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Hackaday Links: July 12, 2015

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Adafruit is working on a series of videos that’s basically Sesame Street for electronics. G is for Ground is out, where [Adabot] discovers pipes and lightning rods are connected to ground. Oh, the rhyming. Here’s the rest of the videos so far. Show More Summary

Making Mario Kart Real

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

If you’ve ever had a casual go-kart experience, you might be able to relate to [HowToLou]. He noticed that whenever he tried to race, the same situation inevitably always happened. One racer would end up in front of the pack, and no one else would be able to pass them. Show More Summary

Natural Materials For Nature’s Call

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

When it comes to picking out high-end fixtures and appointments for your bathroom remodel, there are tons of choices out there these days. Sure, that double-slipper tub or  $2500 stainless steel toilet can make a statement, and even the local Big Box Home Store has some pretty unique stuff. Show More Summary

Video explains why bees are dying and how that seriously screws humans

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Bees are extremely important to the way we live. One out of every 3 meals we eat is made possible because of bees and if they died out, plants would die, some foods will stop existing and millions of humans would starve. Seriously! Kurz Gesagt tries to explain why honey bees are dying and what it means for humanity. Read more...

How to Unlock Your Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Oh Gizmo!

The following article is brought to you by Unlockunit.com. -Ed. Let’s face it, when it comes to smartphones, the best one you can get right now is the Samsung Galaxy

Video: What Flying Through The Milky Way Must Look Like

Created by stitching together over 400,000 taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope, YouTube user daveachuk made this incredibly beautiful video that makes it feel as if you’re floating along the Milky Way. The finished footage is breathtaking and makes it seem as if you’re just looking out a window as you fly through the galaxy More »      

Drill Powered Scooter Walks With Legs

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

[Izzy Swan] is a popular wood working YouTuber who recently fell in love with [Theo Jansen’s] kinetic art — the Strandbeest. Naturally, he had to make his own; but with his own flare of course. If’ you’re not familiar, [Theo Jansen’s] Strandbeest is a walking kinetic sculpture, powered by wind. Show More Summary

We All Need To Calm Down About This USA Vs Japan Robot Duel

OK, internet. Everyone just needs to simmah down, now. I know we’re all excited about the supposedly looming international giant robot duel between America and Japan. I am too. But! We should also be wary. Patient. Because it miiiight not be as cool as we think. More »      

This Walking Machine is Powered by a Hand Drill

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

Izzy Swan knows the drill. He loves the drill. He must, because he likes to make machines that are driven by an ordinary battery-powered hand drill. He’s made a drill-powered table saw, a lawn mower, and…

With a Drone Inside, R2-D2 Can Finally Fly Like a Bird

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Master drone builder Otto Dieffenbach is back with what is probably his most amazing flying creation to date. Unlike the flying R2-D2 we saw in the Star Wars prequels, this version of Artoo is able to take to the skies without a pair of pop-out rocket boosters—just a quadcopter cleverly hidden inside. Read more...

Deal: Save 36% on the iCracked iPhone 6 Screen Replacement DIY Repair Kit

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

If you’ve cracked the screen on your phone, you know that repairing it can be an expensive proposition. With the iPhone 6, it’ll cost you about $200 or more to get the screen replaced or to…

We All Need to Calm Down About This USA vs Japan Robot Duel

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Okay, internet. Everyone just needs to simmah down, now. I know we’re all excited about the supposedly looming international giant robot duel between America and Japan. I am too. But! We should also be wary. Patient. Because it miiiight not be as cool as we think. Read more...

Knight Rider K.I.T.T. USB Car Charger

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

I’ve always wanted my own K.I.T.T. car, but I didn’t want to do the whole fake my own death, change identities and get a face change thing. Luckily, now I don’t have to thanks to ThinkGeek…

Homebrew ECU Increases Mazda Zoom

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

A big problem with most modern cars is the sheer number of parts and systems that are not user serviceable. This is a big departure from cars of just decades ago that were designed to be easily worked on by the owner. To that end, [Anthony]...Show More Summary

New York Is Crowdfunding An Underground Park

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Ubergizmo

Musician Alicia Keys once famously sang about how New York was a “concrete jungle where dreams are made of,” and to a certain extent it is true. For the most part New York is a concrete jungle but thanks to the efforts of non-profitShow More Summary

Busted Wah Pedal Becomes New Synth Tool

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Sometimes we get lucky and find a part we need for a project in our parts drawer. [Scissorfeind] got even luckier and found a part for his project lying around in the street. It was a Crybaby Wah pedal, a classic effects pedal typically used for a guitar. Show More Summary

Inside the small shop that makes fantastic headphones the old school way

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

For such a quaint shop that hasn’t advertised their headphones since 1964, Grado Headphones is a total powerhouse. Hypebeast took a tour to find out the story behind Grado and it’s fascinating to see how these old school makers of headphones compete with the excessive beaten industry of today. Read more...

Fully-Automatic CD Launcher Looks Dangerously Fun

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

When [JZSlenker] was challenged to find a creative way to destroy a bunch of compact discs that were burned incorrectly, he did not disappoint. He came up with a rather simple but fun contraption that launches the CD’s at high speeds and with a fast rate of fire. Show More Summary

Retrotechtacular: The Omega Navigational System

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

In 1971, the United States Navy launched the Omega navigational system for submarines and surface ships. The system used radio frequencies and phase difference calculations to determine global position. A network of eight (VLF) transmitter...Show More Summary

Watch This Mad Man Use A Swing Set To Jump And Fly Over An Entire House

Video: My goal in life as a child on a swing set was to swing so high that I would rotate a full 360 degrees (or at least reach the highest height possible before chickening out). I think everyone had that same goal. Everyone except Damien Walters. Show More Summary

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