Month: December 2018

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The Art of Vacuum Tube Fabrication

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Vacuum tubes fueled a technological revolution. They made the amplification of signals a reality for transatlantic telephone cables (and transcontinental ones too), they performed logic for …

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Cybersecurity and Insurance | Hackaday

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Insurance is a funny business. Life insurance, for example, is essentially betting someone you will die before your time. With the recent focus on companies getting …

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Ion Powered Airplane: Not Coming to an Airport Near You

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Not that we don’t love Star Trek, but the writers could never decide if ion propulsion was super high tech (Spock’s Brain) or something they used …

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Take a Mini Lathe for a Spin

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This Old Tony is no stranger to quality tools, but he started on a mini lathe. Nostalgia does not stop him from broadcasting his usual brand …

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Finding Bugs in Bluetooth | Hackaday

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Jiska Classen and Dennis Mantz created a tool called Internal Blue that aims to be a Swiss-army knife for playing around with Bluetooth at a lower …

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RFID Doing More than ID

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RFID is a workhorse in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets. Passive tags, like work badges and key fobs, need a base station but not the tags. …

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Pushbutton → Push Notification | Hackaday

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How many mundane devices upgrade to IoT because they let you monitor a single data point or a variable? That little nudge over the communication precipice …

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The Very Slow Movie Player Does it With E-Ink

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Most displays are looking to play things faster. We’ve got movies at 60 frames per second, and gaming displays that run at 144 fps. But what …

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Starlite: Super Material That Protects Hands from Pesky Blowtorches

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A super-material that’s non-toxic, highly flame resistant, and a good enough insulator, you can literally hold fire in your hand? Our interest was definitely caught by …

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This Raspberry Pi Is A Stereo Camera And So Much More

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Over the years we have featured a huge array of projects featuring the Raspberry Pi, but among them there is something that has been missing in …