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So I rewired it...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DrFrylock, May 24, 2011.

  1. DrFrylock

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    Recently they totally discontinued Xbox Live service for the original Xbox. I have a 360, so I play most of the new (and old) games on that, but I have this original Xbox sitting around not doing much. The DVD drive is a little funky and it's not good at playing DVDs or certain games much anymore. It's useful for Halo deathmatch with the 360 when I have people over, but that's about it.

    So I rewired it.

    Thanks to the efforts of a bunch of juvenile delinquents the world over, I was able to hack my Xbox and put XBMC on it. Now I can stream videos from my home theater PC in the living room to the dinky TV in the bedroom. This is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg of new life that's been breathed into my poor old Xbox.

    FOCUS: When have you taken something and 'rewired it' to suit a different purpose? How did it go for you? Did you impress your friends?
     
  2. Juice

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    I once turned one of these:

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    Into one of these:

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    Nobody was that impressed, but it was still pretty sweet.
     
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    In my attempts to turn a Linksys router into a very, very small and slow FTP server, I created a $60 blue and grey paperweight.
     
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    When I was 20, I was stationed in Bahrain in the Middle East. I bought a SNES on ebay and completely forgot that the cables going into the tv were a different type than the cables coming from the SNES. So I took the cable coax coming out of the wall and stripped off the end. Then I stripped the end of the SNES cables and put on the coax end.

    I literally rewired it. Of course, this meant I couldn't watch tv in my apartment anymore, but there was working cable down in the gym of the apartment building, so I'd just go workout if I wanted to watch tv.
     
  6. Guy Fawkes

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    Over the years I've taken plenty of...

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    and rewired them to be...

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    Or was it the reverse of that?

    Anyways, my friends were impressed but sometimes the rewiring isn't permanent. Live and learn.
     
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    This one time (but it wasn't band camp), I turned this:

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    into this:

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    Lady MacGyver right here. That's for sure.
     
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    I recently bought a stereo that had an iPod dock, yet no Aux in. Thanks to a dock extender cable, a soldering iron, and a lot of time trying to understand pin-out diagrams, I can now plug anything with a 3.5mm jack into the iPod dock.