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 2018-01-16 06:00 

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Raspberry Pi Offers Soulless Work Oversight...

If you're like us, you spend more time than you care to admit staring at a computer screen. Whether it's trying to find the right words for a blog post or troubleshooting some code, the end result is ......

 2018-01-16 03:00 

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Fooling Speech Recognition With Hidden Voice Commands...

It's 2018, and while true hoverboards still elude humanity, some future predictions have come true. It's now possible to talk to computers, and most of the time they might even understand you. Speech ......

 2018-01-16 00:00 

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3D Printing a Better Quadcopter Frame...

Before you smash the...

 2018-01-15 21:00 

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Iro3d 3D Prints in Powdered Metal...

Printing with plastic and even resin is getting fairly common. Metal printing, though, is still in the realm of the exotic. A company called Iro3D is aiming to change that with a steel printer that yo......

 2018-01-15 19:30 

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Is That Part A Counterfeit? Here Are A Few Pointers...

If you order an electronic component, how do you know what it is you are receiving? It has the right package and markings, but have you got the real thing from the original manufacturer or have you go......

 2018-01-15 18:01 

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Spectre and Meltdown: How Cache Works...

The year so far has been filled with news of Spectre and Meltdown. These exploits take advantage of features like speculative execution, and memory access timing. What they have in common is the fact ......

 2018-01-15 16:30 

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Coin Cell Hacks That Won the Coin Cell Challenge...

It's amazing what creative projects show up if you give one simple constraint. In this case, we asked what cool things can be done if powered by one coin cell battery and we had about one hundred answ......

 2018-01-15 15:01 

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They're Putting Soy In Your Wires, Man...

I've got a friend who tells me at every opportunity that soy is the downfall of humanity. Whatever ails us as a society, it's the soy beans that did it. They increase violent tendencies, they make us ......

 2018-01-15 12:00 

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Watching the Watchers: Are You The Star Of an Encrypted Drone Video Stream?...

Small aircraft with streaming video cameras are now widely available, for better or worse. Making eyes in the sky so accessible has resulted in interesting footage that would have been prohibitively e......

 2018-01-15 09:00 

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This Portable Pi May Not Be What You Expect...

In the years since the Raspberry Pi and other similar inexpensive Linux-capable single board computers came to the market, we have shown you a huge variety of projects using them at the heart of porta......

 2018-01-15 06:00 

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Imagine A Cluster Of ESP32s...

When the ESP32 microcontroller first appeared on the market it's a fair certainty that somewhere in a long-forgotten corner of the Internet a person said:...

 2018-01-15 03:00 

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Pi Weather Lamp Puts Lava Lamps To Shame...

Representing the weather on an LED lamp in a manner that's easy to interpret can be difficult, but [Gosse Adema]'s weather/matrix lamp makes it not only obvious what the weather is but also offers a ......

 2018-01-15 00:00 

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Hackaday Links: The 'S' In 'CES' Stands For Snake Oil...

Remember IRDA? Before we had Bluetooth and WiFi, thecool kids connected their computers and printers together over fancy Infrared connections. Yes, your computer probably still has the drivers, but ......

 2018-01-14 21:00 

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Cable Cutting Machine Makes Fast Work of a Tedious Job...

We've all been there: faced with a tedious job that could be knocked out manually with a modest investment of time, we choose instead to overcomplicate the task and build something to do it for us. Su......

 2018-01-14 18:00 

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Aluminum No Match For 3D Printed Press Brake Dies...

If you're looking for a get-rich-quick scheme, you can scratch ...

 2018-01-14 15:00 

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Not So Simple LED Upgrade for Microscope...

[Amen] obtained a microscope whose light source was an incandescent bulb, but the light from it seemed awfully dim even at its brightest setting. Rather than hunt down a replacement, he decided to rep......

 2018-01-14 12:00 

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DIY Bookshelf is More Than Meets The Eye...

It might surprise you, Dear Reader, that not every project featured on Hackaday needs to pulsate with LEDs, or update the world about its goings-on over Twitter. They don't even, contrary to what you ......

 2018-01-14 09:00 

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Bartop Arcade Cabinet Build Skips the Kit...

An arcade cabinet is one of those things that every gamer wants at home, but few ever get. Getting a real arcade cabinet is usually expensive, and building one yourself is no small feat. There are kit......

 2018-01-14 06:00 

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Less Dear Heating For The Deer...

Keeping animals from tropical regions of the world in a cold climate is an expensive business, they need a warm environment in their pens and sleeping areas. Marwell Zoo was spending a small fortune k......

 2018-01-14 03:00 

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Lamp Analysis Tells Sad Truth Behind The Marketing Hype...

Here in the northern hemisphere, winter has wrapped us in her monochromatic prison. A solid deck of gray clouds means you need a clock to tell the difference between night and day, and by about the fi......

 2018-01-14 00:00 

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Robotic Table Saw Automates Finger Joints...

We've all seen finger joints or box joints, those interlocking puzzle pieces that make laser-cut plywood enclosures such a fixture for DIY projects. But laser cutters make finger joints look much easi......

 2018-01-13 21:00 

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Vintage Logan Lathe Gets 3D Printed Gears...

In December 2016, [Bruno M.] was lucky enough to score a 70+ year oldLogan 825 lathe for free from Craigslist. But as you might expect for a piece of machinery older than 95% of the people reading t......

 2018-01-13 18:00 

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Easy Time-lapse Video via Phone and Command Line...

A good time-lapse video can be useful visual documentation, and since [Tommy]'s phone is the best camera he owns he created two simple shell scripts tograb time-lapse images and assemble them into a......

 2018-01-13 15:00 

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LED Stand For Lego Saturn V Boldly Goes Where No Lego Has Gone Before...

Hackers everywhere have spent the last couple of weeks building the remarkable Saturn V Lego models that they got for the holidays, but [Kat & Asa Miller] decided to go an extra step for realism: ......

 2018-01-13 12:00 

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3D Print a Home Automation Switch...

If you are the kind of person who won't use cheap Sonoff modules to control AC powered devices, we don't blame you and you should probably stop reading now. However, if you don't mind a little exposed......

 2018-01-13 09:00 

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Inexpensive Display Jumps to Life...

If you've ever been to a local fair or amusement park, chances are you've seen an illusion known as Pepper's Ghost. To perform the illusion, essentially all that's needed is a thin sheet of plastic or......

 2018-01-13 06:00 

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Home Decorating with Tiny Arcade Cabinets...

Thanks to the general miniaturization of electronics, the wide availability of cheap color LCD screens, and the fact that licensing decades old arcade games is something of a free-for-all, we can now ......

 2018-01-13 03:00 

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Warhammer 40K Model Rocket Launcher...

[Daniel L]'s friend has a passion for Warhammer 40K. [Daniel] himself has a similar zeal for perfection in details. When he remembered a long-forgotten request to build a working rocket launcher for o......

 2018-01-13 00:00 

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Rolling Robot With Two Motors, But None Are On the Wheels...

This unusual 3D printedRolling Robot by [ebaera] uses two tiny hobby servos for locomotion in an unexpected way. The motors drive the front wheel only indirectly, by moving two articulated arms in a......

 2018-01-12 21:00 

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Reverse Engineering A Pirate Nintendo Arcade Board...

The Nintendo VS. System was a coin-op arcade system based on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) hardware. By being so closely related to the home console, it made it easy to port games back and f......

 2018-01-12 19:31 

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Bradley Gawthrop: What You Need To Know About Wiring...

Wiring -- as in plugging wires together and crimping connectors, not the Arduino IDE thingy -- is an incredibly deep subject. We all know the lineman's splice is the best way to solder two wires toget......

 2018-01-12 18:01 

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Dust Off Those AM Radios, There's Something Good On!...

If you are into vintage electronics or restoring antique radio equipment you may be very disappointed with the content offerings on AM broadcast radio these days. Fortunately there is a way to get aro......

 2018-01-12 16:30 

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Printed PC Speakers Are Way Cooler Than Yours...

On the off chance you're reading these words on an actual desktop computer (rather than a phone, tablet, smart mirror, game console...), stop and look at the speakers you have on either side of your m......

 2018-01-12 15:01 

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Software Design Patterns for Real Hardware...

Here on Hackaday, we're generally designers of hacks that live in the real world. Nevertheless, I'm convinced that some of the most interesting feats are at the mercy of what's possible in software, n......

 2018-01-12 12:00 

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Apple Passwords: They All 'Just Work'...

When the Macintosh was released some thirty-odd years ago, to Steve Jobs' triumphantreturn in the late 90s, there was one phrase to describe the simplicity of using a Mac. 'It Just Works'. Whether t......

 2018-01-12 09:00 

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Debouncing the Old-Fashioned Way...

If you were given the task of designing a computer at a time when computers weren't really even a thing, how would you start? How would you take a collection of vacuum tubes, passive components, and a......

 2018-01-12 06:00 

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ESP32 Makes Not-So-Smart Lights Smart...

Long taken for granted - lights are a basic necessity of modern life. From the time of the first light bulb, we've been able to navigate the dark without the use of fire. With the advent of the Intern......

 2018-01-12 03:00 

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Automating your Door for $20...

We love the doors on Star Trek's Enterprise. We should have known they were human-operated though because they were too smart. They would wait for people, or fail to open when someone was thrown again......

 2018-01-12 00:00 

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Digital Mouse Trap...

Plenty of PC games rely on the mouse for input, and browser games are no exception. Unfortunately though, this isn't always the most intuitive controller. [Nathan Ramanathan] combined a couple hacks t......

 2018-01-11 21:00 

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3D Printed Hovercraft Takes Flight...

Last time we checked in on [Ivan Miranda] he was putting a drill press on the Internet. Lately, he has been trying to 3D print a hovercraft with some success. He made four attempts before arriving at ......

 2018-01-11 19:30 

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Making A Headphone Amp Perform New Tricks...

Hands up if you've had the misfortune to work in an office with a fondness for following the latest fads. Paperless office, how long did that last? Or moving from physical telephones to a flaky VOIP a......

 2018-01-11 18:01 

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Fail of the Week: Engine Flips Out...

A few weeks ago an incredible video of an engine exploding started making the rounds on Facebook. This particular engine was thankfully in a dyno room, rather than sitting a couple of feet away from a......

 2018-01-11 16:30 

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Glitch Delays And Teensy Audio...

With the release of the Teensy 3.6 and the associated audio processing libraries, it's never been a better time to get into DIY synth and effects projects. [Scott] is a musician and maker of electroni......

 2018-01-11 15:01 

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Local Infrastructure: The Devil is in the Details...

About two months ago I rode my bike to work like any other day, but on the way home a construction project seemed to have spontaneously started at one of the bridges that I pass over. Three lanes had ......

 2018-01-11 12:00 

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Man-in-the-Middle Jog Pendant: Two Parts Make Easier Dev Work...

In a project, repetitive tasks that break the flow of development work are incredibly tiresome and even simple automation can make a world of difference. [Simon Merrett] ran into exactly this while te......

 2018-01-11 09:00 

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Meltdown Code Proves Concept...

If you've read about Meltdown, you might have thought, ...

 2018-01-11 06:00 

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Behind the Scenes at a Pair of Cell Sites...

Those who fancy themselves as infrastructure nerds find cell sites fascinating. They're outposts of infrastructurewedged into almost any place that can provide enough elevation to cover whatever gap......

 2018-01-11 03:00 

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Mbed Labs Chock Full of Arm Goodies...

One of the things we like about ARM processors is that there are a variety of options for library support. You can write your own code at the bare metal, of course, but you can also use many different......

 2018-01-11 00:00 

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LED Tree Brings Gravity to Christmas...

Here's a fun entry into our coin cell challenge. The power source is the actuating force in [Frank]'s blinky LED Christmas tree, which takes advantage of the physical structure of coin cells and our o......

 2018-01-10 21:00 

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Color Changing Clock gets a Pi Zero Heart...

Hackaday reader [Don] dropped by the tip line recently to let us know about the latest version of his color-changing LCD clock project. This is his second version of the hardware which makes some pret......

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