Month: August 2019

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RISC-V Uses Carbon Nanotubes | Hackaday

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In a recent article in Nature, you can find the details of a RISC-V CPU built using carbon nanotubes. Of course, Nature is a pricey proposition, …

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A Radio Transceiver From A Cable Modem Chipset

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It’s a staple of our community’s work, to make electronic devices do things their manufacturers never intended for them. Analogue synthesisers using CMOS logic chips for …

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Micropython And C Play Together Better

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Python is a versatile, powerful language but sometimes it’s not the best choice, especially if you’re doing work in embedded systems with limited memory. Sometimes you …

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Spot Adulterated Olive Oil With This Spectrophotometer

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Olive oil at its finest quality is a product that brings alive the Mediterranean cuisine of which it is a staple. Unfortunately for many of us …

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Odd-Sized Military Headphone Connectors, Tamed!

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Military headphones, at least the older ones, are like few other sound reproducers. They are an expression of function over form, with an emphasis on robustness …

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AI Poised To Turn The Internet Into Gibberish

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Last Thursday two lowly masters grad students, Aaron Gokaslan and Vanya Cohen managed to replicate the secretive OpenAI model and cheekily named their version OpenGPT-2. The …

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Steampunk Radio Looks The Business

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Radios are, by and large, not powered by steam. One could make the argument that much of our municipal electricity supply does come via steam turbines, …

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Voice Chess Uses Phone, Arduino, And An Electromagnet

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Diyguypt may be an altruist to provide the means for people who can’t manipulate chess pieces to play the game. Or he may just have his …

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ReMarkable Tablet Scores A MicroSD Slot

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There’s been a marked trend towards modern tablets and phones having fewer expansion options. It’s becoming rarer to find a microSD slot available, which can be …

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The Gorgeous Hardware We Can’t Take Our Eyes Away From

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High resolution digital cameras are built into half of the devices we own (whether we want them or not), so why is it still so hard …