Ben Hamilton

Category Archives: Hardware

Olixar Universal Bike Phone Mount

I commute to work every day on my motorcycle, it’s a 52 kilometre trip each way. Wearing my headphones, Waze lets me know of any accidents or hazards ahead but because the phone is in my jacket pocket, I only hear such warnings, I don’t see them. It would be nice to see the Waze […]

Also posted in General | | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Olixar Universal Bike Phone Mount

Desktop Laser Cutter

Oh yeah!, I’d LOVE one of these babies: ..a brand new entry level desktop laser engraver and cutter designed for hobbyists. The manufacturer, Full Spectrum Laser, has designed this machine as inexpensively as possible to make laser cutting a possibility to a larger audience that can’t afford an industry standard machine… via

| Tagged , | Comments Off on Desktop Laser Cutter

The Apple Advantage

Thought provoking: ..however superior Apple’s design is, it’s their business and operations strength — the Cook side of the equation — that is furthest ahead of their competition, and the more sustainable advantage. via Daring Fireball: The New Apple Advantage.

| Tagged , | Comments Off on The Apple Advantage

Introduction to Arduino

Jody Culkin has release an Introductory guide to Arduino in cartoon form. The web site is here: Introduction to Arduino, download the PDF here: arduino-comic-latest1.pdf. Via

| Tagged | Comments Off on Introduction to Arduino

Stupid security

This sort of thing REALLY annoys me. Security through obscurity is a FEATURE of this product, the Wyse V10L thin client. To quote: And, with an unpublished API, Wyse Thin OS is one of the most secure operating systems on the market. What rot. What that means translated is “not many people know how our […]

| Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Stupid security