Hackaday links

It was a decent weekend and it sounds like I’m going to ToorCon.  Anybody else planning on attending?

Yesterday I asked for a decent hovercraft link. [lehmon] says he followed these instructions and it worked great. Mirrored at i-hacked.

UPDATE: I’m an idiot [Logan]

The minisub yesterday was cool, but the mini Nautilus is awesome. [anonymous]

Here is an SWR for your O-scope [mizar]

List of browsing proxies [Matt I]
2D barcode decoding [nanobot]
Cooking with your sunshade [deniz]
Guitar tuning assistant for your PSP [darkk]
Build your own tattoo machine, no don’t [Billy Bones]
Barbie menstrual mod, I am so, so, very sorry [chris]
[ryan] reminded me of Newton poetry, ah memories
The Pope doesn’t want you to build your own religion [bird603568]
[Dylan] made his own Hack-A-Day stickers
Robot attacks Japanese prime minister
Whax and Auditor demo videos collected in one torrent, (.rar grr) [via Digg]


  1. Logan says:

    That hovercraft isn’t exactly new to hackaday: http://www.hackaday.com/entry/3486262272650240/ .

    Anyway, I have got to try the Telemarketer Counter Script next time I get a chance!

  2. furtim says:

    Speaking of RAR, can anybody explain to me why people distribute multi-part RARs via BitTorrent? I understand why they’re nice for direct downloads, but seeding them on BT seems, well… pointless, considering that BT’s features cover most of the reasons you’d want a multi-part RAR.

  3. mikeymo says:

    Barbie tampon? WTF?! That really tripped me out.

  4. daguuy says:

    yeah!!!! i needed those proxies really bad

  5. zorkon65 says:

    ok i dont really see a point to the pope link, its actully kinda disrespectfully to anyone who actully belives that stuff, but oh well, does anyone know any good rocket plans, i wanna try to launch something in orbit heheheh :)

  6. Titcher says:

    Those rars are a scene standard. When uploading them to FTP it makes it easier to re-upload if one rar gets corrupted.

  7. dooba says:

    omg the barbie, I cannot understand why someone would do such a thing its just freakin wierd…


  8. Mussen says:

    Wow, Glad you liked my site! All you guys who want to view my site, may want to use “www.omgwtf.us” Just easier to remember.

    Thx Hack a day!

  9. ryan says:

    does anyone have a mirror of the barbie one, call it morbid curiosity

  10. Ad says:

    with the hover craft they made it on a uk science comedy show called brainiac, you could send some of your funny hacks to info@brainiac.co.uk

  11. windwaker says:

    multipart rars are distributed because NTFS and FAT32 can’t decompress anything 4GB or over, without it being split into parts.

  12. pyroneil says:

    Is the pope referring to things like the Flying Spaghetti Monster?

  13. chris says:

    2D Barcode… why anyone in their right mind would scan the back of their DL and upload it to the referenced site is beyond me… Your only handing out personal identification information to whomever is at the other end….

  14. okay, not that i was actually planning on building my own tattoo gun, but i was at least expecting to see plans on how to do so, and not an advertisement selling the plans. wow. if this was digg, i would report that link as lame a million times. here’s a link for free, brought to you by google, and the letter k. http://www.rentyman.com/neatstuff/tattoo.html

  15. Daenris says:

    That’s why you download the standalone software for the barcode decoding and do it on your own computer.

  16. kcahon says:

    I’ve seen the mini nautilus in Disney before. It’s in the Living Seas right before you go into the waiting room. Amazing.

  17. warelock says:

    I’m going to Toorcon (easy since I live in San Diego anyway)… I also went to Defcon this year. The lock picking stuff was a blast! I wish there was going to be more lock picking information at Toorcon. In fact, I didn’t notice any… :-( Oh well.

    There was a Defcon group that had a spherical robot. They had it at Defcon this year. It was amazing! It was driven by an internal pendulum. I plan on making a small, solar-powered version of one myself.

  18. steve says:

    The dude’s voice on those whax/auditor videos got on my nerves. He was baby talkin’ his way through each one. That, and the fact he can’t pronounce knoppix. Ive always heard it pronounced K-nop-icks, not K-nope-icks.

  19. Adrenaline says:

    I’ll also be in attendance at toorcon this year, hope to see you there.

  20. bullhakow says:

    Man, that barbie site made my day, I put it through an internet translator with hilarious results.

    “Spread the legs completely carefully. That is actually their favourite position”

  21. jew says:

    Out of all the homebrew PSP programs you chose psp tune…

    PSP Tune = Stupid program

  22. ryan says:

    w00t!!! i got posted here! newton poetry finally validated my life!!!

  23. AManda says:

    umm i go to military school and they block certian websites (including myspace which is why i’r writting..)
    Does anyone know how to get to the site even though they blocked it?
    THanks, Amanda (E-mail: WadswoA@culver.org)

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