I jumped at the opportunity to get hardware in the mail from another like-minded art hacker. In this video I’ll unbox the kit, assemble it delicately, and finally I’ll have to make some squiggles and beeps with it.
Link to Saar’s Boldport Club: http://www.boldport.com/club
You can also hear more from Saar himself in this episode of The Amp Hour: http://www.theamphour.com/286-an-interview-with-saar-drimer/
Continuing the adventures from Part 1, this video wanders along several tangential paths, trying to get some data out of this device worthy of reversing. This time we spend a bit more time in IDA looking for Z80 code, tinker with SCSI trying to break things, and we even do some necromancy in trying to get grumpydisk working.
If you missed Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tQ-I_qFE0c
If you want to hack along, check out the contents of inquiry.bin from this episode: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y47v77f6mkmym32/atj331-inquiry.bin?dl=0
Some of this work has been in Blender or Maya, and he’s been working on plugins for those 3D modeling packages to generate scene and animation files for HQZ. These scripts are now available in the HQZ Github.