This House is Ace

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Look at this nice unassuming cardboard house.  It looks like something a middle schooler would build for an art project doesn’t it?  Well, hopefully it is, because when you turn it around, you’ll notice that the inside of this house is actually a fully functional PC. It’s neat, but it looks like a pretty crappy … Continued

Alternate History Thursday: Now What Indeed?

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Yes, what to do now?  Panic had not ensued yet, though as the day wore on, people were loosing their patience.  A storm was on the horizon for January 03, and people didn’t know if it was still coming, or if it had been blown out to sea.  By 1pm, the Governor of New York … Continued

JavaScript Code City

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These might not appeal to everyone of my readers, they are more of a computer programmer’s domain, I think they are pretty dang ace though.  Using a code analysis tool, they pushed though the entire code base of a bunch of JavaScript libraries to see how the code is structured visually.  Each set of functions … Continued

DIY CNC

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  Technically this is a computer numerical controlled machine, though it’s not the same thing that most people think of when they hear CNC Machine.  It looks pretty easy to build.  There’s not much to it.  Anyone remotely interested in computers has a plethora of old unused optical drives that they can re-purpose.  I’m not … Continued

JPEG -> Animated GIF

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Using the magic of technology, the folks over at Plotagraph Pro has come up with a way to turn basic flat JPEG images into animated GIFs.  Sort of like a cinemagraph, instead of needing to take a video though, or use layers in Photoshop, the software will use algorithms to animate the existing data in … Continued

This wont run Crysis

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Unfortunately, this LEGO Ideas project doesn’t look like it’ll gather enough votes to become a reality.  It’s just too geeky I think.  300 pieces seems like quite alot for the simplicity of the design, although, I guess most of those pieces are the small 1×1 circles and connector pieces for the Technic beams.  That being … Continued

Wooden Aluminum Keyboard

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reddit user doublecloverleaf has machined and milled his own beautiful computer keyboard from aluminum and fresh (freshly dried anyway), walnut wood.  The walnut came from a tree that his neighbors had cut down last year.  He had it milled and then dried for a year so don’t worry, it shouldn’t warp or check or crack. … Continued

Windows 95 on Nintendo DS

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For some reason, GBA Temp user shutterbug2000 decided to try and get Windows 95 up and running on a Nintendo DS.  He succeed.  But I’m not entirely sure what the purpose of it is. It doesn’t really do much yet, and the whole setup seems awkward.  There’s no real way to control the thing yet from … Continued

LEGO Lamp

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Brian Slevin of Brickablocks has put together this nice set of directions to build your own spherical LEGO Lamp.  Wiring, bulb, Lamp Shade, and LEGO bricks not included of course. The Instructions (available for free in PDF form), call for just about 400 individual pieces of different size and type.  Color doesn’t matter, that’s up … Continued

Computer Control Panel

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Have you ever wanted a borderline useless master control panel for your computer?  You know, something that looks like the controls from Star Trek, or Star Wars.  Well, reddit user smashcuts has built his own.  Why, because he wanted to, that’s why. If you ever wanted to hang something very heavy that served almost no … Continued