User Input

User Input: Making My Efforts Seem Worthless

CubeStormer

This is a Rubik’s Cube solver, known as the CubeStormer II, made entirely out of Lego, and powered by a smartphone.

Lego has been around for a long time, and as a result, there have been many opportunities for clever minds to find ways to make remarkable things using nothing more than little plastic blocks that hurt when you step on them in the middle of the night. I once made a car out of Lego. It was pretty crap, but it’s the best I’ve ever managed. I suppose there were  a few things out of Lego Techniks, but that was just following all the directions to the letter, and still largely getting it wrong. Hit the jump to see more of this thing in action.

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User Input

User Input: Exercises in Frustration

"I see the problem. The last tech support representative left his mousie behind."

TechieInHell has decided to follow in my footsteps and build himself a Hackintosh fruit-flavoured home-built computer. Frankly, I’m glad he is, because it will be nice to have someone else to consult if I run into any dilemmas that stump […]

Startup, The Technology of Music

Startup: A Weekend Project

Ten points to anyone who can reverse-engineer it just from that photo.

I’ve bought more than my fair share of small, portable laptop speakers and miniature sound systems over the years. Particularly back when Cardboard and I were beach bums as much as possible — gotta go where the scantily-clad ladies are, right? — it was nice to have something portable to provide a bit of sound while relaxing on the beach, trying not to get whiplash.

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