The Hush-A-Phone is hardware-hacking 1950s-style; a device for “safeguarding privacy, quieting the office, and improving hearing in noisy places”. The makers of Hush-A-Phone were sued by Bell Telephone, who leased telephones to customers (Hush-A-Phone won the case, with the court saying that Bell’s argument was not “just, fair, and reasonable”).
Images via: Technovelgy and Live Auctioneers
Following an interesting comment on the NYC Resistor blog, the above is a “programmer’s switch” for a 1984 Macintosh. The plastic piece is inserted into the air vents in the side of the computer to make hitting the interrupt and reset switches easier, both used for debugging code.
A different style from the usual here: this “hacked PS3 controller” seems somehow perfect after having just watched Prometheus.
Via: Flickr user Brigade Neurale
A sort of “hello world”, using Morse code via blinking while lucid dreaming – details and other interesting projects at the LSDBase.