Month: June 2019

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Hackaday Links: June 30, 2019

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In our continuing series of, ‘point and laugh at this guy’, I present a Kickstarter for the, “World’s First Patented Unhackable Computer Ever”.  It’s also a …

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Extracting Power From USB Type C

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For the last decade or so, we’ve been powering and charging our portable devices with USB. It’s a system that works; you charge batteries with DC, …

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Make The Product By Hacking The Catalogue

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We’ve all had that moment of seeing a product that’s an object of desire, only to realize that it’s a little beyond our means. Many of …

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Build Your Own Selfie Drone With Computer Vision

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In late 2013 and early 2014, in the heady days of the drone revolution, there was one killer app — the selfie drone. Selfie sticks themselves …

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Turn A Ceiling Fan Into A Wind Turbine… Almost

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It’s not uncommon to drive around the neighborhood on trash day and see one or two ceiling fans haphazardly strewn onto a pile of garbage bags, …

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Connecting New York City To The Backbone: Meet NYC’s Mesh Network

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Access to fast and affordable internet is a big issue in the USA, even in a major metropolis such as New York City. Amidst a cartel …

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Building A DIY Desktop-Sized Arcade Machine

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Full-sized arcade cabinets are undeniably cool, but take up a lot of space and can be somewhat of a handful. PleaseNoFisticuffs desired something a little more …

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An SDR Transceiver The Old-School Way

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Software-defined radios or SDRs have provided a step-change in the way we use radio. From your FM broadcast receiver which very likely now has single-application SDR …

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Automatic Cut-Off Saw Takes The Tedium Out Of A Twenty-Minute Job

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For Turbo Conquering Mega Eagle, the question was simple: Do I spend 20 minutes slaving away in front of a bandsaw to cut a bunch of short …

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The Flat-Pack 3D Printed Model

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For a hundred years or thereabouts, if you made something out of plastic, you used a mold. Your part would come out of the mold with …