Pirates leave the bay, head to Berlin (and other stuff you missed)
Ermahgerd earnings calls! Escape the endless numbers and analysts with your mid-week GeekBytes roundup. Today’s catch-up features pirates (no,not those pirates...or those ones, either), motherboard art, and a lumberjack robot—sans the plaid shirt and suspenders.
The story behind one of the Web's most controversial sites is set to debut at an upcoming film festival. The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard documents the history of the tempestuous file-sharing service, with a focus on the multi-million dollar trial its founders faced. The Creative Commons-licensed film is set to premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 8th, but you'll be able to download the flick—for free, no less—that same day.
All those old PCs you have lying around don't have to go to waste. Instead, take a little inspiration from Instructables user Jared Rooker, who turned a load of old motherboards into a functioning piece of art. His unique ‘mobo’ wall art is made up of several disused printed circuit boards, and aside from looking pretty, it also acts as an LED marquee, thanks to the built-in NerdKits array. [via Hack-A-Day]
Putting a robot in control of a chainsaw may not sound like the most sane idea on paper, but that’s exactly what two students did. Thankfully this chainsaw-wielding robot has been programmed to carve wood, and wood only. [via The Verge]