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Retrotechtacular: How to Teletypewriter

This week, you’re going to learn the ins and outs of the AN/GRC-46 thanks to this army training film from 1963. What is the AN/GRC-46, you ask? Why it’s a complete mobile-tactical sheltered radio-teletypewriter rig capable of CW, voice,...Show More Summary

PianoArc Round Keyboard: Music is a Flat Circle

Brockett Parsons plays keyboard for Lady Gaga, who is as famous for her outlandish outfits as for her songs. Brockett wanted to get in line with his star and be an eye-catching performer on his own.…

Tiny R/C P-51D Mustang Tips the Scales at 3 Grams

Commercial R/C aircraft have been getting smaller and smaller with each passing year. In the early 2000’s, a palm-sized plane or helicopter was the dream of many an R/C enthusiast. Today, you can pick them up for around $20 USD at the local mall. Show More Summary

Teensys and Old Synth Chips, Together At Last

The ancient computers of yesteryear had hardware that’s hard to conceive of today; who would want a synthesizer on a chip when every computer made in the last 15 years has enough horsepower to synthesize sounds in software and output...Show More Summary

Celebrate Queen's Anniversary With Panic At The Disco's Sublime Cover

This week marks the 40th anniversary of Sheer Heart Attack, the album which — by most accounts — launched Queen to international, tight-leather-clad stardom. But rather than watching a fur-covered Freddie Mercury doing his thing (asShow More Summary

Wax Motors Add Motion to Your Projects

[electronicsNmore] has uploaded a great teardown and tutorial video (YouTube link) about wax motors. Electric wax motors aren’t common in hobby electronics, but they are common in the appliance industry, which means the motors can be often be obtained cheaply or for free from discarded appliances. Show More Summary

Behold the Most Accurate Simulation of an F5 Tornado Ever

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

As awful as the movie Twister was, it helped bring to light the challenges of researching tornadoes. Namely, how do you get close enough to study something that's powerful enough to kill you? One obvious solution is to simulate them,...Show More Summary

Ben Heck Shows You How To Build an Apple-1 Replica From Scratch

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Few of us have the $905,000 needed to purchase one of the remaining original Apple-1 computers that Steve Wozniak built in Steve Jobs' garage, but modder-extraordinaire Ben Heck has the next best thing: a new three-part series of tutorial videos showing you how to build a fully-functional Apple-1 replica from scratch. Read more...

Rocket Raccoon Full-size Figure: Ain’t No Thing like Me, Except Me

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

Guardians of the Galaxy fans, you better have a spacious shelf, because this limited edition Rocket Raccoon figure is nearly 3ft. tall. Made by NECA, the figure was based on “the actual digital files used in…

Hackaday Links: November 9, 2014

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

After many years of searching, [Dan Wood] finally got his hands on something he’s wanted for the past twenty-two years: an Amiga 4000. No, it’s not the queen bee of Amiga land – that honor would fall to the 68060-equipped 4000T, but [Dan]‘s 4000 is decked out. Show More Summary

“Mordheim: City of the Damned” Looks Much More Polished Than Usual GW Games

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

The occasional Games Workshop-licensed game is spectacular, but the vast majority of them look more like hastily assembled student projects than professional releases. It’s a huge shame, since the evocative setting is tons of fun, b...

“Mordheim: City Of The Damned” Looks Much More Polished Than The Usual GW Game

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

The occasional Games Workshop-licensed game is spectacular, but the vast majority of them look more like hastily assembled student projects than professional releases. It’s a huge shame, since the evocative setting is tons of fun, b...

Celebrate Queen's Anniversary With Panic at the Disco's Sublime Cover

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Sheer Heart Attack, the album which, by most accounts, launched Queen to international tight-leather-clad stardom. But rather than watching a fur-covered Freddie Mercury doing his thing (excellent though that would be), here's Panic at the Disco's cover of 'Bohemian Rhapsody', which provides a pretty fitting homage. Read more...

iOS 8 Translating Keyboards Save You a Trip to Google Translate

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

A new type of third-party keyboard for iOS devices let you translate text while you type. At least one keyboard, Slated, uses Google Translate, so don’t expect the translation to be perfect. But it can be…

Stunning Animation Using CGI To Create Marionette Puppets

This ad was made by Elastic for League of Legends (a game of which half the world plays and half the world doesn’t know exists) but really, it’s just phenomenal animation work. I love seeing the marionettes move around and interact with the environment, it really feels like they’re on strings. More »      

Video: You can thank GoPro for this horrifyingly close encounter with a shark

There are plenty of crazy experiences captured on video with the help of the increasingly popular GoPro camera, and they each surprise audiences in different ways. Now, YouTube channel JukinVideo’s Tiger Shark vs. Go Pro clip is the latest great example — and it will absolutely terrify you. Show More Summary

Brilliant Dual-Nozzle Faucet Doubles As A Drinking Fountain

When your kitchen lacks a dishwasher you’ll do anything imaginable to cut down on dirtying dishes — including drinking directly from the faucet. But instead of having to lean over and use your hand as a cup, Alice Spieser has designed a simple dual-nozzled faucet that easily becomes a drinking fountain with some strategic finger placement. More »      

ConsoleTuner Titan One Controller Adapter: Mix, Match & Mod

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

We’ve featured a few specialized hacks and adapters that let you use a different controller on one gaming platform. But ConsoleTuner’s Titan One adapter might be able to fulfill several of your controller needs at once…

New John Lewis Christmas advert launches, Twitter obsesses over #MontythePenguin

Love it or hate it, the John Lewis Christmas advert has quickly become a festive tradition, with a focus on cuddly animals, family togetherness, and of course, a touch of magic. And, call me a stupid sap whose emotions can be manipulated in less time than it takes to say ‘I want a penguin’, but the new one, which launched... Show More Summary

Flo Sandon's: Parole D'Amore Sulla Sabbia

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I don't really know much about Italian singer Flo Sandon's. And I especially don't know why her surname has an apostrophe like that. I couldn't even tell you what the lyrics to her song "Parole D'Amore Sulla Sabbia" mean. All I know is that I absolutely love it. Read more...

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