USB Home Endoscope
Yep, that's right, with the USB Home Endoscope from Brando, you can lean over the desk and explore your own colon, much to the dismay of your boss.
Well, perhaps not, but there are many less-graphic uses for this tool which has a 640 x 480 resolution and an adjustable LED. It's pretty cheap too but doesn't work with Macs.
Price $40 (£26)
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Victorinox Swisstool Spirit Plus
What would Christmas be without a few tools? No, I'm not talking about your useless grandparents genuinely laughing at cracker jokes.
The Victorinox Swisstool Spirit Plus is a DIY enthusiasts dream piece of kit and has everything you need to get inside tech from screwdrivers to wire strippers.
It somehow packs about 40 functions into one 10cm-sized tool and comes nicely presented in a belt pouch. What better to crack some nuts with?
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Gifts for the Geeks
English to Wrench translation ...
"I instantly though car maintenance."
Eh? Let's break this down ...
"Would have saved lifting a head"
Pulling a cylinder head ...
"when I had a passenger"
Non-driver's side (not a bike, then ...) ...
Towards the rear of the frame ... Not a transverse engine.
"inlet cam sproket"
Intake valve's cam gear's chain/belt ...
Belt, then ...
"last year to check valves"
You looked at 'em? With a fucking low-end TV camera? Me, I usually get all measury & shit ... There is a reason that feeler gauges and degree wheels were invented, you know ...
Six passenger-side intake valves? So either a V-12 or a V-6 with dual intake valves per cylinder, then? With a timing belt, not a chain? Some things make you want to go "hmmmmm".
Possibly true, even though your timing belt had stretched enough to jump a tooth ... but surely you had an inkling that you had to do some serious mechanical work on your engine, thanks to the sudden performance hit? No wrench I know would need a video camera to diagnose this kind of failure ...
"Moral is alway use new stretch bolts."
Not certain where the stretch of a bolt comes in in this kind of scenario ... Torque, yes, but stretch? In valve gear? Maybe you have some kind of prototype desmodromic system that I've never worked on ...
"Boffin pic. because fitting cam timing belts is at that level!"
Ah. I see. You are not a wrench. I'd insert a "fail pic", but icons are for AOLers ...
Some great ideas here, shame it's too late to buy any of them before Xmas now...
Yup, December 22nd is the perfect time to be posting articles on christmas gifts, most of which are available only online, or which will be sold out in stores, in the middle of the worst post-affecting weather I can remember. Classy timing, here. Very clever.
RE: passenger back inlet cam sproket jump
STOP MAKING UP WORDS!
Only if you have a laptop, and it is small enough.
I instantly though car maintenance.
Would have saved lifting a head when I had a passenger back inlet cam sproket jump last year to check valves, all 6 were fine.
Moral is alway use new stretch bolts.
Boffin pic. because fitting cam timing belts is at that level!