Month: November 2019

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5 Kilowatts In A 3D Printed Jet Boat

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Radio control projects used to be made of materials such as metal or wood, and involve lots of hand crafted parts. That’s still one way to …

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Detecting Water Before It’s Too Late

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mcu_nerd is like any engineer, which is why his problem of an occasionally leaky water heater sure looks like a research project with no end in …

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Best Buy’s IoT Goes Dark, Leaving Some “Smart” Products Dumbfounded

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Bad news if you bought several Insignia-branded smart devices from Best Buy. The company has decided to shut down the back end systems that make them …

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Ethernet, Over DC Power | Hackaday

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We’re used to extending our network connections and being no longer constrained in our use of Ethernet by proximity to a switch or hub. Our houses …

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Jubilee: A Toolchanging Homage To 3D Printer Hackers Everywhere

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I admit that I’m late to the 3D printing game. While I just picked up my first printer in 2018, the rest of us have been …

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Aging Alcohol In 30 Minutes

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Many alcoholic beverages are aged in barrels for long periods of time. The aim is to impart flavors from the wood of the barrel into the …

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Upgrade Board Turns Typewriter Into A Teletype

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It may come as little surprise to find that Hackaday does not often play host to typewriter projects. While these iconic machines have their own particular …

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Two Vintage Calculators In One

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The FPGA revolution that occurred within the past few decades was a boon to many people interested in “antique” electronics. The devices “wire together” logic elements …

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Peltier Device Experiments | Hackaday

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Once an exotic component, solid state heat pumps or Peltier devices are now pretty mainstream. The idea is simple: put electricity through a Peltier device and …

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This Arduino Keeps Its Eyes On You

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Will wanted to build some animatronic eyes that didn’t require high-precision 3D printing. He wound up with a forgiving design that uses an Arduino and six …