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 2020-01-23 06:00 

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Vinyl Cut Your Way Into An Edge-Lit Glass Display...

The chances are you've seen the myriad cheap copyright-infringing edge-lit acrylic displays from Chinese suppliers everywhere on the internet, and indeed, etching acrylic with a modest CNC laser cutte......

 2020-01-23 03:00 

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Scorigami Bot Charts NFL History In The Making...

NFL Football is a curious game to those who live beyond the borders of the continental United States. Its rules are many and complex, and its scoring system is built on arcane magic. This system means......

 2020-01-23 00:00 

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Paper Glows Up With This Origami Wall Piece...

[Charlyn] recently found herself dissatisfied with the blank expanse of her bedroom walls. Deciding to take matters into her own hands, she set out to build this exquisite origami wall sculpture.T......

 2020-01-22 22:30 

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Winners of the Take Flight with Feather Contest...

It's hard to beat the fidelity and durability of printed text on paper. But the e-paper display gets pretty close, and if you couple it will great design and dependable features, you might just prefer......

 2020-01-22 21:00 

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A Battery Sipping Cellular Mailbox Notifier...

Like many of us, [Zak Kemble] has an indeterminate number of tiny packages coming his way from all over the globe at any given time. Unfortunately, the somewhat unpredictable nature of the postal serv......

 2020-01-22 19:31 

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Bringing the Blockchain to Network Monitoring...

If you need to make sure your computer isn't being messed with, you'll have a look at the log files. If something seems fishy, that's grounds for further investigation. If you run a large network of c......

 2020-01-22 18:00 

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P-51 Cockpit Recreated with Help of Local Makerspace...

It's surprisingly easy to misjudge tips that come into the Hackaday tip line. After filtering out the omnipresent spam, a quick scan of tip titles will often form a quick impression that turns out to ......

 2020-01-22 16:30 

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Lovebox Gives Infinite Treats Sweeter Than Chocolate...

Want to make a special Valentine's Day gift that keeps on giving well past the holiday? We do too, especially if it's something as cute as [Marcel Str]'s Lovebox. This is a relatively simple build, ......

 2020-01-22 15:01 

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Review: Testdriving LibrePCB Shows That It's Growing Up Fast...

There are a host of PCB CAD tools at the disposal of the electronic designer from entry-level to multi-thousand-dollar workstation software. It's a field in which most of the players are commercial, a......

 2020-01-22 12:00 

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How Efficient Can An Airplane Be? The Celera 500L Sets To Find Out...

One of the current hype trends is the supposedly imminent revolution in air transport. So many companies showing digital renderings and mockups to illustrate their own utopic vision for the future, re......

 2020-01-22 09:00 

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A Retro Touch Pad You Can Use on Modern Computers...

As [Jan Derogee] explains in the faux-retro video after the break, drawing on classic 8-bit computers was something of a pain. The rudimentary light pens and joysticks of the 1980s allowed for free-fo......

 2020-01-22 06:01 

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A Beginner's Guide to X-Ray Crystallography...

In graduate school, I had a seminar course where one of the sections was about X-ray crystallography. I was excited, because being able to discern the three-dimensional structure of macromolecules jus......

 2020-01-22 03:00 

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Form 3 SLA Printer Teardown, Bunnie Style...

[Bunnie Huang] has shared with all of us his utterly detailed teardown on the Form 3 SLA printer from Formlabs (on the left in the image above) and in it he says one of the first things he noticed whe......

 2020-01-22 00:00 

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HDD-Driven Chime Clock is Quite Striking...

It seems that the more hectic life gets, the harder it is to consciously slow down and enjoy the experience. There's always another bill to worry about, and a new deadline around the corner. The last ......

 2020-01-21 21:00 

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Reverse Engineering Yokis Home Automation Devices...

These days, it's hard to keep track of all the companies that are trying to break into the home automation market. Whether they're rebrands of somebody else's product or completely new creations, it s......

 2020-01-21 20:01 

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New Contest: Train All The Things...

The old way was to write clever code that could handle every possible outcome. But what if you don't know exactly what your inputs will look like, or just need a faster route to the final results? The......

 2020-01-21 19:30 

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Tumble Polisher Smooths Parts With Ease...

When you're 3D printing parts, it's easy to create pieces with all manner of complex geometry. However, you're often stuck dealing with unsightly layer lines and other surface imperfections. [reitter_......

 2020-01-21 18:01 

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CircuitPython Slithers Into 100th Board -- the OHS 2020 Badge...

CircuitPython reached a major milestone last week as it welcomed its 100th board into the fold: the wristwatch form factored badge designed for the 10th annual Open Source Hardware Summit, which takes......

 2020-01-21 16:30 

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A Kill Cord To End Laptop Skulduggery...

In our community it is common for ancient laptops to be used way beyond their usual service life, held together by stickers and lovingly upgraded to their maximum capabilities. We hope it's unusual fo......

 2020-01-21 15:00 

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Inputs of Interest: Tongues for Technology...

Welcome to the first installment of Inputs of Interest. In this column, we're going to take a look at various input devices and methods, discuss their merits, give their downsides a rundown, and ponti......

 2020-01-21 12:00 

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Fail of the Week: Padlock Purports to Provide Protection, Proves Pathetic...

Anyone in the know about IoT security is likely to steer clear of a physical security product that's got some sort of wireless control. The list of exploits for such devices is a long, sad statement o......

 2020-01-21 09:00 

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Open Laptop Soon to be Open For Business...

How better to work on Open Source projects than to use a Libre computing device? But that's a hard goal to accomplish. If you're using a desktop computer than Libre software is achievable, thought kee......

 2020-01-21 06:00 

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Destroy My Vegetable Garden? Oh Hail No!...

Building and maintaining a garden takes a lot of work. And unless you have a greenhouse, you're forced to leave your hard work outside to fend for itself against the double-edged sword of the elements......

 2020-01-21 03:00 

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Gradient Infill Puts More Plastic Where You Want It...

It is always tricky setting the infill for a 3D printed part. High infill parts are strong but take longer to print, while low infill prints take less time, but are weaker internally and in danger of ......

 2020-01-21 00:00 

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Random Numbers From Outer Space...

Need a random number? Sure, you could just roll a die, but if you do, you might invite laughter from nearby quantum enthusiasts. If it's truly, unpredictably random numbers you need, look no farther t......

 2020-01-20 21:00 

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Electric Unicorn Is Our Kind Of Rideable...

When [Charlyn] took a unicorn rocking horse in to work, it was an instant hit. Naturally, the people wanted more, and suggested it needed electric propulsion. Naturally, she rose to the challenge, and......

 2020-01-20 19:31 

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Testing Your Grit: Tales of Hacking in Difficult Situations...

What's your work area like? Perhaps you're mostly a software person, used to the carpeted land of cubicles or shared workspaces, with their stand-up desks and subdued lighting. Or maybe you've got a l......

 2020-01-20 18:00 

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Teardown: BilBot Bluetooth Robot...

Historically, the subject of our January teardown has been a piece of high-tech holiday lighting from the clearance rack; after all, they can usually be picked up for pocket change once the trucks ful......

 2020-01-20 17:00 

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Austere Engineering Hack Chat...

Join us on Wednesday, January 22 at noon Pacific for the Austere Engineering Hack Chat with Laurel Cummings!For most of us, building whatever it is that needs building is something that occurs in ......

 2020-01-20 16:30 

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'75 Nixie Multimeter As Digital Dice...

For the casual Monopoly or Risk player, using plain six-sided dice is probably fine. For other games you may need dice with much more than six sides, and if you really want to go overboard you can do ......

 2020-01-20 15:01 

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New Year Habits - What Do You Do For Data Storage?...

2020 is a year of reflection and avoiding regret, and one of the biggest practices we all know we should do better is back up our data. Inevitably there will be a corruption or accident, and we mourn ......

 2020-01-20 12:00 

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See If Today's Air Quality Will Conch You Out...

Air quality is one of those problems that is rather invisible and hard to grasp until it gets bad enough to be undeniable. By then, it may be too late to do much about it. But if more people were inte......

 2020-01-20 09:00 

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Tessellations and Modular Origami From Fabric and Paper...

You may be familiar with origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, but chances are you haven't come across smocking. This technique refers to the way fabric can be bunched by stitches, often made in......

 2020-01-20 06:00 

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TRS-80 Clone Uses Modern Parts...

Before RadioShack decided the best business model for an electronics store was to harass its customers into buying overpriced batteries and cellphones, it was a great one-stop shop for most discrete c......

 2020-01-20 03:00 

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RasterCarve Converts Images to CNC...

CNC machines are an essential part of the hacker's toolset. These computer-controlled cutters of wood, metal and other materials can translate a design into a prototype in short order, making the proc......

 2020-01-20 00:00 

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Hackaday Links: January 19, 2020...

We've seen some interesting pitches in personal ads before, but this one takes the cake. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is looking for a date to go along with him on his paid trip to the Moon, wi......

 2020-01-19 21:00 

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Be Still, My Animatronic Heart...

Fair warning for the squeamish: some versions of [Will Cogley]'s animatronic heart are realistic enough that you might not want to watch the video below. That'd be a shame though, because he really pu......

 2020-01-19 18:00 

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Binary Advent Calendar Does More With Fewer Doors...

[John] sent this one in to us a little bit after Christmas, but we'll give him a pass because it's so beautiful. Think of it this way: now you have almost a full year to make a binary advent calendar ......

 2020-01-19 15:00 

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Experiments In Soft Robotics...

[Arnav Wagh] has been doing some cool experiments in soft robotics using his home 3D printer.Soft robots have a lot of advantages, but as [Arnav] points out on his website, it's pretty hard to get......

 2020-01-19 12:00 

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Play That Funky 3D Printer......

Human brains are wired for music. Scientists think the oldest musical instruments were flutes that date back somewhere between 67,000 and 37,000 years ago. We assume though that people were banging on......

 2020-01-19 09:00 

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Modular Solar-Powered IoT Sensors...

Bringing a product to market is not easy, if it were everyone would be doing it, and succeeding. The team at Pycno is in the process of launching their second product, a modular solar powered IoT unit......

 2020-01-19 06:00 

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Another IoT Debacle: Charter Offers Home Insecurity...

If you are a glass-half-empty person, you'll view Charter's announcement that they will shutter their home security and smart home service on February 5th as another reason not to buy into closed-sour......

 2020-01-19 03:00 

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Building a Better BitTorrent Client in Go...

When it comes to peer-to-peer file sharing protocols, BitTorrent is probably one of the best known. It requires a client implementing the program and a tracker to list files available to transfer and ......

 2020-01-19 00:00 

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DIY Lambo That Made The Real Lamborghini Take Notice...

When you start sharing your projects with the world, you never know who might take notice. [Sterling Backus] and his son [Xander] have been building a functional Lamborghini Aventador look alike in th......

 2020-01-18 21:00 

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Bask In The Glory Of This 336 LED Digit Display...

[Chris Combs] recently took the wraps off of an incredible art piece that he calls Road Ahead which uses 336 seven segment LED digits to create an absolutely gorgeous display. With a piece of smoked a......

 2020-01-18 18:00 

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Breathtaking C64C Case Faithfully Recreates Original in Wood...

Most computer case modders take certain liberties with their builds, to express their creativity and push the state of the art. Some, however, seek to recreate the original in as detailed a way as pos......

 2020-01-18 15:00 

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Bullet-proofing Your Car With An Affordable Composite Armor...

Remember those actions movies like The Fast and the Furious where cars are constantly getting smashed by fast flying bullets? What would it have taken to protect the vehicles from AK-47s? In [PrepTech......

 2020-01-18 12:00 

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How to Grow (Almost) Anything...

An off-shoot of the infamous...

 2020-01-18 09:00 

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Alexa Controls This Savage Pumpkin...

Traditionally, pumpkins are carved during the holiday of Halloween to represent malicious and frightening beasts. Flying in the face of this is [minihannah]'s carving of Adam Savage, which she's calli......

 2020-01-18 06:00 

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Home Safety Monitoring With IoT...

Home automation is a popular project to undertake but its complexity can quickly become daunting, especially if you go further than controlling a few lights (or if you're a renter). To test the waters......

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