hackaday lazy afternoons

Lazy Afternoons

good news. lazy afternoons will continue in full effect. so that means more hacks, more fun, more nuttiness. now, usually on lazy afternoons i’m asking you guys something. so let’s get right to it:

how do you beautiful readers feel about podcasting hackaday? we’d take Q&A, discuss subjects, talk about new hacks, interviews, news, etc. I feel like it could be a lot of fun and we could have a lot of interactivity with you the readers and it’d be a lot of fun. so. be sure to comment and let me know what you think about that. because that’s even MORE hackaday fun comin atcha.

so let me know. please! comment, e-mail, carbomb me with fireworks spelling out “YES!”

oh man. let’s start off with this. we got outselves a mirror…made out of wood thanks [yamana]

it doesn’t stop there. check it out, it’s another alternative fuel method. through carbon and fusion reactions and other half-life-esque stuff (no seriously, check out the “fuel”) I love it! Looks dangerous but whateverrrr. thanks [eric]

and yeah, there’s more cooling mods out there. [activitie]
Look! [Zsk009] made a hackaday firefox search plugin! thanks!

the mac mini just got better, bigger, stronger (I love saying that)

now, of course we need an EZ to do hack right for you all right? well yesterday i wrote up a short HOWTO for engadget showing all the DS (or GBA SP) lovers out there how to make a very simple external¬† battery pack (and yes, it’s small and looks nice). the pack isn’t for another 8 hours of gaming, but rather as a backup battery. if your DS is about to die and you have another level to go before you beat your game, then this is what will save you from a mid-life crisis because you couldn’t get all the stars in your rehashed copy of super mario 64 (oooh, below the belt).


HOW-TO: quickly whip up an external Nintendo DS/SP battery pack

allright, the afternoon is young. im lazy. i’m going to eat some pizza and pass out…but in my slumber, i hope you all think about the podcast and respond with feedback on the idea of having one. you guys could really send in some great questions and what not so have at it. comment away.

until friday which is my birthday so send me gifts this has been a hackaday lazy afternoon


  1. Tiimo says:


    I dont know if it is a real word but when someone at school said it to me I assumed it meant yes, so…. YES!

  2. ben says:

    that mirror was amazing! if you watch the video you can see more closely how it works, and the only drawbacks i can see is that it’s somewhat noisy and it needs a rather dark enviroment to give off the same effect.

    oh, and i’m all for podcasting

  3. weaszel says:

    podcasts would be great. as long as it is in a standard format such as .mp3… none of this .ogg or .flac nonsense i’ve seen some of them using.

  4. dan says:

    forum -yes
    podcast -whatever

    i would like forums first :-)
    then modcast

  5. adminmatt says:

    i think a hackaday podcast is a wonderfull idea. i have been a big fan for quite some time. while your at it.. could you possibly change your header and get rid of the “betta” i think you have a large enough fanbase. :)

  6. CORPES0 says:

    Please PODCAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. tj says:

    Wow, quite the “hack” there for the DS charger.

    Unless the printed directions are different then what you actually did, may I ask how you failed to notice that the charge light didn’t go on when you plugged the battery pack in…since it does nothing?

    Closed circuits rock.

  8. Jared says:

    I vote yes to Podcasting. I have just recently found Hack-A-Day and love it.

  9. exparrot says:

    that french chap seems to be obessesed with electrolysis ;) I doubt he’s producing anything but hydrogen gas in those experiments

  10. unixbigot says:

    Not another bloody podcast.
    I /like/ plain text and plain images.

  11. dbpigeon says:

    I like the idea. And what Dan said about forums, I think podcasting would be better with hackadays image.

  12. grandsham says:

    As it was said before, that DS charger really won’t work, at all. I’d expect better out of you guys

    and as to podcasting, I have no more room on my iPod, I think a visual medium works much better for this site, and I quite frankly think its overdone

  13. Frogz says:

    bappy birthday you crazy son of 2 male dogs

  14. jared says:

    It appears, post googling, the theories and terminology that he is parroting are widely known and accepted science. however he makes this statement:

    “The [b]BingoFuel Reactor uses ordinary tap water and low voltage electrical energy for producing a synthetic gas. A high temperature ( 3000-4000

  15. elg0nz says:

    I’m not a big fan of podcasting (i mean, i got my ipod for getting rid of talk shows), but this is a great page (blog-hack-whatever) so maybe it’ll be worth a try. And the forums are a must, you know, it may become a “hack farm” with some luck.

    btw, happy birthday man.

  16. t3h l33t says:


  17. prabhulky says:

    mm, podcasts are good. i listen to them during third period. the more i have the less i have to listen to my english teacher.

  18. CaptSnuffy says:

    i agree with #18

    we want forums!!!

    and podcasts would be okay too

  19. I think a podcast would be awesome! I’d totally subscribe to it!

  20. Brian p says:

    Forum – yes!
    Podcast – yes!




  21. Thanks for your comments people (esp. the happy birthdays)!

    It looks like the podcast will happen since theres a huge interest in it! But a lot of you ask for forums and I have to say that will not be any forums in the near future at all or such. We’re a blog and part of a blog network. If we got forums, engadget, tvsquad, autoblog, etc would all have to get forums too. so, hope that can fill you in on forums for now. but hey, podcasts are like live forums! send in your questions, comments, links, etc! The more content, the longer the podcast! Thanks guys for reading and keep commenting!

    -Vince V.

  22. paUl says:

    will you have a voice comment phone number like engadget?

  23. GEmixman says:

    How many hours does the battery last?

  24. Jay says:

    Great site — I strongly encourage you to do a podcast. Other Podcasters do a visual description of pictures and refer people to their blog or feed for the actual pic. You may want to consider talking about what impact the hack might have (or what it would do) and answer questions instead of step-by-step instructions.

    My site is a podcast directory – http://www.IdiotVox.com . We also do reviews of podcasts. We’d be happy to list your feed and we get plenty of traffic.


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