Month: August 2019

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FiberGrid: An Inexpensive Optical Sensor Framework

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When building robots, or indeed other complex mechanical systems, it’s often the case that more and more limit switches, light gates and sensors are amassed as …

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CCCamp: 5,000 Hackers Out Standing In Their Field

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What do hackers do on vacation? What do hackers do whenever they have free time? What do you love to do? That’s right. But how much …

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Hackaday Podcast 033: Decompressing From Camp, Nuclear Stirling Engines, Carphone Or Phonecar, And ArduMower

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Hackaday Editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams are back from Chaos Communication Camp, and obviously had way too much fun. We cover all there was to …

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Your Arduino SAMD21 ADC Is Lying To You

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One of the great things about the Arduino environment is that it covers a wide variety of hardware with a common interface. Importantly, this isn’t just …

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This Week In Security: VPN Gateways, Attacks In The Wild, VLC, And An IP Address Caper

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We’ll start with more Black Hat/DEFCON news. Meh Chang and Orange Tsai from Devcore took a look at Fortinet and Pulse Secure devices, and found multiple …

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Arduino On MBed | Hackaday

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Sometimes it seems like Arduino is everywhere. However, with a new glut of IoT processors, it must be quite a task to keep the Arduino core …

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Building A Robot Rover For Those Tough Indoor Missions

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Making an outdoor rover is easy stuff, with lots of folk having them doing their roving activities on beaches and alien worlds. Clearly the new frontier …

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How To Play Doom – And More – On An NES

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Doom was a breakthrough game for its time, and became so popular that now it’s essentially the “Banana For Scale” of hardware hacking. Doom has been …

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This Heads Up Display Is All Wet

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Athletes have a long history of using whatever they can find to enhance their performance or improve their training. While fitness tracker watches are nothing new, …

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See If Someone Has Been In Your Drawers With This Simple Alarm

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There’s a spy movie – probably from the James Bond franchise – in which our hero is staying in a fancy hotel. It’s crawling with enemies, …