Charity Arcade – Cabinet

Last weekend dad and I started working on the cabinet. I wanted to take more pictures, but it’s tricky to document and get this kind of work done at the same time. The design is based on a combination of the original Pacman cabinet crossed with a Space Invaders cabinet. I liked the Pacman designs […]

FindDay #5

Every Friday I share the five coolest things I’ve found on the web in the last week.   1 – P.O.R.T.A.L https://github.com/grugq/portal PORTAL is an open-source firmware for routers which aims to provide a hardware device that protects Internet privacy by sitting between your computer(s) and your ISP connection. It’s sort of a do-it-yourself Anonabox. […]

gitprintable

I started a little project about a week ago called gitprintable. There’s not really anything to it yet, but I wanted to post something about it so I don’t forget about it again. The idea is simple: a way to browse and search for printable models people have uploaded to Github. Why? There’s a few […]

Charity Arcade – Electronics

While the electronics are off-the-shelf, the documentation available is not exactly straightforward. Here’s what I’ve been able to decipher so far. The 60-in-1 board uses the standard JAMMA connector, however it also includes a few modern connectors as well: A VGA video connector A Molex power connector An 1/8″ stereo audio jack 2 Mystery connectors […]

Commercial Innovation

Contrary to popular belief, the greatest thing Steve Jobs helped create was NeXT Computer, and it was a commercial failure. What does that tell you about commercialism? By chance I watched a video called “The Machine to Build the Machines”. If the title sounds familiar it’s because Elon Musk has been using a similar phrase […]