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iPhone Hacks – How to Play Doom with iPhone as Controller and Old Mac Display!

Here’s a really cool mod that shows you how to play doom with your really, really, old Mac display and an iPhone as controller.  Kinda pointless but still, if you have bunch of junk laying around, this might be a great way to spend your free time.

If you’ve gotten excited about this iPhone/TV-out stuff, you can give it a try. Troughton-Smith has released the Doom source as an open source Google Code repository. He

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SiteHoppin Re-Launched as Domain Search Engine!

One of my greatest websites I ever made (and hard-coded all myself) using MediaWiki open-source as base platform is SiteHoppin.com.

SiteHoppin has been re-launched as a domain search engine.  Basically, it’s like Digg but we only store your URL infomation, no content whatsoever other than previews under iFrames.

You can also submit your blog/website URLs as they will get indexed by Google and other search engines

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Eee PC Hack – How to install Ubuntu Eee for ASUS Eee PCs!

In case you have bought an ASUS Eee PC with Windows, there’s a special version of Ubuntu, customized just for the Eee PC models.

This allows you to install the Ubuntu on Eee PCs without too much headache as it has already been configured for the factory hardware.

Ubuntu Eee is not only Ubuntu optimized for the Asus Eee PC. It’s an operating system, using the Netbook Remix interface, which favors the best software available instead of o

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HP shifting focus to Linux in order to get over Vista Unpopularity!

HP shifting focus to Linux in order to get over Vista Unpopularity!

Well, I am not a big fan of Vista, maybe XP at the least, but here’s another great news that HP might be using Linux to increase sales while not having to deal with Vista’s unpopularity.

If you have noticed, many computer manufacturers including HP, Dell, and others who have been putting the sign, “This company recommends Vista”.

Now, that’s what I don’t get.  How could companies expect to increase computer sales while recommending Vista, an o

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DIY Multi-Touch Kit for Do It Yourselfers!

For Do-It-Yourselfers, making your onw multi-touch input device has never been easier with the DIY Multi-Touch Kit.

TouchKit is a modular multitouch development kit with the aim to make multitouch readily available in an open source fashion. It is a sister project of the CUBIT multitouch system and aime

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DIY Chumby HACK – How to hack a 640×480 VGA LCD onto a Chumby!

Here’s a really cool Chumby hack that will allow you to use a bigger 640×480 pixel LCD on your favorite little gadget.

Chumby is different; it is open source, and designed to be hacked. For example, the serial port is spelled out on the silkscreen for you and there’s a backdoor to enable sshd, so it’s not big deal to bring up the console. Because of its hackability, you are enabled to do significant modifications due to the availability of all levels of design do

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DIY – How to Make your own Lunchbox Linux Firewall!

As an avid fan of Linux operating systems ever since I took Minix class, which Linux was born from, I love to hear about cool little DIYs on making a Linux firewall out of a lunch box.

The greatest thing about Linux operating systems in comparison to Windows or any other operating systems is that it can be easily custom tailored to do one thing whether that’s a web server, firewall, file server, or any type of server that requires stability at “no cost”.

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DIY Open Source Multi-Touch Display

Now, you can build your own open source multi-touch display.  I guess it was at Maker Faire but somehow I missed it…

Researchers at Eyebeam, an engineering and design firm, sell kits that let people build their own multitouch tables. In this picture, the Cubit frame is completely disassembled. To make the display functional, users must add an inexpensive video camera and a projector, among other pieces of

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DIY HACK – How to Build a Prepaid Cellphone GPS tracker!

Well, here’s a cool little hack for anyone who’s interested in building a GPS tracker for fun. Although I’d rather stick to my GoogleMaps on my Blackberry, this is good info for anyone who wants to build a custom app.

The Open GPS Tracker is a small device which plugs into a $20 prepaid mobile phone to make a GPS tracker. The Tracker responds to text message commands, detects motion, and sends you its exact position, ready for Google Maps or your mapping software. The Tracker firmware is open source and user-customizable.

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Stepper Motor Driver Controller Kit

Check out this cool stepper motor driver you can use for your next CNC milling machine. It is completely open-source with PCB Layout and everything included.

Also check out our 3 stepper motor example.

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