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10/22/12 Gil's LotD: CNC machines

http://lcamtuf.coredump.cx/gcnc/ A very comprehensive introduction to the world of home CNC machining, mold making and resin casting.

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10/10/12 Gil's LotD: Drive farming

http://blog.backblaze.com/2012/10/09/backblaze_drive_farming/ The story of how one company dealt with a worldwide hard drive shortage.

4/9/12 Gil's LotD: Android

http://www.asymco.com/2012/04/02/android-economics/ Google makes more from iPhone services than they do from Android phones.

3/7/12 Gil's LotD: SNES Coprocessors

http://byuu.org/articles/emulation/snes-coprocessors All of the coprocessors released with SNES games have been reverse engineered.

10/20/11 Gil's LotD: Programmable Christmas lights

http://www.deepdarc.com/2010/11/27/hacking-christmas-lights/ This guy reverse engineered these Christmas lights and published a guide on programming them. They're kinda expensive but otherwise a really nifty Christmas decoration.

8/6/11 Gil's LotD: Miniature hardware

http://rossum.posterous.com/a-little-atari-810-disk-drive It's not just a tiny flash drive, the creator made a tiny PCB and case to make this work.

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7/31/11 Gil's LotD: Apple II

http://home.comcast.net/~mjmahon/AppleCrateII.html Someone's wired a bunch of Apple IIs together to get them to work together in parallel.

5/30/11 Gil's LotD: 6502

http://www.visual6502.org/JSSim/index.html This is a 6502 CPU simulated at the transistor level in your browser!

7/26/10 Gil's LotD

http://www.precision-gps.org/ Open source software that uses multiple GPS receivers to find the distances between them.

7/19/10 Gil's LotD: Keyboard cleaning

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=11029793&sc=emaf A reporter tries to confirm the urban legend that cleaning keyboards in a dishwasher is safe. It works for his dishwasher but he shares warnings from manufacturers.

7/18/10 Gil's LotD

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kickstart70/sets/72157600262869570/ Really cool pictures of a keyboard partially melted in a fire.

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