Hee, nice to see that I’ll still have a fun time looking (yes, just looking) at all the pirated software in Bangkok on my next visit.
Looks like the local boys have been quick to see a void and fill it by offering a ‘retail version’ of OSx86 for 300Baht (apx $7US). I bet they get a lot of pissed off people coming back telling the pirates that is dosen’t work on their computers. I wonder if they get a refund of store credit…
OSx86 Project – Buy OSx86 Retail… in Bangkok
Here is an easy mod if you own a CVS video camera (why don’t you?!?). Remove the IR filter and add some IR LEDS and you have a ghetto nightscope.
In order to give credit where credit is due, the original hacks are here on Camerhacking.com. The stereo camera hacks are there to, those are a must see by the way.
CVS Night Vision Cam
These are great toys. If you ever see one at a yard sale you should not hesitate to buy it ASAP. Not only is it a feat of engineering magic, it’s also hackable. The ICybie site is full of links to info on how to modify and program new cartridges to create personalities, make an RS-232 connection to your PC, and even write your own code in for it.
The grand bin of links and hacks!
[AiboHack] ICybiePet’s ICybie Site
Official site Silverlit
I recently bought a Linksys WRT54G wifi router and I am so darned happy to discover that it can be flashed and modded!
Here are a few of the cooler ones I’ve found:
A Wikipedia entry with links for firmware upgrades and what the different hardware revisions are. The new firmware loads are cool, lets you use RADIUS and loads of other stuff.
This one is sweet, how to add an SD card reader to a WRT54G
This project is for people who would like to add a little storage to their Linksys WRT54G router besides the builtin 4MB flash ram. What we will do is connect an SD card reader to some of the GPIO pins of the CPU found inside the Linksys and with the help of a little driver we can use as a block device from Linux. This means that if you compile your kernel for the Linksys with e.g. support for MSDOS partitions and VFAT you will be able to mount, read, write, partition and so on your normal SD cards. The speed obtainable for reading and writing seems to be about 200 KB/s.
Some more information on the GPIO ports.
And if all that wasn’t enough, you can even make a robot out of it
[inspired by HackerMonkey]
Ha! I tried it and it works. If you hold a flashlight in such a way so your looking down the side and shine it into a camera lens you can see a nice sparkle when you light up a lens.
Spy Camera Finder