[Gene Buckle] built himself a nice custom cockpit for playing Flight Simulator, but during use he found that the gimbal he constructed for the pitch and roll controls was nearly unusable.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.02.15 at 03:11
Remember those old wireless controllers made for the consoles of our youth like the NES and Super Nintendo? They didn’t work well, mostly owing to the fact they were built using the same infrared technology that is found in a remote control.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.02.13 at 20:55
Fabric dye is one of those products where it keeps popping up for unintended uses, we have seen it coloring printed circuit boards, and now a Macintosh computer? [The Brain]‘s project to add a little color to his Macbook has been done before, but he chooses to do it in a different way, which comes down to a little bit of sandpaper.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.02.11 at 22:00
[Andrew] was left wanting by the slow hard drive in his 2011 Mac Mini. He set out to add a 10,000 RPM drive and we think he did a great job of pulling it off.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.02.06 at 11:02
Apparently, there’s some sort of sporting event being televised this weekend that has been historically used as an excuse to buy a big-screen TV.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.02.04 at 18:47
In the interests of interface archaeology, [Martin] sent in the Tworse Key, a telegraph key that posts to Twitter using Morse code. It’s a fantastic build that nearly looks like something out of the 1900s.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.02.01 at 01:47
If you’ve been thinking of adding some tactile controls and readouts for your flight simulators this guide should give you the motivation to get started with the project.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.01.30 at 19:54
Part of the fun with old computers is playing some old school games, and while you could play them with a keyboard it is much more fun with a joystick.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.01.26 at 17:10
Let’s get this straight, [Alex] is going to show us how to make controllers like this one? Where do we sign up? Even without seeing it in action we want one, but the urge to build is even greater after he shows it off (check the clip after the break).
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.01.26 at 03:11
As masters of technology, our desks are often cluttered with odds and ends. We have cables spewing out of every nook, and our computer ports full. The last thing we really want is more stuff getting in the way or buried under piles of technical documentation when adding something like a USB hub.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.01.22 at 11:57