Month: May 2019

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Freeform ESP8266 Network Attached Data Display

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Like many of us, Josef Adamčík finds himself fascinated with so-called “freeform” electronic designs, where the three dimensional circuit makes up sections of the device’s structure. …

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Make Your Own Old School LED Displays

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We live in an era in which all manner of displays are cheap and readily available. A few dollars spent online can net you a two-line …

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A Work Light For Hacker Events

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If you’ve ever attended a hacker camp, you’ll know the problem of a field of tents lit only by the glow of laser illumination through the …

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This Week in Security: Baltimore, MacOS Zipfile Security, and App Store Monopolies

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Baltimore. The city was breached, crippled and held for ransom. The ransomware attack was discovered on May 7th, shutting down a major portion of the city’s …

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Hackaday Podcast Ep21: Chasing Rockets, Tripping on Vintage Synthesizers, a Spectacular IoT Security Fail, and Early Alzheimer’s Detection via VR

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Mike Szczys is on a well-deserved vacation this week, so staff writer Dan Maloney joins managing editor Elliot Williams for a look at all the great …

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Flex PCB Saves Lens From The Junk Pile

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There’s a piece of tech that many of us own, but very few of us have dissected. This is strange, given our community’s propensity for wielding …

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See Starlink’s “Space Train” Before it Leaves the Station

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Have you looked up into the night sky recently and seen a bizarre line of luminous dots? Have you noticed an uptick in the number of …

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A Doppler Radar Module From First Principles

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If you’ve ever cast your eyes towards experimenting with microwave frequencies it’s likely that one of your first ports of call was a cheaply-available Doppler radar …

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Making Autonomous Racing Drones Lean And Mean

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Recently the MAVLab (Micro Air Vehicle Laboratory) at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands proudly proclaimed having made an autonomic drone that’s a mere …

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glScopeClient: A Permissively-Licensed Remote Oscilloscope Utility

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One of the most convenient things about modern digital oscilloscopes is that you can access the recorded data on a computer for later analysis, advanced protocol …