Fancy yourself a bit of a MacGyver? With this you might be a bit closer if you make one of these.
This little unassuming Altoids tin holds the following:
- A small Swiss Army Knife with the plastic removed to save space (the usual tools, knives, screw drivers, scissors, files, ect…)
- The tiny ball point pen from the above knife, used to sit in the side cover but was inefficient there.
Mini Sharpie marker.
- Lock Picking Set, Tension Wrench, Rake, Diamond Pick.
- LED light, from an old headlamp.
- Folded piece of sand paper.
- Paper clips.
- Rubber bands.
- Zip ties.
- Dental Floss.
- Strike anywhere matches.
- Pills, sleeping, Clariton, Decongestant.
Not the sort of think you want to try explaining to the TSA guy when your trying to board your next flight, but then again if it will save your bacon in a tight spot you might want to stow this gem in you checked luggage. For years I kept a tiny (3″x”3″x1-/2″) first aid kit that had all sorts of ‘extra’ stuff in it with me and I can’t tell you how many time that came in handy. I think I need a new one… And some curiously strong mints.
Escape My Head: TTTk, Travel Tinker Trouble Kit
No, this isn’t some banana slug snuff project, the slug this uses is the Linksys NSLU2 wireless USB storage device. After a little firmware hacking you can convert your ‘Slug’ into a web server, streaming MP3 server, or eve a VoIP PBX!
Not to be outdone by others, these guys are planning on sending theirs up in a tiny R/C airplane attached to a weather balloon. The plan is to release it at 100,000 feet and have it fly home. On it’s way down the craft will take photos and make temperature and barometric readings. All this will be run by the 266MHz XScale computer in the NSLU2. Pretty darn impressive for a simple wireless USB port!
The High Altitude Slug Project
I suppose I’d be more enthusiastic about this if the kit wasn’t $3000US!
E Ink Offers Electronic Paper Prototype Kit
Beautiful model work from the 2004 Wonderfest science fiction, fantasy, and horror convention. Some of these are based on pretty obscure shows, I mean who out there remembers ‘Salvage 1’?
[via Boing Boing]
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