I hack quite a bit of code, both for fun and funding, but this weekend I hacked up a zero-budget video
demonstrating the use of orthogonal fisheye transformation
as a surrogate for a big screen on handhelds. Fortunately there was some programming involved, but mostly my time went to battling against the heat strokes of my computer and ADSL modem, a malicious sound card, various video formats, and the lack of satisfactory FOSS video editing software. Oh, and since didn't have a microphone I had to use my digital camera's dictaphone feature. But that caused a lot noise and clicks I have to edit out some day.
In away all this was fun, and should I have a lot of extra time it would be fun to really delve into this subject, study video formats, more than basic computer graphics, solid modelling, blender
, and make these tools as easily approachable to layman as a pen for writing.