Chad Krause

A small blog about my projects

Make your own Corsair iCUE LED Strips!

Corsair iCue is a cool program that allows you to customize the RGB lighting in your case. But the Corsair-branded LED strips are not only expensive, but they also don't fit every application

Fortunatly, making your own is easy enough, provided you have the right tools

Tools Required:
  • Soldering Iron
  • Wire strippers
Recommended tools:
  • Molex Crimper
  • Hot glue gun
  • Multimeter
Materials:
  • WS2812B LED Strip
  • Double sided tape
  • Wire (26-20 awg) (24awg recommended)
  • Molex 0050579403 (female connector housing)
  • Molex 0016020102 (female pins) (at least 3 but get plenty in case you mess up)

Optional:

  • Mol...
Laguna Swift Files & Updates
Laguna Swift 4x4 upgrades Includes files and images
How To Broach In Fusion 360
How to linear broach in Fusion 360

Quick Warning: Crypto Mining Sites!

Have you been mining for other people?

I stumbled upon a site today while looking up a tutorial. This site immediatly used 600% of my CPU (6 threads at 100%) and was making my fans go crazy.

I paused Javascript execution and saw that there seemed to be a crypto miner in the background.

I thought this was particularly terrible because it's a tutorial so there is a great chance that I would keep that tab open for a while.

Here is the code I saw that led me to believe there was crypto miners:

Some encoded javascript and webassembly. There is no reason to have any of them. Also, I found some jav...

Chad's URL Shortener Part 4 - Done for a bit

Front End Time

4/7/2018 2:00PM

I chose Angular. I use material design most of the time but I want to change things up. I will use PrimeNG for my UI because I want to try something new.

Here's the plan:

  1. Make a simple simple simple front page. You paste the link, I give you shorter link. Single page only.
  2. Make about us page (eventually)
  3. Make statistics page. PrimeNG makes it easy to display graphs so why not? You paste my link, and I'll show you the statistics.

Will this site be popular? Absolutely not. I will be shocked if anyone uses it besides me. But it will be cool, and I need something t...