Search found 43 matches

by Adeptus
Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: Portable Screen Hacking
Topic: vgPocket LCD datasheet
Replies: 58
Views: 44465

I have the Google cached version of the datasheet (text only... not as useful as the original...)

I can send it on to anyone who wants it.
by Adeptus
Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Nintendo controller on a PS2
Replies: 10
Views: 1670

Best way to do it would be to build an interface circuit, so you can plug in any controller & have it work. Either one to decode the NES & one to encode the PSX signal, or use a programmable microcontroller (eg, PIC) to do the lot. There are circuit schematics for making a PSX controller using off-t...
by Adeptus
Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Conceptual idea: RFID solenoid door lock
Replies: 17
Views: 2729

What some of the commercial systems have (which may be hard to DIY) is that the RF releases a catch on the doorframe (I think it's called the striker?), allowing the door to open even though the lock bolt is still extended. This lets you have a keylock as a backup.
by Adeptus
Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Rubik's Cube
Replies: 53
Views: 6426

limpport wrote:
Adeptus wrote: "Is this it?"
"No"
"Is this it?"
"No"
"Is this it?"
"No"
"Is this it?"
"No"
...
:)
It's in one of my favorate movies! "UHF", the one with Weird Al! I'm glad someone else besides me has seen it!
THANK YOU! :D
That has been bugging me for so long... :oops:
by Adeptus
Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: project megadeath
Replies: 33
Views: 14495

I didn't name it after anything, just came up with Megadeath after looking at the name Mega Drive. I think there's something funny going around here, when it comes to hacking Sega Systems... When I was thinking of a name for a potential Genesis Portable (I hate it when people name their systems wit...
by Adeptus
Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Conceptual idea: RFID solenoid door lock
Replies: 17
Views: 2729

Some of the places I've worked have had them.
They're usually referred to as "proximity card" locks (or proxi card for short...)

I'd say they're pretty secure, even the military uses them.
by Adeptus
Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Rubik's Cube
Replies: 53
Views: 6426

my friend can solve one in under a minute without even looking at it, it's insane. i've only solved 1 side, i can't get the rest though Reminds me of a movie, but I can't remember which one... In the foreground, the main actors are walking through a park, talking. In the background, a blind guy & a...
by Adeptus
Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:17 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Rubik's Cube
Replies: 53
Views: 6426

I went to high school with a guy who became state champion at the Rubiks Magic Puzzle (the flat thing with the rings drawn on it)

He showed me a move that makes it a hell of a lot quicker than normal...
by Adeptus
Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: Portable Screen Hacking
Topic: Anyone Tried Hacking this?
Replies: 19
Views: 5596

It's also an OLED screen, so should be low power usage

edit: found the other thread... http://benheck.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=13812
by Adeptus
Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: Portable Screen Hacking
Topic: Anyone Tried Hacking this?
Replies: 19
Views: 5596

There was another thread about this recently, but not in so much technical detail...

In theory, you could modularise all your whatever-on-a-chip systems & just plug them into this!

"Oh I'm sick of playing C64 games, I'll slot in my (Atari/Nes/Genesis) module instead..."
8)
by Adeptus
Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:37 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Perpetual motion/Free energy
Replies: 48
Views: 5298

You've heard about the Tesla car company, that have built an electric sportscar powered off 3000+ laptop batteries? :lol: You've heard about the supercapacitors that are being developed? Take Tesla's idea, replace the batteries with supercapacitors, that's the future! As for how we get the power in ...
by Adeptus
Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Wireless mouse hack possible? (just click)
Replies: 6
Views: 2212

I doubt it.
Even if you could get it sending some other sort of data (with the various issues of encoding & decoding it) I doubt there would be enough bandwidth for anything as complicated as video.
by Adeptus
Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Tiny Computer
Replies: 8
Views: 1262

That would be what's known as a Thin Client.
They usually run something like Windows CE, and connect to a Windows Terminal Server.

You may also be able to connect to a Linux server and use it as an X Terminal but not sure of that...
by Adeptus
Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: The"where are you from?"Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 7602

Lucretius wrote:Akron, Ohio
home of The Black Keys, my current favourite band!

Me, I'm in Adelaide, Australia
(former home of Ben Folds)
by Adeptus
Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:37 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Gameconsole to PC Monitor
Replies: 19
Views: 2719

madc0w wrote:I just figured out I have an S-Video to VGA cable, if you would want that?
S-Video to VGA?? What sort of conversion circuitry does it have hidden inside it? (or is it something else entirely...)