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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: Sat, 20 May 2017 01:45:20 +0000


Cost to Manufacturing Your Hardware Product

Sat, 20 May 2017 01:45:20 +0000

    Make has a great article that goes over what things to consider when wanting to manufacturer your hardware product. They bring up that the case often one of the largest costs of the product due to needing to make molds. There is the area between low and high volume manufacturing where using an […]

3D POV Display

Thu, 11 May 2017 04:45:06 +0000

    There are lots of POV displays out there, lots have multi color LEDs that can display some impressive images. Gelstronic has built this  3D POV Display that has lots of tech going on. The addressable LEDs are setup in strips of varying heights. When spun this allows the display to create 3D images […]

Antenna filled with Acorns

Sun, 07 May 2017 03:08:12 +0000

    This Antenna filled with Acorns certainly would not be operating properly. Looks like a squirrel had found the best hiding spot ever. I wonder how long it took for 300 pounds of acorns to be jammed into the antenna? I bet if you had a look at the efficiency of the antenna it […]

Guy Makes his own iPhone

Wed, 03 May 2017 04:47:21 +0000

    Instead of purchasing a new or reconditioned iPhone Scotty from Strange Parts decided to build his own. If he was in any other country this would have been near impossible but he was in China. There are lots of repair and recycling facilities that were able to sell him the bits and pieces […]

Automated Outdoor Lighting

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:49:34 +0000

    Steve Marriott wanted to have some automated outdoor lights. They will be controlled by an Arduino that will monitor some PIR sensors to see what is going on and turn lights on based on activity. A few tictac boxes were used to mount the outdoor electronics in. The project changed over time based […]

Macbook Backlight Repair

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:41:05 +0000

  Louis Rossmann shows how he walks through a Macbook Backlight Repair. As usual the scale of the repair is tiny and work under the microscope is needed. Some tiny jumpers and a steady soldering hand come to the rescue.  

Power Supply Decoupling and Filtering

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:50:42 +0000

  w2aew demonstrates the use of decoupling and filter cap usage. We have all seen large electrolytic caps and tons of small capacitors near chips on most circuit boards. Why are they used and without them what does the circuit look like. The live demonstration on the scope with the test PCB does a great job […]

Pizza Box Robot That Shines a Laser in Your Eye

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 04:48:22 +0000

    Michael Reeves is a software developer at Infibit that has made a face tracking robot that is housed in a pizza box, it tries its best to find your eyes and shine a laser in them. The software that runs on a PC was written in C# and uses Emgu CV which is […]


Sun, 16 Apr 2017 05:40:13 +0000

  Instead of purchasing a Tesla Power Wall jehugarcia shows us how a DIY version can be put together. The EV West facility has a large flat roof which makes laying the panels nice and easy. The roof is crazy high so getting them up on the roof looks like it was not that simple. The video […]

Mini Spot House Robot

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 20:56:53 +0000

  When you think of a robot in your house you probably think of a Roomba. I want to see a milti function robot that is capable of doing more. Automation is great when it can do complex tasks unaided that help us out. Just imagine coming home to the dishes done, the floor cleaned […]