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iPhone Hack – How to Use iPhone as Keyboard for Newton!

Here’s an interesting iPhone hack if you are still using a Newton PDA device (I hope not!), to use iPhone as keyboard for Newton.

However, this could be very useful for adapting to other devices via iPhone’s serial port, there’s free schematics and code.

This app will allow you to use an iPhone or iPod Touch as a keyboard, to input text on a Newton running Newton OS 2.0 or later. You will also need an adapter to connect both devices together.

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CuPC – Atom Based Desktop!

Here’s a cool Atom-based desktop from Comfile Technology, where I used to work.  I really like this setup as I could probably get bunch of these to make some server clusters.



Intel Atom Processor 1.6GHz

Main Board

Intel 945GC North-Bridge


1G DDR2 (667MHz)


Intel GMA 950 Graphics

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DIY – HOWTO Make a Serial port IR Receiver!

Here’s a cool DIY on how to make your own serial port IR receiver.

What does it do you ask?

Well, IR receiver can be used for controlling any IR devices or reading from them such as TVs, DVDs, etc…etc…

The best part about this DIY is that it can be used for making your custom DIY media center.

This circuitry allows you to control your computer with a simple remote, like the one you already use for your TV-set. It’s very useful when you want to control a DVD or an mp3 player without having to stay at the

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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 documentation—har

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DIY – How to Make a Pan Tilt Airsoft Gun!

Here’s a cool DIY on how to make a pan tilt airsoft gun.  You can even buy one here if you want to skip making it yourself.

“The robot airsoft kit brings together a simple pan/tilt servo setup with an automatic airsoft gun. Everything is controlled from your computer’s serial port. Attaching a camera allows you to have completely autonomous control of the gun, which makes it an ideal platform to enter the Defcon Robot Contest o

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DIY HACK – How to use your Optical Mouse as a scanner!

Here’s a really cool hack that let’s you use your optical mouse as a scanner.

Are you using an optical mouse right now? Ever wanted to see your desktop through the eye on the bottom of it? Me neither, I already know I have to clean my desktop 🙂

People get bored sometimes, and when I get bored I sometimes open up stuff to find out what makes

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Aurora Multimedia’s WACI PAD-6 dynamic button controller

Wow, this little button controller is actually a powerful little device for your wall. It’s got a web server, 64MB of RAM, well it really is a small powerful embedded computer that you can plug into a wall…WOW!

Looking to hop into the home automation game, but don’t feel like installing a computer in your wall or throwing down for a snazzy remote? Aurora Multimedia feels your pain, and with its recently launched Dynamic Button Controller, can take over

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