GBADev has an annual competition to create home brewed GameBoy games. Instead of giving out cash and flash cartridges the aim is to manufacture a batch of 500 cartridges with the top entries (a “multi-cart”) complete with cart sticker, manual and box. The cartridges will be manufactured by an “independent party” (not Nintendo). The cartridges are in, you can order them now. The games look great. Link.Continue Reading
Here’s a DIY LED how-to for computer cases. I like step by steps like this, they’re easy enough for anyone to do and build skills for more complicated mods. In this guide, you will learn how combine a spare molex connector and 2 LEDs to create a simple and effective lighting solution. Basic soldering skills are necessary, but apart from that, this mod requires very little experience (and very little money). Link.Continue Reading
AOTS had one of my favorite Makers- Simon Field, author of Gonzo Gizmos: Projects & Devices to Channel Your Inner Geek. Simon makes all sorts of projects from stuff found around the house. Film can cannons, three penny radios, solar marshmallow roasters and more. His website SciToys also has a lot to explore as well as the parts/projects to purchase. Link.Continue Reading
On Friday’s MAKE:Audio show we had a quick review of Mac OS X Tiger and now that’s we’ve been banging on it for a few more hours, here are some cheers and jeers. Spotlight search is creepy fast, it’s finding everything almost instantly. Dashboard and its Widgets are fun but take up a lot of memory, not sure if it matters though. The RSS screensaver is also fun, here’s a video of what it looks like. Only Macs that are 1Ghz G4 and above can do join in multi-video chats, but multi-audio seems to be fine on some sub 1Ghz machines here. Even if you bought QuickTime Pro 6+ you need to repurchase QuickTime 7. Overall a great release, it’s living up to all the stellar reviews. Some photos from the Seattle store (4th in line!).Continue Reading
Here’s a quick video I shot late last night of the Skype payphone actually working. It rings and can be used as a Skype phone for any call, SkypeIn/SkypeOut and it’s just really really cool to have a working VOIP Skype payphone in one’s living room. Next up getting it to take quarters so you can make calls and using the keypad as username and password entry.Link (QuickTime 8MB).Continue Reading
Lots of things to put on your PSP. Here are official PSP versions of comics formatted for the PSP from Variance press (High and Lonesome, Last Orders and Semantics). Next up- Star Charts resized just for the PSP from the Mag-7 Star Atlas project, love this! And lastly, pimp out your PSP case- I hope someone makes a template and kit to do this. Link. Thanks Eric!