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Weekend Gadgetry; DIY 3G for iPhone, Makerbot Finally Built

I spent my weekend doing a lot of geeky stuff. The two high achievers were: 1) Getting my iPhone to have always-on internet despite not having a Data Plan (kinda), and 2) Getting my Makerbot working at last, and making a few test prints. Firstly, I'll reveal my ingenious hack for the iPhone. Actually, it's pretty simple, and possibly already done elsewhere. Anyway. Personal Area Network Hack If you have a mobile broadband modem for your computer, and you're using a Mac, follow these instructions and you'll have yourself a personal Wifi network for use with your smartphone, book reader or other-laptop in less than a minute, with only one free install.