Saturn's rings are looking clearer than ever (and other stuff you missed)
Did you survive the end of the world? Apparently we all did, so it's time to see what happened in meantime in the world of GeekTech. Here are some cool things you might have missed while you were worried about the end of the world and all.
If you read TechHive, you probably know about the Raspberry Pi, andwe'rehuge fans here on GeekTech. The $35 computer has made its way into anything from clocks and robots to radios and even rocket launchers, and the latest creation is the Pi-to-Go, a handheld gaming console you can make for just under $400. The creator of this awesomeness, Nathan Morgan, 3D-printed a custom case for the console, and included a model B Raspberry Pi, a 640 by 480 LCD, and a keyboard. It also includes a 64GB SSD, a rechargable battery, and Wi-Fi support. What more can you ask for? [via Engadget]
We used to say "there's an app for that," but the new saying these days should be "you can 3D-print it." Amanda Ghassaei took this idea to heart, and posted a detailed account of her 3D-printing work in making music records, of all things. Amanda wasn't aiming for quality, but simply trying to turn digital audio files into records you can actually listen to on a record player. The quality is very low—they have a 11KHz sampling rate and 5- to 6-bit audio resolution—but you can definitely recognize the tunes. And isn't that the whole point? [via Gizmodo]
Moving from 3D printing to real 3D objects, a new and stunning photo of Saturn is available on the NASA website showing the planet's best side—a backlit view. The photo was taken by the Cassini spacecraft, which was strategically placed in the planet's shadow in order to capture the planet and rings with the sun behind them. The image, which you can see in full resolution on NASA's site, is composed of 60 individual photos and includes more details than an older one taken in 2006.