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Friday Hack Chat: Making in Shenzhen

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

China is an amazing land of opportunity, and if you want to build anything, you can build it in Shenzhen. This city that was just a small fishing village a few decades ago has grown into a cyberpunk metropolis of eleven million and has become the manufacturing capital of the world. Show More Summary

Portable SNES Chiptune Player

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Chiptunes are the fantastic, bleeping musical renditions of the soundchips of retro consoles past. Performers of the art overwhelmingly favour the various flavours of Game Boy, though there are those who work with such varied machines as the Commodore 64, Sega Genesis, and the Nintendo Entertainment System. Show More Summary

How To Do PCB Art In Eagle

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Last month I had the pleasure of creating a new piece of hardware for Tindie. [Jasmine], the queen bee of Tindie, and I designed, developed, and kitted three hundred Tindie badges in ten days leading up to DEF CON. The badges were aShow More Summary

Living In A Storage Locker Undetected For 2 Months

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

A Vancouver man [007craft], also known as [Michael], posted a video on YouTube about his living in a storage locker to save money for an apartment. The small space meant he had to incorporate quite a few little hacks to make living there...Show More Summary

Mouse Mis-Clicking? We Got You.

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

A mouse with malfunctioning buttons can be a frustrating to deal with — and usually a short leap to percussive maintenance. Standard fixes may not always last due to inferior build quality of the components, or when the microswitch won’t close at all. Show More Summary

ESP8266 Adds Slick Touchscreen Controls to a Stretch Limo

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

The popularity of the ESP8266 WiFi module has a lot to do with its ability to inexpensively connect to the Internet. However, [hwhardsoft]’s stretch limousine environmental control system explores another use for these modules: a simple...Show More Summary

AI Watches You Sleep; Knows When You Dream

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

If you’ve never been a patient at a sleep laboratory, monitoring a person as they sleep is an involved process of wires, sensors, and discomfort. Seeking a better method, MIT researchers — led by [Dina Katabi] and in collaboration with...Show More Summary

Spell Out the Time with Frickin’ Laser Beams

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Clocks are a never-ending source of fascination to hackers. We get all kinds around here, from Steampunk Nixie clocks to retro cool flip clocks to clocks that don’t even look like clocks. But this is something new — a glow-in-the-dark laser tracing clock. What [tuckershannon]’s clock lacks in practicality it makes up for in the gee-whiz department. Show More Summary

Save Your Thumbs with This Netflix Password Sender

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Chances are anyone who has an entry-level to mid-range smart TV knows that setting them up with your streaming account credentials is a royal pain. Akin to the days of texting on a flip phone, using the number pad or arrow keys to compose your user name and password seems to take forever. Show More Summary

Hackaday Prize Entry: A Manual, CNC Pick And Place Machine

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Everyone who wants a 3D printer probably already has one, and even laser cutters and CNC machines are making their way into garages and basements ’round the world. Pick and place machines are the next great frontier of personal manufacturing,...Show More Summary

Ourselves As Others See Us Through The Lens Of Traditional Media

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

When I presented myself at the SHACamp 2017 info desk bright and early on the first full day of the camp, I was surprised to find that I was to be assigned a volunteer along with my press badge. Because of the way our community is sometimes...Show More Summary

A Diode by Any Other Name

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

As active devices go, it doesn’t get much simpler than a diode. Two terminals. Current flows in one direction and not in the other. Simple, right? Well, then there are examples with useful side effects like light emitting diodes. [GreatScott]...Show More Summary

Control Thy LED

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

In a previous article, I discussed LEDs in general and their properties. In this write-up, I want to give some examples of driving LEDs and comparing a few of the most commonly used methods. There is no “one size fits all” but I will try and generalize as much as possible. Show More Summary

Color Sensor from an RGB LED and a Photocell

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

When you need to quantify the color of an object, you’ve got quite a few options. You can throw a Raspberry Pi camera and OpenCV at the problem and approach it through software, or you can buy an off-the-shelf RGB sensor and wire it up to an Arduino. Show More Summary

Boredom + Lasers = Projector!

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

[Krazer], a post-doctoral researcher at MIT, loves him some lasers. When out of boredom one afternoon he hatched an idea for a laser projector, it grew until a few years later he wound up with this RGB laser for a projector — Mark IV...Show More Summary

Retrocomputing With Open Source FPGAs

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

A few years ago, we saw the reverse engineering of the Lattice iCE40 bitstream, opening the door to a completely Open Source development tool chain for FPGAs. This was an astonishing amount of work from [Clifford Wolf], [Mathias Lasser], and [Cotton Seed], but since then we haven’t seen a whole lot from Project IceStorm. Show More Summary

Custom Cut Resistor Bandoliers

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Through-hole resistors come on tape that we’re now calling bandoliers. Since [Spencer] is selling a boatload of his RC2014 backplane computer kits on Tindie, he’s been chopping up a lot of resistor bandoliers. It’s a boring and monotonous...Show More Summary

A Flame Diode Pilot Light Sensor For A Burning Man Installation

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

A naked flame is a complex soup of ionised gases, that possesses an unexpected property. As you might expect with that much ionisation there is some level of electrical conductivity, but the unusual property comes in that a flame can be made to conduct in only one direction. Show More Summary

Spoiler Alert! Repairing A Race Car Can Get Complicated, Fast.

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

[Big Fish Motorsports] has a vehicle with an adjustable rear spoiler system that broke in the lead up to a big race. The original builder had since gone AWOL so the considerable talents of [Quinn Dunki] were brought to bear in getting...Show More Summary

Hackaday Prize Entry: Sonic Glasses

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

This year, the Hackaday Prize is going to find the most innovative and interesting assistive technologies. Whether that’s refreshable Braille displays or reliable utensils for the disabled, the finalists for the Assistive Technologies...Show More Summary

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