Saturday, August 18, 2007

Oh shit.

Damn, what a mess.
Well what I tried to do today was rewire the laser receiver and the laser/LED, but it seems that the LED isn't working... :(
There are so many wires (16 I believe) that I don't think it would make a worthy glove.

It sucks, after 4 hours of soldering and rewiring...
Past midnight, it seems o.O

Ah well, I'll be working on MouseGlove 2.0 Sometime...
Otherwise I'll be working on other projects.

According to my original plan, until Geoff nagged me to make a laser housing (jk), I was going to put the optical thing on my palm... dunno how thats going to work.
Heh :)
I'll plan it out later.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

And so it Begins...

Today the MouseGlove Project began.
Most of you don't know what the MouseGlove Project is.
Hell, nobody does, save Geoff.

I've always wanted to make a Computer Mouse hack, but I never really figured what to do.
However, today, through a rare stroke of pure genius and an afterthought of even rarer, normal thinking, I decided to integrate my mouse into one of those shitload knit gloves in my closet.

Yay ^^
What was planned to happen is that I will move the optical sensor to the index finger, as well as the click trigger switch thing, so I could control the cursor through my index fingers.
Sucks 'cause, it turns out I couldn't fiddle around with the optical sensor enough to move it.
Cheapass Dell mouses really aren't as great as I thought.

Progress so far:
- Today I pried the trigger switch out of the circuit board. Unfortunately, it shattered :O
- In other news, I managed to take out the trigger switch from the mouse wheel clicker and move it where the left mouse button was.
- I thread wire through the holes where the switches WOULD be, and managed to reconnect the trigger switch to the circuit board. remote clicking, hmm?
- Success! I tested the clicker by plugging the mouse in and clicking things like the start button. It worked! Some minor connection issues though, as sometimes the wiring wouldn't connect.

- Mom's taking me to Home Depot to buy a soldering gun/iron and solder :)

Saturday, August 11, 2007


I made these today as I was very, very bored. o.O
Since I felt like I HAD to make some kind of tech hack, after seeing SteamPunkWorkshop(AMAZING keyboard and monitor).
Since I had a pair of broken headphones in my basement normally filled with all sorts of junk, I decided to fix em' up.
The microphone was broken, so I had to rewire it, and it wouldn't twist right so I added a new washer to the insides...
Then I cut out some earpieces and a mic coverer out of foam leftover from last years Halloween Duckie Costume.
Went downstairs, and used the two BEST(and my only) spray paint cans (yellow and black) and painted the thing yellow.
Waited for it to dry, got too anxious, touched it too early, stuck to my hand, repainted. (Repeat 2x)
When it FINALLY dried I put masking tape over the parts which I actually WANTED yellow, painted over in black, touched too early, stuck to my hand, repainted, (Repeat 2x)

Hotglued everything together...blah blah blah.
So finally, just when I finish it I find that Geoffrey had JUST left MSN messenger.
Thanks a lot.

Unfortunately they're still not fit for wearing, turns out that the foam brushes some black paint onto my ears. (>.< Snap)
They will be fully-operationally-awesome by the end of the day, I promise.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Sup Man

Sup to you too.

I saw this sign on a restaurant on the way back from Camp today... >_>

Sunday, August 5, 2007

My Caffeine is Broken

Well it's 2:54 in the Morning and I'm sitting at a computer.
Big surprise.

I'm actually at Geoffrey's House -- hi Geoffrey.
(He's watching me write this post)

Anyways, we had just drank Coke a while ago -- but the caffeine is broked.
I swear.

I'm actually feeling like I could pass out right now -- I'm not used to staying up this late o.O
Ooh, pretty colors.
Red and green and purple and purple and clear...



Saturday, August 4, 2007

Cheap-@ss iPod Speakers

Behold the Cheap @ss iPod Speaker's utter awesomeness.
I made it today, obviously enough, and if you're actually interest in how I made them, continue reading.
But of course if you're not interested in reading, you may look at this kitten while GOOD people read blog posts.

Awww. :)

Well anyways, the Speakers were remarkably simple, all I had to do was
blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
and then I took an old pair of speakers I found in my basement (of doom >=) ) and plugged in the jack where the headphones would go.
Then I made an uber-dock made of k'nex and stuff, lets me charge it while I listen to my uber music coming out of uber speakers.

Clear Crayons :)

(notso)Late Night Ramblings -(con't)

First of all, I understand it's not late.
Or at night.
But that hardly makes a difference -- I'm just continuing along my previous post.
Yeah... I know I never got around to editing my previous post, as I said I would.
Yes, thats right.
I lied.
Suck it up.

No wait -- You don't need to do that!
HEY! Now that was just uncalled for!
Ok look, you're not my friend anymore.

Anyway.. I probably should tell you what's happening.
Or leave you wondering what's happening.

Both scenarios include a gun pointed at your face.
^ For the Fuzz, I'll give them pie, good, glorious pie.

Well Anyways I've been working on a cheap-ass iPod speaker and dock set... I'll post pictures when I'm done.
Secondly, we WERE going to drive like an hour or two away to go to some sixflags stuff... But it rained last night and now we don't have to go!

Anyways, because of lack of ANYTHING AT ALL to write about, I believe I will write nothing at all for the next 3 paragraphs.

Raw Toast.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Its Late and I'm at the Computer.

Wow, yeah, I know.
I mind*** as well update you on my life, something you really didn't even need to know to begin with.
Well, suck it up and read.

Turns out we were going to to some Six Flags thing like two hours away, but we decided against it...
Ugh... Too late, I'll edit this post in the morning.

*** Suck it up** Geoffrey, thats the cool way to say things

** I say Suck it up too much. Well Suck it up. *

*My bad.