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F.A.A. Lifts Restrictions on Electronics During All Phases of Flight

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Electric Umbrella

2010 Dec 6, 9:03"The Electric Umbrella will glow with many pinpoints of light"
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Fake electronic gear props - Boing Boing

2010 Mar 9, 5:26I have often wondered where furniture stores get their fake TVs, PCs, etc. Yes, apparently there is a store where they buy that. Now about the chotchkies in Applebees or Red Robin...PermalinkCommentselectronics fake tv pc store purchase

Big Mess o' Wires - BMOW 1

2009 May 28, 1:12A homemade CPU and computer. I love the primary colors on the mess of wires. The close up shot is lovely.PermalinkCommentshowto diy hardware computer electronics cpu homemade maker-faire

G1 Android Phone

2008 Nov 9, 11:29

T-Mobile G1 Wallpapers by romainguy
I finally replaced my old regular cell-phone which was literally being held together by a rubber band with a fancy new G1, my first Internet accessible phone.

I had to call the T-Mobile support line to get data added to my plan and the person helping me was disconcertingly friendly. She asked about my weekend plans and so I felt compelled to ask her the same. Her plans involved replacing her video card so she could get back to World of Warcraft and do I enjoy computer gaming? I couldn't tell if she was genuine or if she was signing me up for magazines.

I was with Sarah in her new car, trying out the phone's GPS functionality via Google Maps while she drove. I switched to Street View and happened to find my car. It was a weird feeling, kind of like those Google conspiracy videos.

The phone runs Google's open source OS and I really enjoy the application API. Its all in Java and URIs and mime-types are sort of basics. Rather than invoking the builtin item picker control directly you invoke an 'intent' specifying the URI of your list of items, a mime-type describing the type of items in the list, and an action 'PICK' and whatever is registered as the picker on the system pops up and lets the user pick from that list. The same goes if you want to 'EDIT' an image, or 'VIEW' an mp3.

I wanted to replace the Google search box gadget that appears on the home screen with my own search box widget that uses OpenSearch descriptors but apparently in the current API you can't make home screen gadgets without changing parts of the OS. My other desired application is something to replace this GPS photo tracker device by recording my location to a file and an additional program on my computer to apply those locations to photos.

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Pong: Interactive Pong May be Most Fun You Can Have With a Whiteboard

2008 Nov 7, 4:06'A live "drawing on whiteboard" version [of pong], mixing electronics with the joy of drawing on, wiping off and repositioning your playing bat. Check it out, thrill to the high-speed action and grin at the ultimate use of a whiteboard: so much better than the usual business drivel that gets drawn on them.'PermalinkCommentshumor video interactive whiteboard pong game

Failing Electronics

2008 Oct 22, 12:54

Electronic devices shouldn't fail, they should just sit wherever I place them and work forever. A while back my home web server started failing so I moved over to a real web hosting service. And this was the home web server I built from pieces Eric gave me after my previous one died during the big power failure the year before. The power socket on my old laptop has come undone from the motherboard so that it can no longer be powered. Just a week or two ago my Xbox 360 stopped displaying video. The CPU fan on my media center died. I also want to put my camera and GPS in this list, but the camera died due to accidentally turning on in my pocket and the GPS was stolen so those aren't the devices just arbitrarily failing.

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LED Throwies

2008 Apr 24, 12:32Throwies = LED + battery + magnet. Throw onto metal surface. Looks like fun.PermalinkCommentsart graffiti electronics geek howto streetart diy throwies cultural-disobediance

The Afterlife of Cellphones - Cellular Telephone - Waste Materials - Recycling - New York Times

2008 Jan 25, 1:49Article on consumer electronics waste, recycling, and associated companies.PermalinkCommentsvia:ethan_t_hein article electronics recycle nytimes cellphone phone

Hackszine.com: Accelerometer motion analysis

2008 Jan 24, 9:45Interesting thoughts on using accelerometer info.PermalinkCommentsvia:swannman electronics accelerometer wii wiimote research:wii-remote

Global Positioning System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2008 Jan 18, 7:00Overview article on the functionings of GPS.PermalinkCommentsgps reference wikipedia article electronics radio

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories - AlphaPOV: An alphanumeric persistence of vision display

2007 Jul 2, 9:13PermalinkCommentsdiy electronics make programming led via:swannman

Instructables EMP shopping cart locker

2007 Jul 2, 9:04Build a device to remotely lock shopping carts.PermalinkCommentsarticle humor electronics shopping-cart wireless diy via:swannman

WebWorld of J.P: Project - CatCamera using VistaQuest VQ1005

2007 Jun 3, 11:31Attaches digital camera to cat and creates photo journey.PermalinkCommentsart camera cat hack diy images humor photography photos electronics
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