Tag Archives: platform

Paperduino: Take A Guess

Yup. Exactly what you probably thought. This is an Arduino made from paper instead of using a printed circuit board. Created by DIYer Guilherme, this Arduino is fully functional and is also the most inexpensive Arduino available. Want to design your own? Instructions are indeed available, my friend. Link [via]

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Indie Devs Rejoice: Playstation 2 Is Open Platform In Europe

It might seem like the Playstation 2 is going the way of the dodo, but it’s not even close to burning out. That’s because Sony Europe’s developer relations manager George Bain announced that it’s no longer necessary for developers to submit upcoming titles to Sony for content approval. This makes the Playstation 2 officially an open platform, allowing indie developers ...

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Next Generation Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots

Here’s a new take on the classic Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots toy everyone remembers from when they were young. Tamiyas Robocraft boxing robots are very much like the classic game, except you build the bots yourself. Sure, they might not look like “Bolt Crusher Bob” and “Gear Grinder Greg” but they’re just as fun. Each robot operates on a ...

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Sony’s Got The Best Controller

Stuart was in the market for a more comfortable controller for his rover platform. Unfortunately, all R/C controllers are flimsy and not so conforming to one’s hands. So instead, Stuart used a PlayStation 2 gamepad and totally DIY’ed himself a new controller for the rover. Operating wirelessly, the PlayStation controller controls the rover in such a way that you feel ...

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Open Peak: Intel-based VoIP and Entertainment

Hot damn! Believe it or not, the above display and handsets are for a new platform from Open Peak called Open Frame. It lets IP-based devices talk to each other over the network and acts as an entertainment hub. Built-in WiFi and Ethernet will let you check your calendar, YouTube, text messages, address book, email and more. All powered by ...

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Time Tracking of Yesteryear Finds New Light

Apparently, NXT STEP blog reader DTAAX’s watch must have broke, which would explain why he designed this LEGO sundial. This DIY finds a new way to tell time the old way. It was built using the LEGO NTX platform (plus a PDA for trigonometric functions) using a slew of light and touch sensors, allowing the sundial to perform like any ...

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Arduino Is The Next-Gen Gaming Platform

We’ve seen a lot of neat stuff made with the Arduino processor, like that Mad Hatter top hat or the gigantic keyboard. With the infinite possibilities the Arduino offers, where are all the games made for this development platform? Enter the ArduGame, a hand held device that runs a small game that has yet to be named. Using an OLED ...

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Acrylic Cowboy Is As Straight As The Marlboro Man

Seems acrylic bongs weren’t enough. Now acrylic case mods are all the rage. Of course, this also makes your computer easily modifiable and upgradeable because everything isn’t packed away in some wheel of cheese. Adding and removing cards, memory and storage has never been easier. The acrylic cases were designed by Digital Cowboy who are calling it the Acrylic Cowboy. ...

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First Ever Commodore 64 LAN Party

For a software platform that was discontinued 14 years ago, the Commodore 64’s legacy and fan base is still going strong. The Cincinnati Commodore Computer Club’s held its 2008 C=4 Expo at the Drawbridge Inn in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky from June 28-29. In celebration of the LAN party status at C=4, a new Commodore 64 game was unveiled, called NetRacer. ...

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YOUniverse Funk Fone stomps the competition with a 6″ platform

Unless you have a pre-teen daughter, this YOUniverse Funk Fone should never been seen in your posession. So what part is the “Fone”? The shoe. Just lift it off of the massive platform base, and you have a fully functioning phone that belongs more in a “gentlemen’s club” than your daughters bedroom. So apart from the major problem of a ...

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