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Old hard drive platters make wonderfully good drinks coasters - they look dead smart and expensive and you've stopped people reading your old data into the bargain.

Have you taped all your remotes together, peep-show-style? Have you wired your doorbell to the toilet? What enterprising DIY have you done with technology?

Extra points for using sellotape rather than solder.

(, Thu 20 Aug 2009, 12:30)
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I have oft wanted to set something like this up but I haven't been able to put it into practice yet - we could do with barcode scanners for food items as my fiance is totally blind and I'm not far off. A barcode scanner, a database, and some screen reader friendly software to administer it and we'd be well away. Kudos to you for actually making this stuff work ! Teh boy got skillz !
(, Thu 20 Aug 2009, 17:58, 1 reply)
wouldn't be that difficult to set up.

I tell you what, you get hold of a barcode scanner (preferably the older PS2 ones - about 20 quid on ebay) and an old PC (with a soundcard and speakers so it can read back to you what has just been scanned - if you can get hold of a touchscreen so much the better), and I'll write the software for you.
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