hackaday lazy afternoons

Lazy Afternoons

sorry for no links yesterday folks, jet lag was still kickin in. but thankfully, eliot put up an article on how to finally use that damn cvs camcorder! bout time right?

so before i throw you lotsa links, let me say this:

i am out of all merch aside from a few shirts.

i came back from, vegas to over 300 envelopes bulging out of my mailbox. i still havent even gotten to them yet.  so stop sending SASEs until we get more. thanks people!

LINKAGE!
printer that cuts its own paper for you. oragami anyone?
inject audio into insecure handsets. oooh the possibilities

Comments

  1. Screw origami! The hotness of the printer that cuts is that you could use it like the CNC vinyl cutting plotter I’ve used. You could design and make your own vinyl decals for next-to-nothing. Hack the hardware and drivers to use a much larger azis and make full roll sized decals. Sell or give them away to your nerd friends.
    http://www.beacongraphics.com/equip.html

  2. Birminghamben says:

    woah. that’s a lot of envelopes. i suppose mine is lost amidst the rubble!

  3. TIMSIT says:

    Here’s the info for the express elevator link since the site is overloaded:

    The designers of some elevators include a hidden feature that is very handy if you’re in a hurry or it’s a busy time in the building (like check-out time in a hotel). While some elevators require a key, others can be put into “Express” mode by pressing the “Door Close” and “Floor” buttons at the same time. This sweeps the car to the floor of your choice and avoids stops at any other floor.

  4. TIMSIT says:

    Here’s the info for the express elevator link since the site is overloaded:

    The designers of some elevators include a hidden feature that is very handy if you’re in a hurry or it’s a busy time in the building (like check-out time in a hotel). While some elevators require a key, others can be put into “Express” mode by pressing the “Door Close” and “Floor” buttons at the same time. This sweeps the car to the floor of your choice and avoids stops at any other floor.

  5. joejack says:

    I thought that elevator express mode was just an urban legend…

  6. madd_matt says:

    Hmm. Maybe because i only speak english, but i can’t seem to get the pics – to – ascii art to work well.

    What i like better is the image-to-ascii feature provided by the msn bot bot2k3 – http://www.bot2k3.net – Command is !ascii

    Man i want to go find an elevator with more than two floors now just to try that trick out. My town doesn’t have any big buildings to try it on :(

    The ROV is pretty cool, even if it is “remotely operated” via a rope.

    And are apple engineers really that dumb to let their imacs get taht hot? A bigger fan wouldn’t kill it….

  7. strazz says:

    I’d heard about the elevator hack before, and it does work on (most) otis models I’ve come in contact with… Works in my schools dorm’s… Great little hack especially when no one else knows it – pain in the ass if every one does…

    My tip – if you know your school is vunderable, DON’T TELL ANYONE or the wait will be hell. I’ve known about it for a little bit – just find the right elevators and it will work :)

  8. another ascii generator. this one has a little more customizability. http://www.degraeve.com/gif2txt.php

  9. Andrew Tanasescu says:

    I need to try that elevator hack next time I go on one…Im excited now…

  10. ryan says:

    PS do not search for tubgirl in google, you will not like it. this is for people unfortunate enough to already know what it is!!!!

    you’ve been warned

  11. marc says:

    well now i have to go look

  12. ryan says:

    you’ll be sorry!

  13. kolwon says:

    he doesn’t understand how sorry he’ll be either, even just a little peek will SCAR you…

  14. iguy says:

    omg i did it man ughhh… that is well uuggghhh…..

  15. Wayne says:

    The link to the ROV project is dead! Anyone know if it’s up somewhere else?

  16. Ed says:

    why did you have to put “do not search for tubgirl in google” thats as bad as a ‘wet paint’ sign for gods sake i just had to, luckly i have my screen at a really high res so the thumbnail was tiny but even a quick look at a tiny thumbnail was discusting, eww
    Ed

  17. Ed says:

    why did you have to put “do not search for tubgirl in google” thats as bad as a ‘wet paint’ sign for gods sake i just had to, luckly i have my screen at a really high res so the thumbnail was tiny but even a quick look at a tiny thumbnail was discusting, eww
    Ed

  18. marc says:

    actually.. i think she’s kinda hott..

  19. ryan says:

    go to your room!!! no dessert for you!!! bad!!!

    tubgirl is an internet tradition, people go to great lengths to trick others into seeing it. i personally like to put one website in text and link it to the largest tubgirl image i can find, if you go on forums they usually have an option to show text on a link, so you could say “i found blah-blah-blah here” and have “here” be a link, i like to put the full address in the box but make it link to tubgirl.

    also, it’s fun to tell people to not google something. works just as well.

    p.s. don’t google goatse, which is another internet tradition, and in my opinion, much worse. have fun, try to resist!

  20. Ed says:

    oh no, i’ve learnt my lesson no more google’ing for discusting stuff
    /Ed

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