Saturday, June 22, 2013

Raspberry Pi Internet LED Control

Recently I obtained a Raspberry Pi. This exciting development board offers many features that quickly made it the center of a large community of makers. It runs embedded Linux and can be used for a wide variety of projects. To me, the most exciting feature is the web connectivity of the Pi. The built-in Ethernet port allows for projects that are controlled or control the internet. I decided to make a webserver running from the Pi to control a LED.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Hacking Audio Out Into a PS3

With my found and fixed PS3 still lacking a working disc drive, it wasn't getting much use. However, a few weeks ago DUST 514 was released, a free-to-play game that requires no disc drive! DUST also has keyboard and mouse support, which I use. Sitting in front of the TV with a keyboard and mouse is not the best ergonomic experience though. 

I connected my PS3 to my PC monitor through an HDMI to DVI cable, but there was no audio. The PS3 has analog audio out, but I lacked the cable. This seemed like something I could solve, so I opened up the PS3 once again. 

Analog connector on the PS3