Late night mini-extra


I’ve been pulling some long days between driving everyone around in the snow and winding up the HD projector How-To. I’ve received a few more entries to the Design Challenge. You’ve got ’til Christmas!
[bruce land] pointed us to Cornel’s ECE576 final projects. The results using FPGAs are pretty impressive.

[jbauer] noted this site on hacking Insteon power controls sans the $200 SDK.

[dayne] sent along his USB xmas lights how-to. Pretty simple, but useful for cube decorating.

[pillowcase] tuned another innocent bluetooth headset into a bluetooth sound interface. (Goodwill gets these things now?)

Oh, and if you want ethernet for your xmas tree/candelabra/etc, these guys show you how.

I was pondering building a new karkomp, and was happy to find that there’s actually an open source nav program.

Comments

  1. gcc says:

    wow, looking at the PINK board for the xmas tree- those things are not cheap! At that rate you’re better off tucking an old optiplex under the tree and dressing it up as an xmas present, and you could probably run it wirelessly for the same cost to boot. Anybody know a cheaper alternative?

  2. olliestyles says:

    first again – w00t

  3. monster says:

    i bet olliestyles is first in a lot of things. thats why he can’t satisfy a woman.

  4. bird603568 says:

    looking at the counters for the pages it looks like werent even drawing ing 1k people :(

  5. fucter says:

    we like the extras

  6. olliestyles says:

    i bet monster is second in a lot of things…that’s why its his woman i’ve been satisfying while he’s been gettin his ass nailed up brokeback mountain

  7. digitalmaddog says:

    ive been trying to get road nave on my ibook — have lots of problems it will not load maps and will not work with the 2 gps units i have — anyone use it on a mac platform

    thanks for the mini extra!!!

    DM

  8. Andy says:

    Wait, you mean to tell me that people have already finished their designs for the challange! WTF!

  9. monster says:

    wow ollie, i feel burned. nailin my girlfriend huh? is your sister as wild for you too?

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