Month: July 2019

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AI Recognizes And Locks Out Murder Cats

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Anyone with a cat knows that the little purring ball of fluff in your lap is one tiny step away from turning into a bloodthirsty serial …

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Building A Geodesic Dome Greenhouse

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Greenhouses are a great way to improve conditions for your plants, and are an absolute necessity for any serious gardening in colder climates. When the time …

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Wire Bender Aims To Take Circuit Sculptures To The Next Level

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It doesn’t seem as though bending wire would be much of a chore, but when you’re making art from your circuits, it can be everything. Just …

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FarmBot Unveils New CNC Gardening Robot Models

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Across the Northern Hemisphere it is now summer and the growing season is in full swing. Vigorous plants that will soon bear tasty fruit are springing …

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Ask Hackaday: How Can You Build For A Ten Millennia Lifespan?

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There’s been a lot of news lately about the Long Now Foundation and Jeff Bezos spending $42 million or so on a giant mechanical clock that …

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School’s In Session With Arduboy Curriculum

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It’s hard not to be impressed by the Arduboy. In just a few short years, Kevin Bates went from proof of concept to a successful commercial …

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NASA’s “Green” Fuel Seeks Safer Spaceflight By Finally Moving Off Toxic Hydrazine

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Spaceflight is inherently dangerous. It takes a certain type of person to willingly strap into what’s essentially a refined bomb and hope for the best. But …

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Logic And EEPROMs Bring VGA To Life, Sans Microcontroller

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For whatever reason, the Video Graphics Array standard seems to attract a lot of hardware hacks. Most of them tend to center around tricking a microcontroller …

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Exploring Basement Humidity With A Raspberry Pi

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Sometimes a hack isn’t about building something cool. Sometimes it’s more tactical, where the right stuff is cobbled together to gather the information needed to make …

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The Comforting Blue Glow Of Old Time Radio

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When you think of an old radio it’s possible you imagine a wooden-cased tube radio receiver as clustered around by a 1940s family anxious for news …