Category Archives: Video Game Hardware Hacking

Recent PSP Hacks Summary

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Lots of new news on the latest PSP hacks! Below is a summary:

Cable allows easy hook-up of third party GPS systems

– Cool! Now you can use your PSP with GPS. From the website: “Thanks to the availability of MapThis mapping software (free) and GMDL map downloading software (free) PSP owners from most parts of the world can connect to other handheld/serial GPS for navigation through PSP.”

One Wire Pandora Battery — No Software Required

– From PSP Hacks: ““Pandoraize” your PSP Phat and/or Slim battery without any software related hacks; just take a close look at the diagrams provided by godzivan. If you have a steady hand, it only requires the soldering of one wire. Upon success, create your magic memory stick!”

– If you don’t know what the Pandora Battery is, check here.

PSP modded for internal camera, speakers

– Pretty cool mod..took lots of time..time most people don’t have! 🙂

PS3 PVR Tutorial

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So I just got a PS3 and have been looking at all the cool things you can do with it…since you can run Linux on a PS3 (Yellowdog, Gentoo, etc..). One of the things you can turn your PS3 into is a PVR and record TV shows. There is a great site that shows you how to do this here. Looks like all you need is the following:

* Gentoo Linux Install
* MythTV
* Plextor ConvertX PX-M402U – TV
* Micronas GO7007 Linux Driver

Lots of good PS3 hacks on this site as well (homebrew). MythTV is similar to Freevo in that it is an open source PVR. Very cool…I am thinking of formating the PS3 and installing Gentoo at least. I’ll provide a review if this all works out! 🙂