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PS3 goes to the races

Written by Dave Horvath @ 03 Aug 2007 10:47 User comments (14)

PS3 goes to the races A good deal of time has passed since people first put a version of Linux on their Sony PS3's and many uses have been found for the revised operating system. I'm not sure if any other reasons have been further away from using the PS3 for its intended purpose than what Axion Racing has begun doing with one.
No, they haven't installed small LCD panels into their race cars so the driver can practice drifts with the relative safety of the SIXAXIS controller. They've managed to get the PS3 to manage one of seven autonomous vehicle cameras to record and broadcast footage for eager onlookers who fancy the racing sport. The San Diego based company was very eager to show off that they were able to use the PS3 console for purposes other than Blu-ray playback and video games. They also expect integration with the latest video technology such as SICK laser finding devices, Bumblebee studio cameras and FLIR infrared cameras. They also claim that they would be able to integrate it rather easily with an array of Dell machines.

This certainly opens the door for creativity for moving past what the PS3 was intended to do on a grand scale, but I'm still waiting for the modification that opens the lid and cooks me breakfast when I wake up in the morning. More on that as it comes.

Source:
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14 user comments

13.8.2007 13:13

thats..um...nice....
a laptop would probably be more versatile....

23.8.2007 14:57
vinny13
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That's sick lol

The new PS3 Home Security Package! Comes with 4 cameras, a remote, a controller, and Motorstorm!

33.8.2007 15:08
SamNz
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Originally posted by vinny13:
That's sick lol

The new PS3 Home Security Package! Comes with 4 cameras, a remote, a controller, and Motorstorm!
usualy i would laugh at that but it could really happen lol

43.8.2007 15:53
WierdName
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Originally posted by ZIppyDSM:
thats..um...nice....
a laptop would probably be more versatile....
But it won't attract as much publicity...

53.8.2007 15:58

Quote:
Originally posted by ZIppyDSM:
thats..um...nice....
a laptop would probably be more versatile....
But it won't attract as much publicity...
stick a LCD montior on it and a mini keyboard and a battery, sale it for 2 and a half grand call it the PS3 moblie :P

63.8.2007 16:19
WierdName
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Originally posted by ZIppyDSM:
stick a LCD montior on it and a mini keyboard and a battery, sale it for 2 and a half grand call it the PS3 moblie :P
Don't forget the portable generator-on-a-trailer.

73.8.2007 16:23

Quote:
Originally posted by ZIppyDSM:
stick a LCD montior on it and a mini keyboard and a battery, sale it for 2 and a half grand call it the PS3 moblie :P
Don't forget the portable generator-on-a-trailer.
:X

hell put in a suit case with 2 batteries :P

Speaking of power how long would a normal 12 volt car battery last running it? 30min? 2 hours?

83.8.2007 16:27
WierdName
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Originally posted by ZIppyDSM:
Speaking of power how long would a normal 12 volt car battery last running it? 30min? 2 hours?
I would say 5 minutes. Think about it, leaving the lights on kills it in a couple hours and lights draw very low current.

93.8.2007 16:37

Quote:
Originally posted by ZIppyDSM:
Speaking of power how long would a normal 12 volt car battery last running it? 30min? 2 hours?
I would say 5 minutes. Think about it, leaving the lights on kills it in a couple hours and lights draw very low current.
LOL I ran a TV and a PS2 off the car for 30-40 min in between running it when our power was off,even the GC with LCD lid lasted as long so maybe the PS3 could at least last a whole 10-20min :P

103.8.2007 17:34
WierdName
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Originally posted by ZIppyDSM:
LOL I ran a TV and a PS2 off the car for 30-40 min in between running it when our power was off,even the GC with LCD lid lasted as long so maybe the PS3 could at least last a whole 10-20min :P
It really depends on how much other stuff draw power when on the key is on accessory. 10-20min sounds like a reasonable guess. Theres always a way to find out though... =)

113.8.2007 22:24

People are jumping on to cell processor technology early that way when the technology advances to other uses such as a standerd home computer, automobile & navigationnal devices used in air planes and traffic controllers. anywhoo this means linux remains one step ahead of microsoft when it does hit the masses. the curve in programming for cell processors is insane

123.8.2007 22:31

Originally posted by DXR88:
People are jumping on to cell processor technology early that way when the technology advances to other uses such as a standerd home computer, automobile & navigationnal devices used in air planes and traffic controllers. anywhoo this means linux remains one step ahead of microsoft when it does hit the masses. the curve in programming for cell processors is insane
ya but the cure in creating CPUs is as insane by the time they get software optimized to use the CELL, Intel and ADM will have CPUs out that are as fast or faster.

Altho it would be nice for lunix to out grow MS for once.

133.8.2007 22:40
WierdName
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Originally posted by ZIppyDSM:
Altho it would be nice for lunix to out grow MS for once.
Linux, linux, linux... Anyone else gonna chant or just me?

146.8.2007 3:31

I find this too be old news. I remember seeing something on TV about this last year or earlier this year.

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