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Last Build Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:01:04 +0000

 



Tiny C64 Hardware Emulator

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:00:40 +0000

For everyone that has a fond memory of the C64 this tiny emulator might be of interest. The kickstarter failed but everything is listed so you can make your own. Via: Make “Hardware components MCU: STM32F756IGK6 (ARM Cortex-M7, 216Mhz, UFBGA176) HDMI transmitter: ADV7511W (165Mhz, LQFP-64) SDRAM: IS42S16400J-5BL (200Mhz, 64 Mbit, FBGA)   Mathias created the MEMWA2 […]



LED Snowflakes by Mike Harrison

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 04:26:05 +0000

  Mike Harrison built this interesting LED mall display. For single install design it is quite involved, the system is very flexible allowing for it to be easily programmed and interfaced to. The use of RGB and a white LED is an interesting way to ensure you get a pure white light with no color mixing […]



How to Build IOT Devices – Talk by Joe Menard

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:33:57 +0000

  Joe Menard had many needs for IOT devices in his life, he is an electrical engineer but needed fill in lots of programming knowledge to get his ideas to come to life. He started at a very low level even building a switch mode power supply, with 170 volts on board trace spacing was something […]



HP Scanjet 4C Keytar

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 23:50:01 +0000

  Using some Arduinos and a few other electronic bits this HP Scanjet 4C is made into a musical device by “playing” the stepper motor. The result is one of the best stepper motor musical items I have seen. “You may of heard of a popular flat bed scanner named the HP Scanjet. This scanner […]



Slow Motion Peeps vs 50 cal Bullet

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 23:49:24 +0000

  You have probably never considered how many peeps would need to be between you and a 50 cal bullet to save your life. Just in case this situation ever arises this video will help you stay protected! Not very scientific but you can see the cool result at 1:44.  



CVT Transmission Basics

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 23:49:25 +0000

  Engineering Explained goes into some details about how CVT Transmissions work. Love them or hate them it is an interesting piece of tech.   “A continuously variable transmission (CVT) (also known as a single-speed transmission, stepless transmission, pulley transmission, or, in case of motorcycles, a twist-and-go) is an automatic transmission that can change seamlessly […]



MASERATI-POWERED, 470 HP, MOTORCYCLE

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 22:43:30 +0000

  This MASERATI-POWERED, 470 HP, MOTORCYCLE has some power to spare but I am not sure how easy to ride it would be. “The Lazareth LM847 has four wheels and a Maserati V8 engine. It’s exactly as insane as it sounds, and it looks crazy too. Yours for €200,000. Beyond the ludicrous motor, the LM847 […]



Arduino State Machine

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 03:28:33 +0000

  If you are looking for new ways of getting your Arduino gear to become productive why not try programming it as a state machine. Via: Electronics Labs   “Did you ever program an Arduino? Have you ever been worried about complex control flows written in pure C? Maybe you have already heard of statecharts […]



Cheap DIY CNC Build

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:14:25 +0000

  NYC CNC has built a CNC machine that is accurate and made from inexpensive parts.   “Products used in the video: GRBL Alternative for Arduino CNC: http://amzn.to/1C4KZxt Dial Indicator: http://amzn.to/1DuvGQC Indicator with Mag Base: http://amzn.to/1ABvkba 2-4-6 Blocks: http://amzn.to/11EBDwt SMW Aluminum Brackets: http://bit.ly/1U1VhMz Arduino Uno: http://amzn.to/1E0gxVU GRBL Shield: http://bit.ly/1vJbWY9 24V Power Supply: http://amzn.to/1BlwmF4 My Favorite […]



Waveform Generator Record Player

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 23:57:33 +0000

  When you need a Waveform Generator but just have a Record Player the obvious solution is to create a Waveform Generator Record Player.  This creation uses a 3D printed head for the record player arm and has some simple optics mounted. Similar optics that would be used in a line following car feedback the pattern. Swapping the […]