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Micro Word Clock

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

A word clock – a clock that tells time with words, not dials or numbers – is one of those builds that’s on every Arduino neophyte’s ‘To Build’ list. It’s a bit more complex than blinking a LED, but an easily attainable goal that’s really...Show More Summary

The Halfbug

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

[Alex] posted up build details of his robot, Halfbot, on Tinkerlog. We’ve been big fans of his work ever since his Synchronizing Fireflies Instructable way back in the day. [Alex’s] work usually combines an unconventional idea with minimalistic...Show More Summary

[Fran]’s New Project: The DSKY

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

[Fran] has already made a name for herself in some retro cool historical aviation and computer circles by tearing down a flight-ready spare of a Saturn V launch vehicle digital computer, the computer that was responsible for getting all flights to the moon into low earth orbit. Show More Summary

Watch this haunting drone footage of Chernobyl ruins

Just when we thought drone videos were getting a bit dull, along comes this haunting compilation of footage taken during a flyover of Pripyat, Chernobyl, which proves that the best way to get a true feel of such a remote location is always by drone. Show More Summary

Psych yourself up with our Black Friday playlist

So, it’s Black Friday: that horrifying post-Thanksgiving day of hysteria and mad scrambling for the sales which has somehow osmosed into British society from America. The term ‘Black Friday’ originates from the city of Philadelphia, where swarms of frantic pedestrians would cause massive disruptions to traffic. Show More Summary

Gorgeous iOS 9 features imagined in new concept video

Apple is not done updating iOS 8 with new features and fixes, and the company is expected to release at least a couple of major iOS 8.x updates in the near future, but some people are already thinking ahead of what the future iOS 9 operating system might have to offer. Show More Summary

Laser-Etch Your Pumpkin Pie To Create a True Thanksgiving Masterpiece

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

To guarantee a chorus of oohs and aahs when you bring your pumpkin pie to the table today, why not consider first putting it under a laser-cutter—with the intensity dialed back—to etch a beautiful design on its surface? Read more...

The Scientifically Proven Way to Break Off the Biggest Wishbone Piece

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Challenging a sibling or cousin to a wishbone breaking contest is as much a Thanksgiving tradition as stuffing, pumpkin pie, and awkward family conversations. And thanks to some important research recently conducted by scientists atShow More Summary

Darth Vader Magic 8 Ball

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Imagine that your wife likes Darth Vader and wants help making important life choices. (Who doesn’t?) [bithead942] solves both problems in one project by gutting a Lego clock and making a talking animatronic Darth Vader 8-Ball-style oracle. Show More Summary

Scope Noob: Probing Alternating Current

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

I finally did it. After years of wanting one (and pushing off projects because I didn’t have one) I finally bought an oscilloscope. Over the years I read and watched a ton of content about how to use a scope, you’d think I would know what I’m doing. Show More Summary

Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer Gets Sweded

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

Well, it had to happen sooner or later and now the trailer for Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron has been sweded. And the end result is pretty hilarious. Dumb Drum did an awesome job since…

The Millennium Falcon Rug: A Space Fleet Beneath Your Feet

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

This Millennium Falcon rug may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts. This is the ship that did the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. Now it will sit on your…

LG 34UC97 Curved LED Monitor: Australian Review

1080p is so yesterday. More and more, 1440p and higher-resolution monitors are starting to become the norm, especially at larger screen sizes. There’s no doubt that 4K is the future, but it requires a fair bit of graphical power for smooth frame rates. At the moment, somewhere in between 4K and 1440p seems to be the sweet spot. Show More Summary

Samsung thinks you need a house full of Galaxy gadgets to brighten your Christmas

Samsung on Tuesday released a new promo video to kick off the holiday season, highlighting several Galaxy-branded devices and other Samsung products, with the help of famed Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, the celebrity couple the company already used in a different ad in mid-September. Show More Summary

Retrotechtacular: The Construction of Wooden Propellers

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

During World War I, the United States felt they were lagging behind Europe in terms of airplane technology. Not to be outdone, Congress created the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics [NACA]. They needed to have some very large propellers built for wind tunnel testing. Show More Summary

Google's Android Billboard in Times Square Is Freaking Gigantic

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It was weird night in Times Square last night. I had just spilled out of a music show trying to catch any semi-convenient subway train back to Brooklyn. Hours earlier, a grand jury had failed to indict Darren Wilson on murder charges against Michael Brown and crowds gathered in protest, all bathed in the white light of this massive fucking Google screen. Read more...

Enhanced Coffee Brewer Knows How Much of a Caffeine Addict You Are

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Who should chip in the most to restock the community coffee supply at work is a common point of contention at some offices. This RFID infused coffee brewer called Juraduino by [Oliver Krohn] solves the issue at his workplace once and...Show More Summary

TGI Fridays Deploying Mistletoe-Equipped Drones in Search of PDA

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

TGI Friday’s, which is a name that I hate writing, on account of the fact that the phrase “Thank God It’s Friday” is somehow in possession of something, it’s going to be strapping mistletoe on to…

The Netherlands' Tallest Church Looks Even More Amazing From a Drone

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Aerial drone videos, for better or worse, are here to stay, but it's difficult to be too upset about this filming technique's unchecked adoption when it captures video like this. Dutch filmmakers Jelte Keur and Reinout van Schie filmed the tallest church in the Netherlands, and the results are breathtaking. Read more...

Doing Unsafe Things With A Laser Watch

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

[Pierce Brosnan]-era James Bond had a beautiful Omega wristwatch. Of course as with any Bond gadget, it couldn’t just tell time; it needed to do something else. This watch had a laser, and [Patrick] figured he could replicate this build. This is apretty normal 1.5W laser diode build, stuffed into a wrist-mountable device that will kill balloons. Show More Summary

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