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 2018-09-22 23:01 

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Maker Faire NY: Programmable Air...

At this year's World Maker Faire in New York City we're astonished and proud to run into some of the best projects that are currently in the running for the Hackaday Prize. One of these is Programmabl......

 2018-09-22 20:00 

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There Are Multiple Ways To Gesture With This Serpentine Sensor...

Serpentine is a gesture sensor that's the equivalent of a membrane potentiometer, flex and stretch sensor, and more. It's self-powering and can be used in wearable hacks such as the necklace shown i......

 2018-09-22 17:01 

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Prusa Introduces A Resin Printer at Maker Faire NY...

For one reason or another, the World Maker Faire in New York has become the preeminent place to launch 3D printers. MakerBot did it with the Thing-O-Matic way back when, and over the years we've seen ......

 2018-09-22 14:01 

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I Hear You Offer WiFi...

We are swimming in radio transmissions from all around, and if you live above the ground floor, they are coming at you from below as well. Humans do not have a sensory organ for recognizing radio sign......

 2018-09-22 11:01 

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Wonderful iPad Mini 2 Home Made Spiral Notebook Case...

Part of the joy of hacking is the joy of discovery, of seeing how things go right as well as wrong. That's one cool thing about this iPad Mini 2 case build by [Eric Strebel]: in the video, he details ......

 2018-09-22 08:00 

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Turn Your Teddy Bear Into A Robot With Yale's "Robotic Skin"...

Despite what we may have seen in the new Winnie the Pooh movie, our cherished plush toys don't usually come to life. But if that's the goal, we have ways of making it happen. Like these...

 2018-09-22 05:00 

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This TARDIS Is Bigger On The Inside...

A few months ago, YouTube user [Maladroit Modeller] uploaded a video of his model TARDIS from Doctor Who which shows an inside that's bigger than the outside. Recently, [Maladroit Modeller] posted som......

 2018-09-22 02:00 

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Make An Electric Skateboard For Your Cat...

Have you ever looked at your cat and thought...

 2018-09-21 23:00 

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The Un-Economy Of Building Your Own Spot Welder...

If there's one thing that brings hackers together, it's the ability to build something for less money than it takes to buy it. It's an exercise [Great Scott Gadgets] put to the test because he was pla......

 2018-09-21 20:00 

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Building A Pocket Sized Arduino Oscilloscope...

There's little question that an oscilloscope is pretty much a must-have piece of equipment for the electronics hacker. It's a critical piece of gear for reverse engineering devices and protocols, and ......

 2018-09-21 18:30 

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The Diaphragm is the Coil in These Flexible PCB Speakers...

Speakers used to be largish electromechanical affairs, with magnets, moving coils, and paper cones all working together to move air around in a pleasing way. They've gotten much smaller, of course, sm......

 2018-09-21 17:01 

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Easy GUI Front Ends for Arduino, Rasberry Pi, and More with MyOpenLab...

If you want to integrate a nice graphical interface with a microcontroller or single-board computer for a useful piece of custom equipment, how will you go about it? MyOpenLab is a platform that makes......

 2018-09-21 16:01 

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Convince Your Boss to Send You To Supercon...

The Hackaday Superconference is rapidly approaching and you need to be there. The good news is, if you play your cards right you can get your boss to sign off on sending you to Supercon as part of you......

 2018-09-21 15:00 

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Prusa Unveils their own Line of PLA Filament...

There's little debate that the Original Prusa i3 MK3 by Prusa Research is just about the best desktop 3D printer you can buy, at least in its price bracket. It consistently rates among the highest ma......

 2018-09-21 11:00 

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The N64 Controller Gets Brass Gears Through 3D Printing...

The controller for the Nintendo 64 is a masterpiece of design, and despite being more than two decades old, people are still using this controller competitively. Smash Bros, you know. Those competitiv......

 2018-09-21 08:00 

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555 Timer Robots Will Rule The World...

A running joke we see in the comments by Hackaday readers whenever a project includes an Arduino or Raspberry Pi that seems like overkill is to proclaim that...

 2018-09-21 05:01 

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New Part Day: Put An Alexa In Everything...

The last great hope for electronics manufactures is smart home assistants. The Alexas and Siris and OK Googles are taking over homes across the country. At its best, it's HAL 9000, only slightly less......

 2018-09-21 02:00 

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One Man's Journey To Becoming His Own ISP...

America is a BIG country. There are pockets all across the land where broadband Internet is slow-to-nonexistent, and many individuals are left with wireless cell service as their only means of interne......

 2018-09-20 23:00 

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Fixing An IBM 1401 Computer To Get It Printing Again...

The IBM 1401 is a classic computer which IBM marketed throughout the 1960s, late enough for it to have used transistors rather than vacuum tubes, which is probably a good thing for this story. For sma......

 2018-09-20 20:00 

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C64 Keyboard Helps Keep The Memory Alive...

To say that the Commodore 64 was an important milestone in the history of personal computing is probably a bit of an understatement. For a decent chunk of the 1980s, it was the home computer, with s......

 2018-09-20 18:30 

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This Keyboard And Mouse Also Gives You A Workout...

The Ergonomic Handheld Mouse / Keyboard Alternative from [Shervin Emami] is an all-in-one solution for your keyboarding and cursor moving needs.The core of this build is a 'grip-strengthening' dev......

 2018-09-20 17:01 

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The Use and Abuse Of CT Scanners...

David Mills is as a research scientist at the cutting edge of medical imaging. His work doesn't involve the scanners you might find yourself being thrust into in a hospital should you be unfortunate e......

 2018-09-20 15:30 

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Golf Practice Made Easy with Robotics...

When you think of sports, you usually think of something that takes a lot of physical effort. Golf is a bit different. Sure, you can get some walking in if you don't take a cart. But mostly golfing is......

 2018-09-20 14:01 

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Space Garbage Truck Passes its First Test...

Back in April we reported on the successful launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station which carried, along with supplies and experiments for the orbiting outpost, the Rem......

 2018-09-20 11:00 

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Show that Sega Saturn Save Battery Who's Boss...

Breaking out the Sega Saturn out of the closet for a hit of 90's nostalgia comes with its own set of compromises: the wired controllers, the composite video, and worst of all that dead CR2032 battery ......

 2018-09-20 08:00 

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Learn ARM Assembly with the Raspberry Pi...

We live in a time when you don't have to know assembly language to successfully work with embedded computers. The typical processor these days has resources that would shame early PCs and some of the ......

 2018-09-20 05:00 

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Touch Anything And Everything...

Powering IoT devices is often a question of batteries or mains power, but in rare exceptions to this rule there is no power supply (PDF Warning). At the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Univers......

 2018-09-20 02:00 

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Advanced Techniques For Using Git With KiCAD...

For most developers...

 2018-09-19 23:00 

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Electric Wheelbarrow Makes Hauling Big Loads Easier...

Gardening involves a depressing amount of physical activity: haul this over here, dump it there and then cover it with this. Things like wheelbarrows are still damn hard work, especially for people li......

 2018-09-19 20:00 

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Voice Controlled Stereo Balance With ESP8266...

A stereo setup assumes that the listener is physically located between the speakers, that's how it can deliver sound equally from both sides. It's also why the receiver has a...

 2018-09-19 18:30 

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'SHE BON' is an Artful, Wearable, Sensual, Sensing Platform...

SHE BON (that's the French bon, or...

 2018-09-19 17:01 

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Industrial 3D Printing Uses Layers Like We've Never Seen Before...

We've seen FDM printers lay down layers by extruding plastic in a line. We've seen printers use sintering and lithography to melt or cure one layer at a time before more print medium moves into place ......

 2018-09-19 16:01 

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Join Hackaday For A Night Of Pre-Maker Faire Hacks...

This weekend is the World Maker Faire in New York, and Hackaday will be there looking at the latest and greatest projects from makers around the globe. We'll also be buying bottles of water for five d......

 2018-09-19 15:00 

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Braille on a Tablet Computer...

Signing up for college classes can be intimidating, from tuition, textbook requirements, to finding an engaging professor. Imagine signing up online, but you cannot use your monitor. We wager that rou......

 2018-09-19 14:00 

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Learn To Loop The Python Way: Iterators And Generators Explained...

If you've ever written any Python at all, the chances are you've used iterators without even realising it. Writing your own and using them in your programs can provide significant performance improvem......

 2018-09-19 11:00 

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Final Fantasy Exploit Teaches 32-bit Integer Math...

One of the fun things about old video games, besides their obvious nostalgia, is that some of the more popular games have been pried apart and tinkered with for years, leading to a lot of new...

 2018-09-19 08:00 

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Visual Schematic Diffs in KiCAD Help Find Changes...

When writing software a key part of the development workflow is looking at changes between files. With version control systems this process can get pretty advanced, letting you see changes between arb......

 2018-09-19 05:00 

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Soldering Like It's 205 BC...

Did you ever stop to think how unlikely the discovery of soldering is? It's hard to imagine what sequence of events led to it; after all, metals heated to just the right temperature while applying an ......

 2018-09-19 02:00 

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Super Magnesium: Lighter Than Aluminum, Cheaper Than Carbon Fiber...

We think of high tech materials as the purview of the space program, or of high-performance aircraft. But there are other niche applications that foster super materials, for example the world of cycli......

 2018-09-18 23:00 

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Robotic Fruit Fly Won't Eat Your Fruit...

The DelFly project has been busy since the last time we checked in on them. The Dutch team started 13 years ago and produced the smallest camera-carrying drone, and an autonomous tiny ornithopter. How......

 2018-09-18 20:00 

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Epic Clock Clocks The Unix Epoch...

Admit it: when you first heard of the concept of the Unix Epoch, you sat down with a calculator to see when exactly 2-1 seconds would be from midnight UTC on January 1, 1970. Personally, I did tha......

 2018-09-18 17:00 

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A Look at Liquid Dielectrics...

One evening quite a few years ago, as I was driving through my hometown I saw the telltale flashing lights of the local volunteer fire department ahead. I passed by a side road where all the activity ......

 2018-09-18 15:30 

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Get Your PCBs Made at the Mall...

As we've seen with some recent posts on the subject here at Hackaday, there seems to be a growing schism within the community about the production of PCBs. Part of the community embraces (relatively)......

 2018-09-18 14:01 

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Ask Hackaday: How's That Capacitor Shortage Going?...

There is a looming spectre of doom hovering over the world of electronics manufacturing. It's getting hard to find parts, and the parts you can find are expensive. No, it doesn't have anything to with......

 2018-09-18 11:00 

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Rocket Science With The Other SpaceX...

When you say that something's not rocket science you mean that it's not as hard to understand or do as it may seem. The implication is that rocket science is something which is hard and best left to t......

 2018-09-18 08:00 

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ARM-Based NAS Is A Low Cost, Low Power Beauty...

A NAS is always a handy addition to a home network, but they can be a little pricey. [Blake Burkhart] decided to create his own, prioritising budget and low power considerations, with a secondary obje......

 2018-09-18 05:00 

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It's The Web, Basically...

If you are of a certain age, you probably learned to program in Basic. Even if you aren't, a lot of microcontroller hobbyists got started on the Basic Stamp, and there are plenty of other places where......

 2018-09-18 02:00 

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A $1, Linux-Capable, Hand-Solderable Processor...

Over on the EEVblog, someone noticed an interesting chip that's been apparently flying under our radar for a while. This is an ARM processor capable of running Linux. It's hand-solderable in a TQFP pa......

 2018-09-17 23:00 

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Hacked Electric Toothbrush Defeats Locks With Ease...

The movie version of lockpicking tends to emphasize the meticulous, delicate image of the craft. The hero or villain takes out a slim wallet of fine tools, applies them with skill and precision, and q......

 2018-09-17 20:00 

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Open Source Paramotor Using Quadcopter Tech...

Have you ever dreamed of flying, but lack the funds to buy your own airplane, the time to learn, or the whole hangar and airstrip thing? The answer might be in a class of ultralight aircraft called po......

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