Hey folks this is Eliot. I know when I got my wisdom teeth pulled I didn’t want to do anything; So, I’m hoping Vince is going to take it easy today.
Things have gotten pretty heated in the comments recently and I wanted to address some of the things brought up. Just so you don’t get bored I’ve included all of the wallpapers that have been submitted so far. Click on the images to get the full size versions. The following isn’t going to be all bureaucratic drek. I’ve included other interesting links that have appeared during the week. Here we go, starting at the end and working back towards the beginning.
[Cyber spider tech] (started this whole wallpaper
Hackaday.com is owned by Weblogs, inc. and Vince and I are
compensated for maintaining this site. This is not our day job though. I work 8-5 like most of you and Vince is a
full-time college student. We maintain the site in our spare time and are required to post every day (like the title
says ;-)). That all being said, we post here because we want to. We’re proud of what we do and wouldn’t be here if we
didn’t enjoy it.
Wednesday is part of the reason I’m bothering
to write this. Some have commented about the quality of the hacks being on a decline. We are fueled by the links you
send in, be they your own hacks or ones that others have done. Joe Landers took it upon himself to send in a ton of
links the other day and I know you liked it because of great response to the stuff we posted on Thursday. Also, the
links you send in and the comments give us a better idea of the hacks you want to see. So, keep sending in the
We love it when you send in your personal projects and we usually give them precedence when picking features. I’d
like to thank the following people who sent in personal projects last week:
- DIY Frozen Drink Machine [fixer]
- DIY Recumbent Bicycle [Bill Dudley]
- Auxiliary Input for a Car Stereo [Matt
- 3D Scanner [Andrew Lewis]
- JuiceBox eBook reader [Brian Pipa]
Forums. No, it isn’t going to happen. It has been said many times over that we are a blog in a blog network. We are
working on providing new forms of content for your enjoyment. I’ve never been a fan of forums because they are usually
brim full of fanboys and h4x0rs and it is hard to get anything useful out of them. There are exceptions; I wouldn’t be
running Gentoo if it wasn’t for the great
Still not happy? How about this: Hackaday is a forum, but only the administrators can start threads. There is one
“on-topic” thread (the feature) and there is one “off-topic” thread (the links). There are already a lot of established
regulars here that always comment using the same name and have there own voice, so let’s make the most of it. A final
note: the comment numbers change as people approve their comments so you should address other people using their name
since the post number will change.
Here are some interesting links you may have missed that have shown up in comments or other places and are related
to stories we’ve posted this week:
Here is a page of unwise microwave oven experiments.
Here is Rob’s clean install of an auxiliary jack in his car.
Someone also sent in another aux hack in a
Brian was able to jumper the CD connector to get “line-in”
on his Mazda.
Matt Gilbert gave us the original hack. The rest of his site might not be hacks, but it is definitely
This is another 3D scanner
project with Matlab code.
A fun little three-wheeled electric kart with videos.
The missing barstool racer
Rob updated his site. It now has pictures of converting a pedal car to an
I’d like to thank everyone that sent in wallpaper. We’ll probably be running some other themed submissions in the
future. Thanks to all the people sending in links. If anyone is driving through Nebraska this summer you could always
stop by. Vince, I hope that you heal up quick; I think this last wallpaper is for you. Have a great weekend!