Month: July 2019

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Reflecting On Margaret Hamilton: 50 Years After Apollo 11

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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo moon landing, Google created a 1.4-square-mile portrait of NASA software developer Margaret Hamilton using more than …

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Big Ol’ LED Wall Looks Cool, Can Draw Over 170 Amps

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Building giant LED walls comes with a serious set of challenges. Whether they lie in power, cable routing, or just finding a way to clock out …

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Open Source Smart Display Takes The Long Way Around

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Thanks to the relatively low cost of the Raspberry Pi and high resolution LCD screens, “smart displays” have become a favorite project of those looking to …

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Machinist Tools: Edge Finding | Hackaday

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Machinists like to live on the edge, but they always want to know precisely where it is. If you’ve watched any machining videos (*cough*) then you’ve …

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BootBasic Fits Your Favorite Language In The Boot Sector

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Humans seem to have a need to do things that aren’t practical. Make the biggest ball of twine. Engrave the Declaration of Independence on a grain …

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RTL-SDR: Seven Years Later | Hackaday

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Before swearing my fealty to the Jolly Wrencher, I wrote for several other sites, creating more or less the same sort of content I do now. …

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Tiny ThinkPad Plays Tiny Games

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Paul Klinger can’t seem to get enough of building tiny, amazing gaming rigs, and we love him for that. They combine two of our favorites: miniatures …

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Run Your Own Phone To Bring The Dreamcast Back Online

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Playing a video game online is almost second nature now. So much so that almost all multiplayer video games have ditched their split-screen multiplayer modes because …

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Chiptunes Via USB MIDI With The AY-3-8910

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There are many venerable soundchips in the chiptune pantheon, of which the AY-3-8910 is perhaps one of the lesser known. Having not served on active duty …

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Four Years Of Learning ESP8266 Development Went Into This Guide

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The ESP8266 is a great processor for a lot of projects needing a small microcontroller and Wi-Fi, all for a reasonable price and in some pretty …