Month: September 2019

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Pie Face Game Rigged To Throw Pie At Anyone But You

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Pie Face is a game that does pretty much what you’d expect from the title. Players sit in front of a spring loaded arm, taking turns …

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Hackaday Links: September 29, 2019

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In a sure sign that we’ve arrived in the future, news from off-world is more interesting this week than Earth news. When the InSight probe landed …

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Upgrading A MIDI Controller With An FPGA

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While the “M” in MIDI stands for “musical”, it’s possible to use this standard for other things as well. s-ol has been working on a VJ …

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Probe The Galaxy On A Shoestring With This DIY Hydrogen-Line Telescope

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Foil-lined foam insulation board, scraps of lumber, and a paint-thinner can hardly sound like the tools of a radio astronomer. But when coupled with an SDR, …

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The Price Of Domestic Just In Time Manufacturing

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Hardware is hard, manufacturing only happens in China, accurate pricing is a dark art. Facts which are Known To Be True. And all things which can …

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This Word Clock Has Dirty Alphanumeric Mouth

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Clocks which use words to tell the time in place of numbers are an increasingly popular hacker project, but we have to admit that before seeing …

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DIY Thermal Imager Uses DIY Gaussian Blur

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Under the right circumstances, Gaussian blurring can make an image seem more clearly defined. DZL demonstrates exactly this with a lightweight and compact Gaussian interpolation routine …

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Chinese Radio Telescope Hopes To Find Exoplanets FAST

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People who enjoy radio are constantly struggling to find a place to erect a bigger and better antenna. Of course it’s a different story and the …

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Maps To SMS, When You’re Really Far Away

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GPS is available on most smart phones, which is all well and good unless you drive out into a place with weak service. Unless you want …

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Arduino Wire Bender Probably Won’t Kill All Humans

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Do you want to make your own springs? Yeah, that’s what we thought. Well, blow the dust off of that spare Arduino and keep reading. A …