Look mawh, I tweeted in the command line

Have you ever wanted a quick and easy way to post to twitter within your shell scripts, or viva a cronjob? Well for those of you that follow my tweets you’ve experienced this script in action. I give to you tweetr… Continue reading

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Linux! make me a sandwich!!

We have always wondered, can we get our computer to make us a sandwich? Until now that was impossible with only a Persocom. But thanks to the brilliantness of DIY Maker guru Bre Pettis. From the Bre Pettis Blog article Sudo Make Me A Sandwich we learn how to build our own sandwich machine that can connect to our Linux box and make a smashing grill cheese sandwich.

This robot was inspired by XKCD, a wonderful webcomic that appears to have some sort of window into my head. I swear I think of things and the next day, there is an XKCD comic about it.


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Build a wireless Finger Phone


Here is what you need:
1. A bluetooth headset
2. Some standard wires
3. At least one Glove
4. A knife for cutting
5. Time

That’s it. How simple and how awesome?!

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How to make a USB battery

Change a normal 9v battery into a life saver. If you have ever run out of juice on your phone and could really use a quick charge then you need a USB battery.
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Shopping list:
1 5.1v zener diode
1 330-ohm resistor
1 9v battery connector
1 9v battery
solder and soldering iron
(you can get all of this at radio shack)
Instructions:
1. Solder the Zener diode to the left and right USB connector prongs.
2. Solder the black wire of the 9v connector to the left prong and the right wire to the resistor.
3. solder the other end of the resistor to the right prong.
4. Hook up battery and go to town.

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