hack a bike

hack a bike

in berlin there are rental bikes that you can a bit of money for, get a code and use the bike to go about your way. of course, something like this is an interesting challenge for people who like to figure stuff out. the hack a bike project replaced the software on the locks allowing a backdoor code so anyone, who knows the code can get some free bike action.

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use a primestar dish as an ieee 802.11 wireless networking antenna

a primestar dish as an ieee 802.11 wireless networking antenna

i’m totally going to do this, and i think i just scored an extra direct tv dish too.

..make a dish into a highly directional antenna for the very popular IEEE 802.11 wireless networking. The resulting antenna has about 22 db of gain, and is fed with 50 ohm coaxial cable. Usually LMR400 or 9913 low loss cable is used if the source is more than a few feet from the antenna. The range using two of these antennas with a line of sight path is around 10 miles at full bandwidth.

10 miles!

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nintendo ds rom dumps, almost

nintendo ds rom dumps, almost

it’s nintendo ds week here folks, well, not really, i’m just trying to get a few nintendo posts up as things “start” to develop. over on the gbadev forum, it looks like someone dumped the rom of metroid prime, at least the start of it. why is this good? one, figuring this out will get us all started on developing games, content, applications and more. and two, i know i’d like back up my roms the ds cartridges are tiny and bound to get lost, ideally i’d like to store them all on one big ole’ monster card.

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build your own media center pc

diy mce

sure, you can go out and get a media center pc already configured and good to go–but what’s the fun in that? also, there’s a ton of other components, cases and set ups you might want to cook up, so here’s an excellent guide on making your own media center pc.

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project nitro, using your nintendo ds over the web

nintendo ds wifi hacking

meet nitro, an open source project that aims to let you tunnel your nintendo to any other ds anywhere in the world. it’s pre-alpha, but hey, poke around and see if you can get it going.

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nintendo ds tv interference

nintendo ds tv interference

there was a bit of debate when the nintendo ds launched and if the signal actually interfered with televisions. one hack a day investigator pretty much confirmed it. so, there might be some cool hacks to tune it in better or something else, like jamming it.

“I read somewhere about DS interference on old TVs. My wife has this cool old Sony Watchman so I decided to see if I could pick up the DS. It did…”

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ipod firmware hack part iii

ipod hack

there’s an update to ipodwizard which allows you to change the images on your ipod, like the do not dissconnect screen, battery images, etc. in this update you can view the strings and edit character metrics, the next update that will come out soon will allow the editing of the strings, and that’s when it gets really interesting.

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