Month: July 2019

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Put A Smoke Detector To Some Use

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While we’re certainly not denying that smoke detectors are useful, there’s a certain kind of tragedy to the fact that most of them will never realize …

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Preserving Historic NASA Display Technology

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When Patrick Hickey spent a tidy sum on eBay to purchase a pair of seven-segment displays used in the Launch Control Center at Kennedy Space Center …

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Pick And Place Robot Built With Fischertechnik

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We’d be entirely wrong to think that Fichertechnik is just a toy for kids. It’s also perfect for prototyping the control system of robots. davidatfsg’s recent …

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Teardown: Catel CTP300 Restaurant Pager

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I have a problem. If I go to a swap meet , or even a particularly well stocked yard sale, I feel compelled to buy something. …

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Vintage Computer Festival West Is Almost Here

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If you’ve got an interest in technology, a penchant for that particular shade of yellowed plastic, and happen to be located in the California area, then we’ve …

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Driving A Big RC Car On The Ceiling

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RC cars are a great way to have fun hooning around. There’s plenty of laughs to be had racing your friends in the local grocery store …

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C++20 Is Feature Complete; Here’s What Changes Are Coming

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If you have an opinion about C++, chances are you either love it for its extensiveness and versatility, or you hate it for its bloated complexity …

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Etch-A-Selfie | Hackaday

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Taking a selfie before the modern smartphone era was a true endeavor. Flip phones didn’t have forward-facing cameras, and if you want to go really far …

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Apple Lightning Video Adaptors Run IOS, Dynamically Loaded

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Apple has for a very long time been a company that ploughs its own furrow when it comes to peripherals, with expensive proprietary hardware being the …

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Dreamcast Gets A Plug-n-Play Hard Drive Mod

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The Dreamcast was a proud moment for Sega, at least initially, being the first console to launch of a new generation. Unfortunately this didn’t translate into …