPITA brackets and the EKBY AMUND shelf.

Here was the final result, at a cost of under $65 AUD. Pretty good for more functionality, looks decent as well!

Ikea MICKE Desk Hack - Completed!

If you’re interested and want to see the progress shots on how it was all put together, check out the flicKR set here.

Interested in peoples thoughts on this! Let me know what you think.

Written by Aaron Tan

April 6th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Run for the Kids 2012
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April Fools Day and the end of Daylight savings. Starting the day with an extra hour’s sleep? I’m not complaining.

Sarah took park in the this year’s Run for the Kids – and as with most of her fun runs, I head in as well and snap off some shots while waiting for her at the finish line.

Great job to all the participants! Until the next run… Which is most likely the Mother’s Day Classic and Run Melbourne!

I don’t ask anything for these images, I’m going out there and hopefully getting some nice photos of participants. So if you get lucky and find yourself in one, please let me know! I’ll be happy to send you a copy. Also, if you like what I do, Like my facebook page! —>

Click here to see the full set of images!

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Click here to see the full set of images!

Written by Aaron Tan

April 1st, 2012 at 4:33 pm

2012 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
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Here’s some photos that I took from the 2012 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix last weekend. I was lucky enough to get to enjoy some corporate hospitality so had some pretty amazing views. Not sure if I can go back General Admin after this weekend!

Enjoy!

Be sure to have a look through whole set here!

Sebastian Vettel

Pit Lane Rooftops

Ferrari Pit Tour

Fernando Alonso Pit Stop

Felipe Massa Pit Stop

Ferrari Pit Tour

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March 24th, 2012 at 4:29 pm