Month: April 2019

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3D Printing A Water Jet Drive

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Ivan Miranda is always experimenting with 3D printing, and recently has been taking his work on the water. His latest creation is a racing paddle boat, …

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Camera Sees Electromagnetic Interference Using an SDR and Machine Vision

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It’s one thing to know that your device is leaking electromagnetic interference (EMI), but if you really want to solve the problem, it might be helpful …

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A Stylish Low Part Count Non-Contact Thermometer

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A non-contact thermometer is a pretty common tool anymore, and one that most of us probably have kicking around the lab. You can grab them online …

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KiCad Community Shines at First Ever KiCon

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Last weekend was KiCon, a gathering of hardware developers from all over the world who use KiCad open source EDA software. This included many of the …

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OpenGL Shaders And An LED Cube

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Back in February at the Hacker Hotel camp in the Netherlands, among the many pieces of work around the venue was a rather attractive LED cube. …

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Teardown: Refuel Propane Tank Monitor

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Regular Hackaday readers will know that the clearance section of your local big box retailer is a great place to pick up oddball gadgets and gizmos …

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Fritzing Is Back, And This Time It’s Written In JavaScript!

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Fritzing has been stuck in the mud for just over a year now. There were no updates for many months, and members of the community wondered …

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Hacking A Cheap eBay Frequency Counter

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eBay is a wondrous land, full of Star Wars memorabilia in poor condition, old game consoles at insane markups, and a surprising amount of DIY electronics. …

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3D Printing A Lifting Body Aircraft

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When you think of unconventional aircraft, flying wings have had plenty of time in the sun over the last few decades. With striking designs like the …

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Benchmarking a Garbage Disposal Using The 3DBenchy Tugboat

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We’ve always had a love-hate relationship with 3DBenchy, the tugboat-shaped 3D printer calibration target. On one hand, it’s incredibly useful to have a common, widely used, …