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Pimp My Garbage

James Larsson

Date: Friday, July 27
Time: 9:45am - 10:00am
Location: Portland Ballroom

James Larsson, (notorious for stupid, dangerous and immoral hardware hacks) shows how mundane or discarded machinery can be "improved" using high voltages, low technology and a dollop of humour. With a particular emphasis on old toys and games, James describes how the addition of simple electronics can add a lot of value whilst being inherently open source. Examples include an electrical version of Buckaroo (Buck-ampere-oo) game using old PC components, a steady-hand game run at 30,000 Volts and a very naughty makeover for pong.