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a challenge that involves direct interaction(s) with the hardware of the computer system

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X marks the spot – a print job

Given two numbers, print a page with an "X" in the specified location (±10%). The numbers must be either percentages or fractions of the page's print area dimensions, e.g. ...
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Blink the webcam light!

This challenge is inspired by Blink the CAPS LOCK by zeppelin. Most webcams feature a small integrated LED light, indicating if the webcam is in use, as controlled by a hardware mechanism to prevent ...
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Fix my Fat Fingers

Code Golf Challenge I have an isdue, my fingrrs are fat and I freqintly jave an isdue of ty[ing one keystrpke to the right on my kryboard. I'm afraid the isdue is getyng worse anf worsr as time ...
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Blink the CAPS LOCK

Most computer keyboards feature a small integrated LED light, indicating the current input mode, as controlled with the CAPS LOCK button. Your task is to blink it: Turn it on; Wait for 0.5 (+/-0.1) ...
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print “Hello, World!”

Yes, really. Print it with a hardware printer 🖨 to create a hard copy. Send the necessary commands/data to your printer such that the following text is printed on a piece of paper: Hello, World! ...
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Do you need a cup holder?

You're going to replicate the 90's cup holder joke software. Here's what's it did, and you have to do: Display the message Do you need a cup holder? If the user ...
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Improvise a Hardware Random-Number Generator

Your task is to improvise a hardware random-number generator with whatever hardware you have lieing around. Challenge Write a program with the following properties: It prints either ...
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Arranging pins on a microchip

Since no one has posted a "good quality question" recently, i feel it is my duty to... Task: You work at an electronics company in the design department. The designers that work with you have ...