hackaday lazy afternoons

Lazy Afternoons

well it’s been chaotic lately in both the hackaday and real world! before i throw some info at you guys as always, let me throw you a few fresh links instead!

down or upgrade your psp firmware. great for homebrew [DASGames]
i know you guys love lifehacking, so here: go make t-shirts into fancy underwear. [xytec]
holy. crap. top gun all the way right here. [4*3]
make your own microphone and be the next bo bice! (coke not included) [superlevel]
really simple but sleek looking ethernet LED mod! cool beans. [pillowcase]
the detachable steering wheel project [camzmac]
google maps does it again!!! this time, track hurricanes with gmaps. here’s the track for hurricane dennis. [geoff]

alberta declares that keystroke logging is illegal. whoa. good i suppose?

lastly, make a cardboard folding chair. we swear it’s hip. [kolwon]

so, look out later today because ahhh…you might see a podcast. probably. we’ll give you the lowdown. the rss feeds aren’t ready yet, but we’ll still upload it and throw it on iTunes. so keep checking back relentlessly!

Comments

  1. ben says:

    That F-14 model is awesome!

  2. Brandon says:

    i agree with #1

  3. shindakun says:

    On the first link: From what I understand Team Xecuter announced yesterday that the info posted is false. teamxecuter.com is down for ‘Maintenance’ right now but a copy of the post is here: psp-hacks.com/2005/07/07/clarification-from-team-xecuter/

  4. Xecuter thought their statements were clearer than they actually are (das has it pretty much verbatim). Has Xecuter been able to change firmware at will? YES. Are they going to let you do it with this device? NO.

  5. Groxx says:

    That ethernet LED hack… first off, I love it. Second, is this:

    http://homepage.mac.com/pillowcase1/PhotoAlbum51.html

    from the same guy? I’m out of time, gotta go to work, otherwise I’d check. Either way, that’s a kick-ass site, lots of fun stuff.

  6. Luke says:

    That f-14 IS incredible.

    wonder how much money it cost to build?

  7. shindakun says:

    Perhaps I shouldn’t have said ‘false’… Misleading is a better word. The follow-up post just sheds some more light on the subject and clarifies the role behind the device pictured. And if Xecuter is indeed right – and a software kernal patch is coming then that’s the day I go out and get a PSP.

  8. nick says:

    My god !
    The f-14 is incredible. I’d love to see how it is built, especially the engines, and what is its’ maximal speed…

  9. keith says:

    seeing this, i was thinking how cool it would be if someone were to do a hack that allowed flight control via an actual ‘cockpit’, complete with joystick, rudders, etc.

    cameras mounted in the cockpit of the plane would show the actual view from the plane via monitor in the control cockpit.

    how fun would that be??!

  10. Caesar says:

    the tracking url for hurricane dennis is weird doesnt let go into the site it gives me a pop up operation aborted…

  11. Orbit says:

    The F-14 rocks and I’d have to go with Keith on the flight control system, that would be the nuts.

  12. hdaalz says:

    I did the network LED mod a few years back, you can find the mod posted on this hardware mod site.

    http://metku.net/modgallery/detail.php?id=1563

  13. Orbit says:

    I did some research for home made RC Choppers and cam up with http://www.angelfire.com/blues/heli_project/ I was wondering if starting from here, how hard would it be to turn it into a basic apache but maybe you would need to look into petrol (Gas for americans) power for the added weight that an Apache model would bring (maybe, not sure to be honest). What do you think?

  14. Orbit says:

    I did some research for home made RC Choppers and cam up with http://www.angelfire.com/blues/heli_project/ I was wondering if starting from here, how hard would it be to turn it into a basic apache but maybe you would need to look into petrol (Gas for americans) power for the added weight that an Apache model would bring (maybe, not sure to be honest). What do you think?

  15. TriOptimum says:

    “down or upgrade your PSP firmware”… Damn… read the thing guys: the team xecuter mod won’t allow firmware changing, it was jsut a capability they discovered while developing it… and the info that was released wasn’t false (whatever ass posted that) – it was just taken the wrong way, like this posting about it, and becuase of that they won’t be releasing updates anymore, just products ;). They say software will be released soon to allow you to downgrade – the purpose of this product will be for storage, and will be much smaller than pictured. Team xecuter p0wns.

  16. eski says:

    That steering wheel thing is awesome. I’m definitely gonna add that to my arcade cabinet…

  17. momotarosan says:

    cut a hole on the lid of the card board chair and line the inside with a garbage bag….and you got yourself a porta-potty. now for me to wash my mouth out with soap.

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