Sunday, April 18, 2010

XBOX 360 JTAG hacked!

I decided to bring back to life my original XBOX 360 which had the dreaded RROD.  I used the Reflow with variable Heatgun and griddle method.  All has been good so far.  I’m keeping it relatively cool.

Anyway, since it was an older XBOX360 that had an exploitable dashboard.. I decided to JTAG it.  Jtagging your XBOX360 allows you run any unsigned code, like homebrew.  This includes running games from an external HDD, emulation (SNES, Genesis, MAME), XBMC (hopefully soon!), and custom dashboards.

After jtagging, I knew I would have to keep it cool so it doesn’t RROD again.  Here are the mods I choose to do:

1. 12V fan mod (stock fans run at full power, 12V)

2.  Two intake fans on top of case.  Cool air in, hot air out the back.

3.  Fan shroud.

4.  Back metal/plastic grating removed

5. DVD drive removed.

Here’s a few pictures of the final product:

P4187002  Outer shell

P4187008  Intake fans

P4186987  Metal/plastic grating removed

P4186993 Insides…

  P4186998 Jtag wires and fan shroud.

P4186994 Added Molex plug for additional fans (soldered to underside)

P4187019 Nice temperatures… hopefully RRODs are the thing of the past.

Please comment or hit me up with any questions…

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Funky Favorites

Growing up, my brothers and I had two novelty records that we basically wore out. The first one was called "Funny Bone Favorites". Check it out here. Thirty-some years later, we tried to remember what the other record was called. After sharing some memory fragments: "girl in bikini", "brown cover", "beep beep song".... I finally found it online.

I still remember being a 4 yr old listening to "Beep Beep (The Little Nash Rambler)". When the song started, I would begin slowly walking in circle in the living room. Then as the song's tempo increased so did my speed. At song's end (120mph), I would collapse giggling in a dizzy haze on the floor.

What the hell was wrong with me?!?

Track Listing

01 - Bobby 'Boris' Pickett - Monster Mash
02 - The Playmates - Beep Beep (The Little Nash Rambler)
03 - Lee Dorcey - Ya Ya
04 - The Royal Guardsmen - Snoopy vs The Red Baron
05 - 1910 Fruitgum Company - Simon Says
06 - The Detergents - Leader Of The Laundromat
07 - Brian Hyland - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini
08 - The Coasters - Charlie Brown
09 - Chuck Berry - My Ding-A-Ling
10 - Allan Sherman - Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh (A Letter From Camp)
11 - Larry Groce - Junkfood Junkie
12 - Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs - Li'l Red Riding Hood
13 - Sheb Wooley - The Purple People Eater
14 - Little Anthony and The Imperials - Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko Bop
15 - Ohio Express - Yummy, Yummy, Yummy
16 - Tom Glazer And The Do-Re-Mi Childrens Chorus - On Top Of Spaghetti
17 - The Cadillacs - Speedo
18 - Jim Stafford - Spiders And Snakes

Click the link below to download--
--> Funky Favorites <--

(This download includes the novelty albums: Fun Rock, Funky Favorites, Funny Bone Favorites, Funny Bone Favorites Vol II, and Goofy Gold. These compilations were not created by me.)