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DIY inexpensive Solar powered iPhone Charger

apple_phone_hacks_iphone_tammy_picture-small Posted by Tech Writer on Feb 28, 2012 in DIY iPhone Gadgets, DIY iPhone Hack, iPhone Hack

There is no doubt that every Smartphone user wants that their Smartphone should never run out of power and they continue using it for tweeting, facebooking, and foursquare-ing.

Jerry James Stone, a dsc.discovery member shared a tutorial on building a cheap and simple solar iPhone charger.  You’ll require the following materials in this build:

Charging Circuit, 2x AA Battery Holder, 2x Rechargeable Batteries, 1N914 Blocking Diode,
Solar Cell (> 4V), Stranded Wire, Tape and Altoids Tin

Alternatively, you can directly order a kit from Brown Dog Gadgets. You can get the full set of instructions here and many other solar projects over at Brown Dog Gadgets.


 
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iPhone Remote Automotive Ignition Hack

apple_phone_hacks_iphone_tammy_picture-small Posted by Tammy on Feb 9, 2012 in Interface Hack, iPhone Hack, Jailbreak, Remote Control

 

Check out this iPhone Remote Automotive Ignition Hack which is sure to make your day a bit easier. The phone needs to be jailbroken, but that is no big deal. 🙂

Via: Electronics Lab

“I used an older Arduino simply because I wanted a quick and dirty 3.3v source for the iphone to arduino serial interface. The perfboard has a tip120 to drive the remote start, all the interface wiring for the car, power supply and the iphone interface.”

 
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DIY Cheerful, inexpensive and robust iPhone tripod mount

apple_phone_hacks_iphone_tammy_picture-small Posted by Tech Writer on Feb 8, 2012 in DIY iPhone Gadgets, DIY iPhone Hack, iPhone Hack

Instructables member JetricaKerempuh has posted a step by step approach to build a cool tripod for your iPhone. He feels that without Tripod it’s pretty hard (and frustrating) to take any full figure shots.

For this project, you’ll need just few tools and those are —  small screwdriver, measuring tape, pliers, sharp knife, superglue, small awl and iPhone tray.

Materials required are — a hard insulated wire, wine cork,  2 way double light switch,  3 wire rope clips.

JetricaKerempuh has just spend $3.5 to complete this entire project. Got surprised!! Check out here the complete tutorial to build your own Tripod.

Watch this short clip captured with StopMotion Recorder app with this tripod :

 

 

 
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iPhone 4S Unlock Progress: Baseband bootrom dumped by Musclenerd

apple_phone_hacks_iphone_tammy_picture-small Posted by Tech Writer on Jan 23, 2012 in iPhone Hack

iPhoneHacks reported that MuscleNerd of iPhone Dev team has posted an update on the unlocking solution for iPhone 4S.
 He twitted: “iPhone4S baseband bootrom now dumped “  
and also said: “Here’s a tiny snippet: htttp://twitpic.com/7mg5hp …but we’ll be digging into the rest of it too!”

According to the updates on Twitter , MuscleNerd and the Dev-Team has managed to dump iPhone 4S’ baseband bootrom and they’ve got a screenshot to prove it.

Checkout for more at iphonehacks.


 
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Apple iPhone 4S teardown revealed

apple_phone_hacks_iphone_tammy_picture-small Posted by Tech Writer on Jan 13, 2012 in iPhone Hack, Siri

Siri allowed iFixIt to undress her like that on the eve of the iPhone 4S launch. iFixIt have let all of the magic smoke out of the latest iPhone. The following are some of the major highlights:

  • As noted by AnandTech, the part number found on the A5 chip in iFixit’s teardown confirms earlier claims that the iPhone 4S carries 512 MB of RAM.
  • iFixit confirms that the iPhone 4S uses the linear oscillating vibrator motor as found in the CDMA iPhone 4 rather than the rotational motor found in the GSM iPhone 4
  • On the outside it looks and feels like an iPhone 4. On the inside they were confronted with a different phone altogether.

There are many more findings that can be seen here at ifixIt page. You can also check out MJ’s video review of the new iPhone 4S here:

 

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