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Many articles about hacking gadgets. Examples of extreme technology. DIY projects describing how to build electronic projects. Fun top 5 and top 10 lists.

Last Build Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:44:24 +0000


Binary Clock Build

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:44:24 +0000

This Binary Clock Build project by JD is enclosed in a custom acrylic enclosure. 3 buttons are used to adjust the time, the binary clock is displayed for your leet friends. For the regular folk there is also a time display on the LCD. The System is powered by a Parallax Popeller. With 40 pins […]

Coin Cell Jump Starter Project

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 05:34:11 +0000

  Ted Yapo is designing a crazy project idea, it is a Coin Cell Jump Starter! Just think next time you need to jump start your car you simply need to locate a coin cell and use this system to suck the power out in a usable way to start you car. Is it practical? […]

SMS Message usage with GSM Modem and Arduino

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 04:35:50 +0000

  iforce2d has a great demonstration of how to play with SMS Message usage with GSM Modem and Arduino. He goes through lots of interesting AT commands that do the actual transmission and read of the SMS messages. I can think of lots of useful uses of this type of device since an SMS message can […]

Water Meter Cloud Monitoring Interface

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 22:15:45 +0000

    In some areas water meters have methods of connecting external monitoring equipment to determine water usage over time. This is normally done by a switch that pulses after a certain amount of water consumption. This was the case for sfrwmaker. He has a water meter that has an internal reed switch which closes once […]

Making of a New Nixie Tube

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:46:38 +0000

A Nixie Tube is an old piece of technology, Dalibor Farný has resurrected the old technology by working through the techniques to build new tubes by hand. The video shows the tedious process of the low volume creation of them. Lots of complex mechanical steps are needed from spot welding to glass blowing is needed. “The nixie tube […]

Food Robots

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 01:16:47 +0000

  We have seen some food robots before. Looks like we might be on the verge where the robots are going to be used for what they are good for such as show in the video where the robot spreads pizza sauce perfectly or can finally pick apples as good as a human. Just as […]

Adafruit PCB Manufacturing Line

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:22:56 +0000

  The Adafruit PCB Manufacturing Line is quite impressive. Ladyada (Limore Fried) goes through the entire process start to finish describing what each piece in the line does. Questions from the MIT students at the end are interesting also. “Ladyada is the hacker @ Adafruit, founded in 2005 by MIT hacker & engineer Limor “Ladyada” […]

iPhone Headphone Jack Hacked back into an iPhone 7

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:04:18 +0000

  Scotty from Strange Parts known for building his own iPhone has been busy with another iPhone project. As most people know the Apple iPhone got rid of the headphone jack and even though many people hate that decision it looks like Apple will not be bringing it back. After 4 months of designing and Scotty was […]

PID Controller Theory

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 05:07:06 +0000

    Dave 2 over at the EEVBlog explains how PID works. Wikipedia also has some great info.     “A proportional–integral–derivative controller (PID controller or three term controller) is a control loop feedback mechanism widely used in industrial control systems and a variety of other applications requiring continuously modulated control. A PID controller continuously […]

DIY LIPO Battery Spot Welding

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 05:19:31 +0000

  WeAreTheWatt is building a DIY LIPO Battery Spot Welding project. The construction is very nice. The PCB is very well laid out but of course even with a very heavy copper clad board it would not be able to handle the amount of current he needs. Heavy bus bars are used to pass the current through […]