hackaday links


ouch. i burnt myself cooking up all these links. but now that they’re done, I can dish them out to you guys.

if you’ve got some cash and a ton of free time, make your own R2-D2. [xytec]
be a real dork and make an ethernet testing keychain. [2bitwhore]
an interesting method of scanning negatives. [foo]
totally missing my childhood now. this is all about super soakers and water guns. they even have a section on building your own water gun. some of which are pretty insane.
uh, honda apparently is down with letting asimo help kids learn to cross the street. [sarge]
a low cost analog and digital tv modulator. you uhf pirate….arrrrrr. [joe]

whoa! cool stuff! listen to the sound of the data on your harddrive. i never would have thought about doing this. [dryicerx]


  1. I love water guns, but what I love even more is water guns that have turned to the dark side. The Below link points to the goon RolandTower’s usage of that water gun as a flame thrower, extremly impressive (source SA)


  2. RulingCzar says:

    Second link doesn’t work anymore. Anyone have a backup?

  3. noouch says:

    Yeah the second link has been “hackadotted” (or slashdotted? i don’t read slashdot). Someone bust out the mirrors. If anyone made one.

  4. xSmurf says:

    I haven’t seen this on slashdot, but I think slashdotted should become the official, internet/geek slang, word for a site that get’s over his bandwidth limit due to blogging. Actually, I think it already is!




  5. billy says:

    wtf i cant believe the sound of your hard drive got hackdotted ;p how gay i have done that hundreds of times to test if my sound was working

  6. evildrdan says:

    For a variation on hard drive noise use ‘cat -A’
    -A is a flag that prints non-printing characters, it makes the sound a little more whiny, but when you get to a hunk of data it gives cool videogame-esque sounds.

  7. lee says:

    there is also a piece of software that will create sound and video from hard drive data.


  8. Gino says:

    vince… thanks for the cool links, but you have to start mirroring these geocities sites ;)

  9. murrowman789 says:

    The last time i was with some friends we used the slackware terminal to listen to the data…we kept creating text files with our names in them and playing them…

    “Man…your name sounds bad…”

    something like that…

  10. cchance says:

    slashdotted you mean /.ed as channel9 has started to call it :D

  11. windwaker says:

    hahahaha, the geocities links always go down after like five minutes.

    Oh well. Have to wait four days. :(

  12. Jesse says:

    wow, evildrdan, that hurts my ears, but is much more interesting than without that switch, heheh. tcpdump is neat to fiddle with too.

  13. strider_mt2k says:

    Those Astromech droids are pretty cool.

    Somehow it’s a little dissapointing to see ‘em not being equipped with the odd set of leg-mounted thruster units or say, a periscope.

    (please don’t mention the estes R2D2 rocket!)

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