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July 17, 2013

Hackaday For Sale

at 3:15 pm. Filed under Other

Hackaday For Sale


Hackaday is for sale. Jason Calacanis currently owns the site and wants $500,000 for it. In his post about the sale he talks about how he removed it from the Weblogs Inc sale which is why he still owns it. It currently makes about $14k per month in revenue so if you have some extra cash in your pocket this might be a good investment. If you would like to help Hackaday purchase Hackaday check this out.

May 11, 2012

Alan Parekh Interview on EEWeb

at 2:45 pm. Filed under Other


Thanks to EEWeb for featuring an interview they did with me on their site.


January 18, 2012


at 3:14 am. Filed under Other


What is SOPA?

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA, H.R. 3261) is on the surface a bill that attempts to curb online piracy. Sadly, the proposed way it goes about doing this would devastate the online economy and the overall freedom of the web. It would particularly affect sites with heavy user generated content. Sites like Youtube, Reddit, Twitter, and others may cease to exist in their current form if this bill is passed.


October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs the Hacker, Maker, Visionary is Dead

at 11:57 pm. Filed under Other

Most of you already know that Steve Jobs has passed away. He will be greatly missed in the technology field for the changes and innovations he has brought us. He was a maker and hacker at his core, never settling for second best. The video above is from his Stanford Commencement Speech back in 2005, you can tell that the entire audience is hanging on his every word even though he was a college drop out. To learn about his journey from the beginning to where Apple is now watch the two programs below.

RIP Steve, you will be missed.

Titans – Steve Jobs


September 18, 2010

Open Hardware Summit 2010 – Hacked Gadgets Sponsored

at 2:58 pm. Filed under Other


So you have probably heard all about the Open Hardware Summit which is being held in New York on September 23rd. If not you should click here to read what it’s all about. Hacked Gadgets is one of the sponsors of the event but I will unfortunately not be able to attend, this means that I have 2 tickets for a Hacked Gadgets reader who will be in New York on Thursday and would like to catch the event.

If you would like to get one or both of the free tickets please send me an email, add a short blurb about how you could use the tickets (and if you need 1 or both). Please only send in a request for the ticket(s) if you can actually go to the event.

You can see a schedule of the event after the jump.



October 24, 2009

Sparkfun Cease and Desist Letter from SPARC International

at 12:31 pm. Filed under Other


Sparkfun received a Cease and Desist letter from SPARC International. It’s a sad day when a good organization like SPARC have a bunch of lawyers that do nothing but send out this type of garbage. This just causes unnecessary havoc for a great company like Sparkfun who has a name that has a section which sounds similar. What’s next SparkPlug International will no longer be able to sell their electronic spark plug tester?

This reminds me of the careless actions of Monster Cable!

Click here to send an email to sparcinfo@sparc.org to let them know how you feel.

Thanks CY Brown and IraqiGeek for the info.

April 12, 2009

Paintball Sentry Gun has Multiple Enemy Tracking

at 6:37 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Computer Hacks, Crazy Hacks, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Game Hacks, Other, Toy Hacks, What Were They Thinking


You may remember the Paintball Sentry Gun that we featured last year. Well the team over at The Sentry Project has not been resting, the new version of the gun software is now available on Ebay and it looks very impressive. It was very sensitive and precise before but have a look at the videos, it has been tweaked to improve the results! I wish I owned a junkyard, I would get rid of the dog and purchase a few of these.

"The software kit is an inexpensive solution for building your own Automated Sentry. It is ideal for those of you who are mechanically inclined or have custom applications in mind.   

The Software Kit will consist of the software and the servo controller. They cannot be separated because the software only works with the that specific servo controller. They will be auctioned off on eBay to eliminate the possibility of me charging too much or too little.

The kit can be used for anything from a harmless video surveillance system that tracks and zooms in on moving objects, to a full fledged, heavy duty, gun platform (for area denial or force multiplication) or anything in between."

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