5 posts tagged with gadgets by mecran01.
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A good glue can stave of entropy and fill you with a warm glow.

I want to take Casio watches (or the equivalent) and/or old cell phones and glue stuff to them--beads, bits of circuit board, Lego minifig heads, etc. What would be the best glue for this purpose? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Aug 10, 2010 - 6 answers

Gadget cage match

PSP or Ipod? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Aug 13, 2005 - 44 answers

guitar effects question

I really like the sound of the intro guitar on Modest Mouse's song "Worm vs. Bird." It's a sort of compressed, almost tubular sound. I am an electric guitar n00b. Is this sound somewhat replicable with a simple pedal purchase, or do I have to go buy some obscure vintage guitar and run it through a tube amp built by elves or something? 30 second snippet from the Amazon [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Jul 6, 2005 - 5 answers

San Francisco Akihabara?

I'm going to be in San Francisco for a conference from 3/14-->3/18, but sadly not the emerging technology conference. Anyway, I was wondering if there is anything like Japan's Akihabara--some sort of dense flea market with strange gadgets and such, that I might visit. Any sort of robot-themed "performance" involving flammable materials would be cool too, but I've heard that Survival Research Labs isn't allowed to play in the city any longer. In short, what would be some cool geeky/techy things to do while there that might not be available elsewhere and won't land me in jail? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Mar 10, 2005 - 9 answers

USB/mp3 voice recorders?


There seems to be a rash of "usb/mp3 voice recorder" flash thingies out there right now, like this. Many of them appear to be the same unit or same chipset, rebranded. Is there a good site that reviews stuff like this--generic gadgets available only online? And more specifically, how do I find the best one of these that will mount without drivers on my Ibook? I'd like to get something cheap to take voice notes in the car and be able to listen to mp3s.

I've been googling but not many reviews have come in. Many thanks.
posted by mecran01 on Aug 3, 2004 - 7 answers

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