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USB controlled SPÖKA night light

2012-03-12 10:28

Introduction

This is an IKEA SPÖKA light. It is a small night light resembling a little ghost.

SPÖKA

Originally powered by an internal rechargable battery, the light is controlled by a single button. When pressing that button it starts cycling through various color combintations. When you press that button again it freezes the current color. That's all it can do. Depending on the model the colors can be a combination of either blue and green or red, orange and blue.

Inspired by another SPÖKA mod I decided to also modify such a light, but instead of wirelessly communicating with the device, I wanted to be able to control it through USB. As the power requirements of the SPÖKA light are very low, it can easily be powered through the USB as well.
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Mouse repair

2010-02-04 20:13
I've got one of these mice:

Logitech V470 Mouse

It is a Logitech V470 Bluetooth mouse and it is about two years old. Unfortunately, recently the left mouse button decided to not perform any single clicks anymore. Instead only double and triple clicks were possible. This was very annoying.

I decided not to throw it in the trash but try to repair it.
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