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Tinkercad does Arduino

If you’ve done 3D printing, you’ve probably at least heard of Tinkercad. This popular CAD package runs in your browser and was rescued from oblivion by Autodesk a few years ago. [Chuck] recently did a video about a new Tinkercad feature: building and simulating virtual Arduino circuits. Show More Summary

In an alternate ‘Game of Thrones’ universe, Kit Harington was far more than just Jon Snow

It’s finally happening: Game of Thrones returns to HBO on Sunday with an exciting new season that’ll finally bring us winters, walkers, and massive battles. At least, that's what people say, as nobody was able to figure out the plotShow More Summary

Rescuing A Proprietary Battery Pack With A Cell From A Camera

If you have an older handheld battery-powered device, you may be fighting a diminishing battery capacity as its lithium-ion cells reach the end of their life. And if you are like [Fox D’Gamma], whose device is an Alinco DJ-C7 handheld transceiver, you face the complete lack of availability of replacement battery packs. Show More Summary

Hands-on video showcases all the new features and changes in iOS 11 beta 3

Right on cue, the third beta for iOS 11 arrived on Monday, giving developers and anxious early adopters with developer accounts a host of new features to discover. Unlike the final releases for iOS 10.3, these betas are absolutely packed with changes and additions, which is why it's worth seeing them action as well as reading about them. Show More Summary

The Smart Pen

“Ugh. You mean I have to press down on the pen’s button to open it? Gross.” In this day-and-age when we can swipe on our phones and do voice recognition, there seems no reason we should have to press a button. How antiquated. So [Marek Baczynski] modernized his pen for swiping and voice control. Show More Summary

Car hits electric pole, summons Zeus into our realm

How many power lines did you drive under on your way to work this morning? Well, while you were casually sipping your double-soy-mocha-no-whip-latte there was a truly devastating deity lurking in those innocent-looking black cables hanging overhead. Show More Summary

Building a Smart Airsoft Gun with Open Source Hardware

[matt8588] designed a smartgun rig for his Airsoft shotgun (YouTube, embedded below). He has a Rasperry Pi 3 mounted inside a PEQ box connected to an infrared camera with an IR tac light helping with illumination. A series of buttons control a crosshair pattern superimposed on the camera image, which is displayed on a tablet. Show More Summary

Tesla’s first Model 3 is off the production line, and there’s video to prove it

Over the weekend, Tesla proved a number of skeptics wrong when the first Model 3 rolled off the production line as initially promised. In celebration of the occasion, Elon Musk published a few photos of the world's first Model 3, a car that was actually gifted to Musk himself by a Tesla board member. Show More Summary

Lucid Motor’s all-electric supercar hits 235mph in new video

The electric car world is all abuzz with news of Tesla's first Model 3 rolling off the supply line, but rival startup Lucid Motors wants to remind you that other companies can build cool shit. To prove the point, Lucid just releasedShow More Summary

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ season 9 now has an official release date

Ever since the season 8 finale of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm aired back in 2011, fans of the Larry David driven show have been enthusiastically clamoring for more. David, though, was unsure whether or not he wanted to return to the award-winning show. Show More Summary

LG G6 mini teaser video reveals the phone will launch on July 11th

While Samsung is gearing up to launch its massive Galaxy Note 8, LG is taking a different approach. There have been rumors concerning a miniature LG G6 for several months now, but over the weekend, the smartphone maker shared a teaser video on its YouTube channel seemingly confirming a full reveal on July 11th. Show More Summary

Kickstarting maker-kits for kids based on conductive play-doh Technology Will Save Us (previously) have fully funded their Dough Universe Kickstarter, maker kits for kids that combine conductive play-doh ("electro-dough") with simple components like motors and switches with apps that make it all programmable. (more…)

Classic Video Game Themes Played Backwards

The video games of old, like Super Mario Bros. and Tetris had some of the best music ever. But would we even recognize them if the music were played backwards? Listen and find out. Musician Stemage …

Hackaday Superconference: Tickets and Proposals

We’re thrilled to announce Supercon tickets are now available. The 2017 Hackaday Superconference is November 11th and 12th in Pasadena, California. This is the ultimate hardware conference. Hackers, designers, and engineers from all over the world converge — from the greenest beginners to those who have made history with their designs. Show More Summary

Third Thumb Prosthetic Gives You an Extra Functional Thumb

Want an extra thumb? Check out the Third Thumb, a prosthetic extra digit designed by London’s Royal College of Art grad student Dani Clode. The idea is that the additional finger can provide more versatility for…

This might be our best look yet at the iPhone 8

The iPhone 8, or whatever Apple ends up calling the best of the three different iPhone models it’ll launch this year, is the talk of the town right now. Rumors and leaks pop up from Asia on a regular basis, while analysts and insiders share new details about Apple’s hottest iPhone with increased regularity. Show More Summary

Dual Trace Scope 1939 Style

If you buy a serious scope these days, it is a good bet it will have at least two channels. There is a lot of value to being able to see two signals in relation to one another at one time. Even though the dual-trace oscilloscope goes back to 1938, they were uncommon and expensive for many years. Show More Summary

Hackaday Links: July 9, 2017

Doom is now running on the ESP32. This is some work from [Sprite_tm], and the last we heard about Doom on the ESP32 is that there was a silicon bug or something. Now we’re knee deep in the dead on a tiny WiFi and Bluetooth-enabled microcontroller. Loading animations have a long and storied history. Show More Summary

iPhone 8’s wireless charging feature may be slightly delayed

If the latest rumblings from the rumor mill are accurate, it looks like we might have to wait a bit in order to take advantage of one of the iPhone 8's more intriguing new features. According to a tweet published by John Gruber overShow More Summary

9 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week

Independence Day week isn’t as rich in new trailer like the previous period, but we still have a few interesting clips for you, including a trailer for Terminator 2: Judgement Day 3D. Wait, isn’t that the really old movie? Yes, yes it is! Atomic Blonde Atomic Blonde hits theaters on July 28th, which means Universal has stepped up its promo game. Show More Summary

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