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Printed Circuit Board Photo Collage Screensaver for OS X

OS X Flickr PCB Pool Screensaver
PCB Photo Pool Screensaver

One of my favorite ways to keep tabs on the Printed Circuit Boards Group on Flickr is with OS X’s built-in ability to turn an RSS feed into a screen saver, as shown above.

To create this cool and constantly changing screen saver, open the “Desktop & Screen Saver” pane of the OS X System Preferences, as shown below.

Desktop & Screen Saver Preferences

Click the + button and select “Add RSS Feed…”  OS X will prompt you for an RSS feed URL to use for the screen saver.  Enter

http://api.flickr.com/services/feeds/groups_pool.gne?id=812901@N20&lang=en-us

and click OK.

Make sure that the Display Style is set to “Collage” mode (the center option) as shown above.  Click Test and you should see photos from the pool appear on your screen.  Now the next time your screen saver activates, you should see a collage of cool photos from the PCB photo pool.

That’s it!

PS. If anyone knows of an equivalent screen saver for Windows or Linux, please let me know in the comments.  I don’t want OS X users to have all the fun!

Building a Wifi Radio? Leave a comment here!

Did my Wifi Radio project inspire you to buy a wireless router and start hacking?  If so, I’d like to hear from you!

Leave a comment below and let me know how your project is coming along.  Even if you’re not building a Wifi Radio but used my firmware or tutorials as a starting point (a great example is the Tweet-a-Watt), I’d love to hear from you.

If you have photos of your project, you can share them with the world by adding them to the Asus Wireless Router Hacks photo pool on flickr.

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Flickr Printed Circuit Boards Photo Pool Hits 100 Members!

100 wonderful, amazing people have joined the Flickr Printed Circuit Boards Group since I launched it in July of last year!

The pool features over 400 pictures of printed circuit boards, many of them CC licensed.  There’s a little bit of everything, from homebrew board fab to PCB jewelry and even miniatature cityscapes.

If you have some cool PCB images of your own, add them to the pool!

One of my favorites: Car Park or Printed Circuit Board?

Flickr PCB Photo Pool

New Flickr Pool: Asus Wireless Router Hacks

New projects utilizing Asus wireless routers as tiny Linux computers are popping up with increasing frequency, so I started a Flickr pool for these creative individuals to post and share their cool hacks.  Have you hacked an Asus wireless router, such as the WL-520gU or the WL-500g Premium V2, into something more?  Take some pics and add them to the pool!

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Flickr: Asus Wireless Router Hacks