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Wooden Wave Cabinet Makes Waves

Check out the Wave Cabinet designed and built by Sebastian Errazuriz Studio. It is making waves all over the place. Wavy wooden waves. It is one of the coolest cabinets I’ve ever seen. It’s made up…

These Cancer Cells Are Being Levitated Using Magnets

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Magnetic levitation isn’t anything new: you’ve probably seen frogs made to float and maybe even trains hovering above their rails. But now scientists have gained enough subtle control over such forces that they can be used to levitate single cells, too. Read more...

Semi-Automatic Bed Leveling Your 3D Printer

Two of the most important prerequisites for successful 3D printing is making sure the bed is level and correctly setting the Z=0 height. Getting both of these right almost guarantees great adhesion since the first print layer is notShow More Summary

THP Community Voting: Results & A New Round

Last Friday we wrapped up a round of community voting for The Hackaday Prize. The theme? Most Likely To Save The Planet. Now it’s time for some results: The projects voted Most Likely To Save The Planet by the Hackaday.io community are,...Show More Summary

Here's Everything Important That Has Happened In The Terminator Movies

The Terminator movies are always fun to watch because they involve time travel and badass science fiction action scenes while juggling multiple timelines and always bringing back the memory of T2. But it’s confusing to know what has happened when! IGN clears up some of the confusion in this nice summary of the Terminator movies. More »      

Etching PCBs With A 3D Printer

There are dozens of circuit board printers out there that lay down traces of conductive ink and ask you to glue down components to a fragile circuit board. This is a far cry from the old way of making PCBs, but these printers are going...Show More Summary

LEGO Indominus Rex Concept Wants to Escape from LEGO Ideas

LEGO already has an official – albeit virtual – take on Jurassic World‘s Indominus Rex, but this concept by LEGO Ideas member senteosan is a better representation of the the spiky and bony hybrid dinosaur. Senteosan’s…

Hackaday Links: June 28, 2015

The iBookGuy is using CPU heatsinks to cool microwave dinners. It’s an old Pentium II heatsink and a modern fan, cobbled together into a device that can quickly and effectively cool down a microwave dinner. I have several heatsinks from some old Xeon servers in my kitchen, but I don’t use them to cool food; I use them to defrost food. Show More Summary

What You See Is What You (Laser) Cut

WYSIWYG editors revolutionized content management systems, will WYSIWYC interfaces do the same for laser cutters? Unlikely, but we still appreciate the concepts shown here. Chalkaat uses computer vision to trace lines drawn in ink with...Show More Summary

The Reason SpaceX Keeps Trying to Land Its Rockets

Elon Musk is a seriously cool dude. Not only does he lead Tesla in making some of the coolest EVs on the market, he is also at the helm of SpaceX, and has lots of success…

How the confederate flag wasn't really the national confederate flag

The confederate flag is a symbol of hatred and it’s nice that it’s going away. But CGP Grey examines in this video explainer how the confederate flag we know and hate wasn’t actually the national flag of the Confederate States of America. They had many national flags but the flag we’re banning was never it. Read more...

How good salt is made the old and simple way

I’m really enjoying Zagat’s short doc series that focuses its camera on something and examines in detail how it is made. This time they take a look at salt to find out where good salt comes from. They visited J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works in West Virginia and Jacobsen Salt in Oregon to see how two small salt shops make their salt. Read more...

Hacklet 53 – Quick Tool Hacks

They say necessity is the mother of invention. Have you ever been right in the middle of a project, when you realize that you could hack up a simple tool which would make your current task easier? Maybe it’s a coil winder, or a device to hold.100 headers straight in their holes. Show More Summary

Video: An interesting look at a lumber shop

Vancouver Urban Timberworks works with lumber and makes furniture. That is, they take trees that were cut down or fallen in urban areas and turn them into one of a kind, usable pieces of art that will last lifetimes. Hypebeast took a closer look at the process of what they do and it’s pretty fascinating, even if just to see wood getting chopped to bits. Read more...

Brass Clock Face Etched With PCB Techniques

Over the last few months, [Chris] has been machining a timepiece out of brass and documenting the entire process on his YouTube channel. This week, he completed the clock face. The clock he’s replicating comes from a time before CNC,...Show More Summary

Machine Metal With Electricity: An EDM Attachment For 3D Printers

[SuperUnknown] has revealed a secret project he’s been working on. He’s cooked up an EDM attachment for 3D printers, or any CNC machine for that matter. Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) is a method of using sparks to machine metal. Show More Summary

Samsung hopes to improve road safety with ‘transparent’ truck

We saw how Samsung unveiled their very first Mirror and Transparent OLED dislpay panels not too long ago, which were certainly technological marvels in their very own right. Well, it looks like the folks over at Samsung are pretty serious...Show More Summary

Retrotechtacular: Don’t Balk at Pitch-Up in the McDonnell F-101 Voodoo

The McDonnell aircraft corporation’s F-101 Voodoo was a lean, mean, supersonic machine capable of going from tarmac to 40,000 feet in about two minutes. But for all its innovation and engineering, the Voodoo had a common problem of pitch-up. Show More Summary

Sonic the Hedgehog in Real Life

Watch as an actual hedgehog navigates a “high-budget replica” of a Sonic the Hedgehog stage. He may not have the speed of the real Sonic, but he has the heart and the drive. He will eventually…

Making a stone axe without any tools is really impressive

Get a giant stick. Shape a big stone. Put the stone in the stick and you have a celt stone axe made without any tools other than what nature gave you. Watch as Primitive Technology uses rocks to sharpen rocks and then fire to burn a hole into a large stick and then put it altogether so that it’s strong enough to chop down a tree. Sticks and stones break bones. Read more...

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