Hackaday links

Well, it doesn’t look like the PSU meeting happened. Moving on:

Yesterday I was moaning about the price of Cobalt Flux‘s dance mats. [SilentCircuit] says the cheaper mats from LikSang work great. There’s always the really cheap option.

I’ve been avoiding a the Flying Spaghetti Monster links, but I couldn’t help chuckling while playing the new FSM flash game. [via] To bad I’m already a minister for a different religion.

Did anyone pick up an iPod nano yet? Have you started hacking? Here is the iPod nano disassembled.

Every so often someone suggests we adopt the hacker emblem from Conway’s Game of Life. I guess I was always adverse to it since a glider in a 3×3 grid would die in the next timestep.

[lain]‘s buddy built a drill powered bike. Includes “automatic” transmission.

External hard drive case from an old tape player. [thanks Gene kaufman]

Another OSx86 install. It discusses compatible hardware you should purchase if you’re building a box from the ground up. There is no way to tell if you’ll need the TPM chip with future OSx86 functionality though. [via]

The facebook list keeps growing.

Thanks for all the links.

Comments

  1. g0nz says:

    First post, hehe.

  2. fucter says:

    I dont plan to shower, so look for me wearing a PSU hat and cut-off camo’s. Bring anything you want with you, we really dont have nothing planned to talk about.

  3. fucter says:

    I dont plan to shower, so look for me wearing a PSU hat and cut-off camo’s. Bring anything you want with you, we really dont have nothing planned to talk about.

  4. adam says:

    Seriously, does anyone know whats going on with the MAKE blog?

  5. CaptSnuffy says:

    possibly taking a day off? They were posting yesterday so maybe they just left it at that and went to play volleyball and sip chai tea lattes. With the work they do, they deserve it.

  6. Akira says:

    lik sangs pads have huge shipping cost’s out of asia usualy costing around 100$

  7. matrixwasabi says:

    I bought my metal pads from Red-Octane I believe, but the problem was they were “light-weight” versions (and cheaper, about $135), so they still slide a tiny bit on carpet. It isn’t a huge deal, though, and I still have two of Lik-Sang’s pad-USB converters laying around.

  8. CDE says:

    Did anyone else cringe on seening a brand new nano cut up?

    And did anyone else get the idea of getting samsung flash chips to replace the nano ones? Like add a 8g instead of the 4gig?

  9. yags says:

    ive been playing ddr for around 3 years and am quite good, the tx2000 is one of the shitiest metal pad. cobalt flux is the most durable but for 300 its not worth it, afterburner pads are most like the arcade and are only 200

  10. Matt says:

    Don’t buy DDR pads when you can build your own. https://www.andrew.cmu.edu/~mbwasser/DDR/ I built these about 3 years ago. About 48 hours per pad.

  11. Nik says:

    I made a dance mat when I was into ddr, back when I could beat the super heavys with A’s

    But come on people at hack-a-day really it is four giant buttons, rig em up to a ps controller or a keyboard interface to whatever system you are useing and bam.

    I made mine by on the 5 off squares taking plywood and hammering metal around it, and they acrilic for the four, double layed so images could go inside, steelplates on the bottom that hit screws to complete the cuircit, and highpower leds to give it a glow, be creative.

  12. oscinis says:

    http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/beta1.html
    Firefox 1.5 beta 1 was just released. get “hacked” versions of your extensions to work with the new version while you wait for developers to update: http://www.projects1.com/firefox/exthacks/FFnightlyextensions.html

  13. layenrubber1988 says:

    Fellow hackers:
    120 watt solar powered drill motor sounds like BS. Mby not, but from my days tinckering with bikes and motorcycles, 120 watts may at best push someone along on smooth flat pavement with good tight tires, non dragging brakes and decient berings at mby 5 miles an hour, especially since its a chain drive witch isnt the most efficient transfer of power. also, 120 watts is about 1/8 of a killawatt witch is about 1 1/3 horespower. so basicly a 1/6 horsepower motor assuming you can get 120 watts from the sun. btw the sun gives off 1 killawatt of energy per square meter and solar panels collect at the very very best about 120 watts per square meter. one meter^2 solar panel on a bike? sounds pretty hard.

  14. i had a sff ddr machine in my livingroom,using two of the liksang pads. As i am in europe, shipping was less, much less. and i have not had any problems.

  15. TUtuman says:

    any idea when the next philly meet up is?

  16. Sleighboy says:

    If you want a neat drive system for a bike, check this out.

    http://www.powerengine.com/aitx001hydbiksum.htm

  17. Shoe says:

    It would be better if you didn’t hide your facebook friends; then we could see who else from our school is into hackaday and organize mini-meet-ups and other sexy things.

  18. Jason says:

    Oh! I’ll take Whoopi for the hacker emblem block!

  19. William Cox says:

    i’m still trying to figure out why they got rid of the iPod Mini. Cute little guy :(

  20. CDE says:

    William, that’s not the real issue. The issue is how/why they expect people to pay the same for less space? They downgraded it. If anything, the nano should be a shuffle and not mini replacement.

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