The Xbox Controller Controller project is an attempt to access and command an Xbox controller over the internet. The buttons on the controller are physically pressed by stiff wire "arms" that are attached to individual servos. The collection of servos is controlled by a Basic microcontroller which accepts processed directions from a small circuit board computer with a wireless internet card. This controller hack has been operated wirelessly through a Nintendo DS and a Sony PSP. I too have created an Xbox controller controller, but my controller just consists of giving my unemployed older brother a bag of peanut M&M's and telling him to sit by the Xbox and a phone for a few hours. Although, I bet this guy doesn't come home to find his controller passed out in front of a Family Ties rerun with chocolate all over its face.
Students at the University of South Florida have created a computer-powered scarecrow to protect fish farms from predatory birds. The scarecrow uses an internet-enabled camera and imaging software to scan for the presence of birds, and if any are found, it will sound alarms or fi... / Continue →
Eye-Fi is a new product that will add wifi connectivity to most digital cameras. Eye-Fi is a specially designed SD-card that contains both storage and a wifi module built in. The basic idea of wifi in cameras is to create an easier way to transfer pictures from the camera to the ... / Continue →
This is a list of the most popular (read: laziest) passwords of 2012. Changes from last year's top passwords are noted. Somehow this joker "michael" made the list, but "iheartGW" didn't. I dunno, maybe I'm not the catch my mom always told me I was. :(
Thanks to Shannon, wh... / Continue →