Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The Most Useless Fun Geek Thing Ever


This comes courtesy of Make, a hack zine so fun I subscribe to the paper version, the blog version, the podcast version... I live for this thing. Even if I only recently did my first ever solder (a mess, by the way).

Anyway, recent Powerbooks come with something called a Sudden Motion Sensor; if you drop your Powerbook (as I did not too long ago), it senses it and quickly locks the hard drive to avoid damage. Very cool, typically Apple.

Some mad geniuses have exploited this Sensor into a widget to turn the Powerbook into a carpenter's level! Check out the details and a video here.

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