Awhile back I wrote about the surprise book and poster I received in the mail from Flickr – and now the service that lets you print your photos to a book/poster is live (beta). $15.95 for a perfect-bound book or $9.99 for a poster. For the books you can do all photos, sets and by date. There are lots of options for layout too- could make a nice gift. Link.
MAKE doesn’t get political, but we’re backing one candidate in 2008 I think we can all agree on. In times of great need, the people look for a great man to show them the way and lead them to a brighter future. Look no more America, that man is here. “Human nature. I do something nice for you, you do something nice for me, like not kill me. Next thing you know, we’re friends.” – Macgyver. Link.
Cool mod- The PlaySphere is a PS2 mod that transforms a regular PS2 into a bowling ball shaped gaming console. I really like the aesthetic and the pics on the site that show exactly how a PS2 actually fits into the sphere are amazing. The best part of this was that Sony actually sponsored the mod, as it was done as part of a PS2 modding contest in Ireland. [via] Link.Continue Reading
Have an old hard drive that no longer works? As long as it still spins up chances are you could build a clock out of your old hard drive! You will need some electronic knowledge, some common electronic components and a bit of patients. The clock that is produced isn’t exactly practical since most hard drives (especially older ones) are too loud for a clock that is to operate 24 hours a day. Thanks Doug! Link.Continue Reading
This is an intermediate to advanced project for someone who wants to make cool sounds. It makes a great first synth project but is interesting enough for the seasoned synth person too. When I first designed the synth I made some very lame oscillators for it and I wasn’t happy with them so I put the same basic ramp oscillators that are in my big synth and I’m glad I did. Link.Continue Reading