Archive for November, 2008

Sealand’s HavenCo is down

Monday, November 24th, 2008

HavenCo, the webhost based on the Micronation of Sealand, appears to be down. There has been no news from Sealand’s blog, and the homepage is unreachable. HavenCo was supposed to be a place to host content that would be illegal in other countries, since Sealand is claimed as a sovereign nation and not party to […]

Simple AVR PWM Motor Control

Monday, November 24th, 2008

This is a simple PWM DC motor controller using a MOSFET H-bridge and an AVR ATmega8 microcontroller. The motor was taken from an old cassette player. Looks like a good way to build a simple controller for your next project. via Make

MAKE Presents: The LED

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

MAKE presents: The LED from make magazine on Vimeo. Interesting mini-documentary on the history and workings of the LED. MAKE Presents: The LED

QWERTY Keytar

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Are you tired of having your attempts to bring back the 80s thwarted by your ever-diminishing bank account and inability to locate authentic instruments? Breakcore musician and European geek Droon has bypassed both of these issues by gigging with a home-made QWERTY keytar, which actually proves to be an effective tool for managing loop-based software […]

Applause Machine

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

The Applause Machine was created by British artist Martin Smith. It produces applause at the touch of a button, “for when your ideas are great, but no one else agrees.” Available in five designer colors. This would also be interesting to hook up to a hit counter for your website. via Gizmodo

QuickPwn for iPhone Firmware 2.2 Released

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

The iPhone Dev Team has jailbroken the iPhone 2.2 software upgrade and released QuickPwn, less than 24 hours from when it was released. This upgrade adds the ability to download podcasts over WiFi and 3G/EDGE, as well as some changes to app store browsing. The Google Maps app has also been upgraded, but not for […]

DIY Fog Screen

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

Fog Screen 1.0 from finkbuilt on Vimeo. Steve over at Finkbuilt created a fog projection screen, similar to the one on the Pirates of the Carribbean ride at Disney World. It projects video onto a screen of water vapor, giving the effect of floating video. Commercial units like this can cost thousands of dollars. via […]