Archive for date: July 21, 2004


July 21, 2004 | Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

Some clever lads at Cornell University have adapted a classic Etch-a-Sketch so you can draw with a serial mouse. Like many projects I link to, it’s not that it’s difficult, it is just interesting that someone actually did it. It also uses Atmel microcontrollers, which I prefer over the more widely used PIC chips or […]


July 21, 2004 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Just click here for one of the cleverest uses of animated gifs I’ve seen in a while.

Bottle Cap Tripod

July 21, 2004 | Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

Slashdot ran a story about a gadget to turn your water bottle into a tripod that can be found in Japan. Adam at has his own Bottle Cap Tripod which can be made for $1.50, thereby singly matching the innovation (or lunacy) of Japanese manufacturers. Obligatory useful hint: Camera tripods are threaded for ordinary […]

Happy Birthday!

July 21, 2004 | News | By: Mark VandeWettering

Today is brainwagon’s 2nd anniversary. Over the last two years I’ve made 403 posts, which I hope that some people have found entertaining. Wherever you are, have a slice of cake, or if you are trying to lose weight like me, perhaps some extra carrot sticks. I am actually looking to boost my readership, so […]