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 2020-08-06 18:30 

Hackaday

Generate Positivity with Machine Learning...

Gesture recognition and machine learning are getting a lot of air time these days, as people understand them more and begin to develop methods to implement them on many different platforms. Of course ......

 2020-08-06 17:00 

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Just Who Makes Tubes These Days?...

For most of us, electronic technology comes in the form of solid state devices. Transistors, integrated circuits, microcontrollers. But for the first sixty years or so of the field existing, these dev......

 2020-08-06 15:30 

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The Redesigned CNC Scroll Saw Rides Again...

When [Andrew Consroe] tried to build a CNC scroll saw, he quickly learned how tricky of a design problem it is. With a blade that only cuts in one direction, you can't simply move the tool in the X an......

 2020-08-06 14:01 

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Proteus, the Shape-Shifting and Possibly Non-Cuttable Material...

How cool would it be if there was a material that couldn't be cut or drilled into? You could make the baddest bike lock, the toughest-toed work boots, or the most secure door. Really, the list of poss......

 2020-08-06 11:00 

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Scratch Built Subnautica Sub Explores the Pool...

In Subnautica, players explore an alien underwater landscape with the help of a number of futuristic tools and vehicles. [Robert Cook] found himself particularly enamored with the large submarine you......

 2020-08-06 08:00 

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Miles the Spider Robot...

Who doesn't love robotic spiders? Today's biomimetic robot comes in the form of Miles, the quadruped spider robot from [_Robox].Miles uses twelve servos to control its motion, three on each of its......

 2020-08-06 05:00 

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Mold-Making Masterclass in Minutes...

Making silicone molds seems easy, but there are a lot of missteps to be made along the way that can mean the difference between a great, reusable mold, and one that's a sad waste of silicone. If you'r......

 2020-08-06 02:00 

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Can You Remembrandt Where This is From?...

A group of researchers have built an algorithm for finding hidden connections in artwork.The team, comprised of computer scientists from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Labora......

 2020-08-05 23:00 

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A Wood Gas Powered Lawn Mower...

When mowing the lawn, you generally have a choice of pushing power, electric or gasoline. Thanks to the nutty inventor [Colin Furze], you can now add wood gas to the list, as long as you don't mind so......

 2020-08-05 20:00 

Hackaday

RGB LED Shutter Shades...

[splat238] is back at it again with another cool RGB LED display project. We were contemplating whether or not our readers have had enough of these over the last few weeks, but we've learned over the ......

 2020-08-05 18:30 

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Illegal Blast Fishing Detector is All Ears...

Blast fishing -- the act of using explosives underwater to kill entire schools of fish with shock waves -- has been a widespread problem in the Philippines for decades. Although a few fishermen get ri......

 2020-08-05 17:01 

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The Smell Of Space...

In space, so the Alien tagline goes, nobody can hear you scream. One of the most memorable pieces of movie promotion ever, it refers to the effect of the vacuum of space on the things human senses req......

 2020-08-05 15:30 

Hackaday

Perfect Your Beer Pong Game with the PongMate CyberCannon Mark III...

[Grant] was inspired to help his party guests improve their beer pong game. What he created is a fairly impressive contraption, sure to make him unstoppable in his next bout.The device uses a gyrosc......

 2020-08-05 14:00 

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Teardown: Orthofix SpinalStim...

If you've ever had a particularly nasty fracture, your doctor may have prescribed the use of an electronic bone growth stimulator. These wearable devices produce a pulsed electromagnetic field around ......

 2020-08-05 11:00 

Hackaday

Pour Yourself a Glass of 100,000 Volts...

You'd be hard pressed to find a hacker or maker who doesn't have a soft spot for the tantalizing buzz and snap of a high voltage spark gap, but it remains the sort of project that most of us don't tak......

 2020-08-05 08:00 

Hackaday

The Game Boy as a Midi Synthesiser...

In the world of chiptune music there are many platforms to choose from, each with their own special flavour tot heir sound. The Game Boy has a particular following, but it differs from some of its con......

 2020-08-05 05:00 

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Retro Game Bow Tie...

[Greg] loves hacking his bow ties. Back in high school, he added some bright RGB LEDs to the bow tie he wore to prom and even won the male best-dressed award. Recently he decided to try another bow ti......

 2020-08-05 02:00 

Hackaday

A Hybrid Helical Antenna for the Es'hail-2 Geosynchronous Repeater...

Amateur radio operators like to say that working a contact in space can be done with a simple handheld transceiver and a homemade antenna. And while that's true, it's true only for low Earth orbit sat......

 2020-08-04 23:00 

Hackaday

Bringing an iPod to the Modern NAND Era...

Flash storage was a pretty big deal back in the mid '00s, although the storage sizes that were available at the time seem laughable by today's standards. For example, having an iPod that didn't have a......

 2020-08-04 20:00 

Hackaday

Official Arduboy Upgrade Module Nears Competition...

We've been big fans of the Arduboy since [Kevin Bates] showed off the first prototype back in 2014. It's a fantastic platform for making and playing simple games, but there's certainly room for improv......

 2020-08-04 18:30 

Hackaday

MenoPlay Through the Pain of Menopause...

Menopause, that fireworks finale of fertility, is like a second puberty that works in reverse. At least, that's what we hear. Along with mood swings and acne, there are new joys like hot flashes that ......

 2020-08-04 17:01 

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Fresh Food Year Round? You Can Thank Frederick McKinley Jones...

When you're a kid, one of the surest signs of summer is hearing the happy sound of the ice cream truck crawling through the neighborhood. You don't worry about how that magical truck is keeping the ic......

 2020-08-04 16:01 

Hackaday

Unbricking a $2,000 Exercise Bike with a Raspberry Pi Zero and Bluetooth Hacks...

Really, how did we get the point in this world where an exercise bike can be bricked? Such was the pickle that [ptx2] was in when their $2,000 bike by Flywheel Home Sports was left without the essenti......

 2020-08-04 15:01 

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Hackaday Remoticon: Our 2020 Conference is Packed with Workshops and We're Calling for Proposals...

We're proud to announce the Hackaday Remoticon, taking place everywhere November 6th - 8th, 2020. It's a weekend packed with workshops about hardware creation, held virtually for all to enjoy.But ......

 2020-08-04 14:00 

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Don't Let Endianness Flip You Around...

Most of the processor architectures which we come into contact with today are little-endian systems, meaning that they store and address bytes in a least-significant byte (LSB) order. Unlike in the pa......

 2020-08-04 11:00 

Hackaday

[NileRed] Makes Superconductors...

We always enjoy [NileRed's] videos. His latest shows how he made some relatively high-temperature superconducting ceramic. After finding what appeared to be some really good instructions on the Intern......

 2020-08-04 08:00 

Hackaday

Facial Detection with Pi + MATLAB...

[Monica] wanted to try a bit of facial detection with her Raspberry Pi and she found some pretty handy packages in MATLAB to help her do just that. The packages are based on the Viola-Jones algorithm ......

 2020-08-04 05:00 

Hackaday

IOT Pinball Puts Oktoberfest Fun on Tap...

We don't really miss going out to bars all that much, unless you're talking about the one downtown with all the pinball machines. Don't get us wrong -- pinball emulators have gotten crazy good, and yo......

 2020-08-04 02:00 

Hackaday

Optimizing GIF Playback For Microcontrollers...

Despite being cooked up by Compuserve back in the late 1980s, GIFs have seen a resurgence on the modern internet, mostly because they're fun. However, all our small embedded systems are getting color ......

 2020-08-03 23:01 

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William English, Computer Mouse Co-Creator, Has Passed...

We are saddened to report that William English, co-inventor of the computer mouse, died July 26 in San Rafael, California. He was 91 years old.[caption id=...

 2020-08-03 20:00 

Hackaday

Hack a Folding Bike to Help You Catch Some Pike...

For many of us, this whole pandemic thing has produced some unexpected upsides. One of [George Turvey]'s was finding a nice new scenic route to work that goes by a lake with bike trails. [George] thou......

 2020-08-03 18:30 

Hackaday

Cryptographic LCDs Use The Magic of XOR...

Digital security is always a moving target, with no one device or system every being truly secure. Whether its cryptographic systems being compromised, software being hacked, or baked-in hardware vuln......

 2020-08-03 17:00 

Hackaday

Linux-Fu: Help Messages for Shell Scripts and Here Documents...

Imagine that you want to output multiple lines of text in Bash, or any shell script. Maybe it's for a help string for a particularly convoluted shell script you're writing. You could have a separate e......

 2020-08-03 15:00 

Hackaday

Cheap And Effective Mosquito Trap Looks Like A Disco...

Words cannot quite articulate the collective loathing humankind has for mosquitoes, and rightfully so! These parasite peddling, blood sucking little critters are responsible for a great deal of human ......

 2020-08-03 14:01 

Hackaday

COVID Tracing Apps: What Europe Has Done Right, and Wrong...

Europe has been in COVID-containment mode for the last month, in contrast to the prior three months of serious lockdown. Kids went back to school, in shifts, and people went on vacation to countries w......

 2020-08-03 11:00 

Hackaday

Pinephone Gets Thermal Imaging Backpack...

When you buy a mass-market mobile phone, you're making the decision to trust a long list of companies with your private data. While it's difficult for any one consumer to fully audit even a single pie......

 2020-08-03 08:00 

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See the Science Behind VR Display Design, and What Makes a Problem Important...

VR headsets are more and more common, but they aren't perfect devices. That meant [Douglas Lanman] had a choice of problems to address when he joined Facebook Reality Labs several years ago. Right fro......

 2020-08-03 05:00 

Hackaday

Electrochemistry at Home...

A few years ago, I needed a teeny, tiny potentiostat for my biosensor research. I found a ton of cool example projects on Hackaday and on HardwareX, but they didn't quite fulfill exactly what I neede......

 2020-08-03 02:00 

Hackaday

Folding@Home And Rosetta, For ARM...

Most readers will be aware of the various distributed computing projects that provide supercomputer-level resources to researchers by farming out the computing tasks across a multitude of distributed ......

 2020-08-02 23:00 

Hackaday

Hackaday Links: August 2, 2020...

If you somehow manage to mentally separate yourself from the human tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic, it really has provided a fascinating glimpse into how our planet operates, and how much impact seve......

 2020-08-02 20:00 

Hackaday

A DIY 6.5-Digit Multimeter Is A Lesson In Clever Circuitry...

A multimeter is an easy prospect, right? Back in the day you could make one fairly easily with a decent panel meter and a set of precision resistors, and now a digital one can be had for throwaway pri......

 2020-08-02 17:00 

Hackaday

Springs and Things Wrap into a Polyhedron of Interactive LED Art...

Any resemblance between The Wobble Sphere and a certain virus making the rounds these days is purely coincidental. Although as yet another project undertaken during the COVID-19 lockdowns, we can see ......

 2020-08-02 14:00 

Hackaday

Little Jumping Bot Can Now Stick The Perfect Landing...

Sticking the perfect landing can take years of practice for a human gymnast, and it seems the same is true for little monopedal jumping robots. Salto-1P, an old acquaintance here on Hackaday, always n......

 2020-08-02 11:00 

Hackaday

Swimming Pool Lap Counter Relies On Ultrasound...

Swimming is a great way to exercise, both for the cardiovascular benefits and the improved muscle tone. However, while he's a fan, [Peter Quinn] sometimes finds it hard to keep track of how far he's g......

 2020-08-02 08:00 

Hackaday

Digital Caliper Talks For Accessibility, With This App...

A good instrument stays with its owner for a lifetime, becoming part of their essential trusted toolkit to be consulted as a matter of habit. If you use a caliper to measure dimensions you'll know t......

 2020-08-02 05:00 

Hackaday

Art Piece Builds Up Images with Dots on Thread...

Hackers being as a rule practical people, we sometimes get a little guff when we run a story on an art installation, on the grounds of not being sufficiently hacky. We understand that, but sometimes t......

 2020-08-02 02:00 

Hackaday

A Homebrew Radio, As All The Best Homebrew Radios Should Be...

It started with an old TV sound chip, and some curiosity. The TDA1701 that [Philip Bragg] found in a box of junk is a complete FM IF strip and audio power amplifier from the golden age of analogue PAL......

 2020-08-01 23:00 

Hackaday

VK-01 is a Bartender You Don't Need to Tip...

[Donald Bell's] robotic bartender entry into the 2020 Cocktail Robotics Grand Challenge is one of those things that sounds easy until you start getting into the details. After all, how hard is it to d......

 2020-08-01 20:00 

Hackaday

Playing the Pixelflut...

Every hacker gathering needs as many pixels as its hackers can get their hands on. Get a group together and you'll be blinded by the amount of light on display. (We propose...

 2020-08-01 17:00 

Hackaday

How Many of You Are There, Really?...

We're now accustomed to hearing,...

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