Computing

The Last HOPE: Chill Spot

Needless to say a hacker conference can take a lot out of a geek. That’s why this chill spot was put in. It makes watching the conferences upstairs relaxing, while hanging around in a hammock. If you had a computer you could partake in the humorous messages that would appear at the bottom of the screen displaying the speeches. The ...

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The Last HOPE: Telehacking

Trying to call your female escort to let her know you’ll be late? Use one of these payphones hooked up to the Internet via a PBX system. Probably running Asterisk I’m guessing. Check out photos of the setup after the jump.

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The Last HOPE: The Great LEGO Table

On the official website for HOPE, it said there would be a special table for adding to one gigantic LEGO creation. We arrived yesterday and saw little more than a pile of bricks. Today, there was progress but very little. By the time we started heading back home, I noticed someone had completely destroyed the sculpture and was rebuilding it ...

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The Last HOPE: Electronic Graveyard

Found on the second floor of the Hotel Pennsylvania. A group of hackers were selling old phone equipment and patronizing me for taking pictures. I’d rather be a photographer than a group of fat fucks selling old junk!

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My First Arduino Project

So I got my very first Arduino in the mail two nights ago. In less than one day, I was able to create a simple program and circuit that plays back any set of musical notes I want. I can then modify pitch, frequency and delay time all with potentiometers I have rigged up to the Arduino. Coding is extremely ...

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DIY: Glowing Multipurpose Pushbuttons

Making your own arcade unit? What about some other DIY project that uses buttons? Buttons that don’t glow are mundane and unattractive, so why not make your own illuminating buttons? Playing arcade games in the dark is tough without being able to see what button you’re mashing down upon. Thankfully, Hacknmod has written up a great how to guide on ...

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Cheese Wheel Case Mod Attracts House Rodents

It would be cheesy to call this case-mod “cheesy” just because it resembles a cheese wheel in both color and shape, but the Holland-native creator “always wanted a PC that looked like a wheel of cheese, so he made one himself. He packed a hollow cheese display prop full of electronic goodness and even has included some fans on the ...

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Peak Releases New Full-Size Guitar Hero Controller

You’ll never look cool playing on those plastic guitars from Red Octane that feel like they were designed for a gnome. It’s a good thing Peak is releasing these full-size wood guitars for the PS2 and PS3. Sorry, Wii and 360 rockers, looks like you’ll be playing the world’s smallest violin. Both Guitar Hero and Rock Band are compatible with ...

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You Spilled Paint On Your Laptop Case

Street artist KR, creator of the KRINK line of ink and markers has designed a laptop sleeve for the folks over at Incase. The KRINK sleeve has a dripping paint design surrounding its exterior, so everyone will know what a sloppy mess you are when it comes to painting. It’s said to be compatible with the MacBook Pro 15-inch, but ...

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