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Hack This Sign On a Remote Wood Floor #

by why in inspect

Hey, whoa, Aaron Patterson’s got a great hack! Check this out: he just put out a library called BetaBrite, for programming LED signs. Well, the kids on Ruby-Talk were like, “Except, we don’t have those signs.” So enterprising Aaron set up a webcam hooked to DRb and… seriously… you guessed it!

 require 'drb'

 obj = DRbObject.new_with_uri("druby://eviladmins.org:9000")

 File.open("out.jpg", 'wb') { |a|
   a << obj.write_simple(";D thx aaron!")

That’s can-do spirit, gents. My favorite angle on this: Aaron gets to sit there and watch everybody use his lib in realtime all day. Now I want a marquee for svn checkins.

said on 30 Sep 2006 at 02:58

Too cool. http://pastie.caboo.se/15567

said on 30 Sep 2006 at 05:55

I posted about this too! A coincidence? http://www.eachmapinject.com/2006/9/29/betabrite

said on 30 Sep 2006 at 14:03

Awesome, why!

said on 30 Sep 2006 at 21:44

Make animated signs! Code here.

said on 01 Oct 2006 at 08:25

said on 02 Oct 2006 at 14:02

said on 02 Oct 2006 at 20:32

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said on 03 Oct 2006 at 04:48

That’s can-do spirit, gents

Any ladies around? ;-) Gee..Is the community a male bastion?

said on 03 Oct 2006 at 11:38

male? no.
Chunky Bacon? Yes!

said on 03 Oct 2006 at 17:39

How much do these nifty widgets cost?

said on 05 Oct 2006 at 04:10
11 Jul 2010 at 21:15

* do fancy stuff in your comment.