Hackaday Monday Sipping

monday sipping

ahhh, good morning readers! new week, new stuff! get out your venti latte from starbucks, you’re gonna need it for what i have planned. so brace yourself fools.
the big news: very first hackaday meetup(s) in philadelphia, pa
where: rittenhouse square. 18th and walnut sts. middle of the park, just look for me with gizmos and hacking stuff.
when: thursday, june 16th –  7:30pm EST. probably until 9pm or so. don’t be tardy because after awhile we might move it into a place for dinner/liquor/discussions. but not anytime before 8pm at least.
what to expect: me going over the cvs digital camcorder hack, talking about hackaday, plans, the next podcast, we’ll be recording stuff for the next podcast too and taking pics (bring your cameras!). also, any hacks you want to talk about, just come along with them and we’ll open the floor to you to speak about it. we’ll all be discussing hacker lifestyle, culture, findings, and news. also the movie hackers. bring your laptops too since rittenhouse has tons of open wi-fi.
rules: not many except i expect all of you who show up to be polite, kind, friendly, and to introduce yourselves. i will not tolerate any kind of rudeness/offensiveness/hate. we’ll tie you down and make you become the next goatse.

any questions, e-mail me personally.

speaking of goatse, eliot is having a meeting too! here’s the details for his:
where: Bison Witches in Lincoln, NE. look for him wearing a goatse t-shirt. yes, you read right.
when: thursday, june 16th – 7:00 CST until whenever eliot says. again, tardiness is frowned upon.
what to expect: eliot looking for feedback, discussions on hacks, you can bring a hack you’ve done to talk about it and showcase it. a demonstration of the 10-minute WEP cracking demo. bring your ideas, discussions, laptops, and hacks he says.
rules: same stuff. we expect all of you who show up to be polite, kind, friendly, and to introduce yourselves. i will not tolerate any kind of rudeness/offensiveness/hate.

any questions about this meetup, e-mail eliot personally.

now, the big question is: “well i don’t live near those places! can’t i have a hackaday meeting?!!”
answer: of course you can. however, until the next batch of meetings, we can’t post them in a post (use the comments for now) and they will not be official so we can’t condone them at all. but i highly reccomend having one in a city near you in a very public spot so people can join up! unite!

so get giddy and excited. im busy this week, but i know i’ll be very excited come thursday night when i see all of you show up. i also expect tons of feedback and comments so let’s see this post become filled to the top with comments!

aside from the meetings, some other cool stuff to check out while you finish that donut:
great hack for the sony-ericsson k750i on a great cellphone forum! [kevinN]
make yourself a bitchin white-LED flashlight. [boomBOX]
more can cooling action for your pc and soda/booze [joe]
tiger for x86 was said to be floating around

Ronja Optical Data Link


Ronja (Reasonable Optical Near Joint Access) is a free technology project. It uses LEDs to create a 10Mbps optical communication link at distances of up to 1.4km. The system was developed using open source tools and the designs are fully disclosed. Everything you need is on the site: schematics, 3D models, and diagrams. The original systems used visible light, but the current designs use infrared. The parts for building one of these units should cost around $60. It’ll probably take at least seventy man hours to put one together so you’d have to be pretty dedicated to not using commodity wi-fi equipment to go through with this.

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