Tweet What do you do if the power is out, but you need to charge your cell phone to make an emergency phone call? In this episode of DIY Hacks & How To’s, I show you how to tap the power flowing from your phone line. There is a small amount of electricity that is [...]
Archive for April, 2009
Teleprompters are one of those systems that’s seeded in old, expensive video traditions, mandating superfluous equipment to achieve something absurdly simple to do in 2009. The ProPrompter agrees with this philosophy.
Using the aluminum ProPrompter Wing, an iPhone or iPod touch can be mounted to any tripod to work alongside small to midsized camcorders for a teleprompter system that’s readable from 15 feet away. The $99 (introductory price) system is coupled a free software available in the App Store.
Of course, as the company is catering to the pro video crowd, there’s also a ProPrompter ProMag rig that features a more studio-traditional setup including an anti-reflection hood and beam splitting glass. That’ll run you $695 (introductory). Well, not you. I mean somebody with too much money to spend on gimmicky teleprompter equipment. [gizmag]
You enter a starting address, a driving radius, and select from Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Yard Sale Treasure Map then queries Craiglist for your area, and returns a route that will take you to all the yard sales it finds. You can click on the markers for each sale to see additional information about the sale and delete them if you’re not interested. You can also add in sales that you find from other sources, like your local paper, by either putting the address in the left sidebar or double clicking on the map to place a new marker. This surprisingly elegant hack is free to use.