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OSNews, Generic OSes Hobbies. Where would the computer industry be without them? Arguably, there wouldn't be a computer industry had it not been for hobbyists in the first place. The ineffable need to scratch an itch does still percolate even in this closed down world of big mainstream technology from big companies opposed to the little guy innovating. OSNews asks, what are you working on? We want to hear from you about your hobby projects (technology related or otherwise) to get a sense of what the community is cooking up for love of it, rather than because you're paid to do so. Share and enjoy!
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Boring, boring, boring....
by Riba on Tue 8th Jun 2010 18:09 UTC
Riba
Member since:
2006-02-12

Come on people, you can do better than that.

- trying to improve a tube theremin I built last year to get more linear response.

- putting a webcam in the eye of a HAL9000 replica finished a while ago so it can stream fisheye video ;)

- part of a team which put a 4m high black monolith in the pedestrian area of my home town :-D

- working on a hardware/software solution so my iTunes can display the current track on the cheap LED display i got off eBay

- organizing a visit from Tesla Coil Orchestra to play on their tesla coils

...and all that wile running a museum of old computers.

I think I may be overstretching myself a bit, but it feels good.

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RE: Boring, boring, boring....
by dizmal on Wed 9th Jun 2010 09:18 in reply to "Boring, boring, boring...."
dizmal Member since:
2009-04-22

Come on people, you can do better than that.

- putting a webcam in the eye of a HAL9000 replica finished a while ago so it can stream fisheye video ;)

- part of a team which put a 4m high black monolith in the pedestrian area of my home town :-D


I Like the way you think. Careful though the HAL9000 replica might get self conscious and develop feelings and make mistakes then try to kill when you try to shut him down ;-)


- organizing a visit from Tesla Coil Orchestra to play on their tesla coils

I prefer Arc Attack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdrqdW4Mia)

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