whew! way to beat the heat by reading us on a lazy afternoon like this! I hope everyone shows up to our hackaday meetup tomorrow dressed properly and with water (no goth clothing. too hot)!
Yes, meetings will be filmed (our philly one at least) and we’ll later be providing the video for all who missed out to download and watch. see? we have <3s too. now before i run off and do calculus, let me explain something.
The CVS camcorder. I’ve got it rigged up USB and plugged into my Mac/Linux/whatever. It is not recognized which sucks. But, by holding down the record and delete keys while booting up, you get a system info menu. This reveals only a little (but some) information about the camcorder. It’s probably helpful to some people. Thursday at the meeting we’ll discuss how to get it rigged up with proper device drivers, etc. I’ve been talking with some people about getting DD out there because they’re needed. This isn’t as easy as all of us thought it would be!
In other news today, PSP 1.5 firmware is now open and “cracked”. You can run homebrew apps on your PSP finally. Check it out here.
The poor man’s U2 iPod has now been made. It’s basically throwing the U2 stuff on a regular old 30gb iPod. Cool none the less. I like the U2 iPod’s look a lot. [francis]
This is pretty cool too. It’s been around for awhile but it’s a full out project that deserves some recognition. It’s a MMOG version of GTA. Lotta C++ skill there. [xrosesxarexdeadx]
Your lazy afternoon hack: Beat the heat with a homemade air conditioner
I’ve gotten about 20 e-mails about homemade air conditioners and what not. So thanks to everyone sending them in to beat the heat. Ghetto-esque, but looks pretty cheap and effective. It’s done by shoving tons of ice water in a trash can, hooking it up to a fan to take in all the warm air and transfer the heat to the water. Then all warm water is pumped outside to…well, get rid of it. He says it cost $30 CAD to make so that’s not too bad at all. Someone try it out and let us know how it goes. You obviously must be pretty hot, but hey, if I hadn’t gotten this free A/C from my aunt/uncle, I would be building one of these in 5 seconds in my kitchen. Very nice.