Month: January 2020

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Water Switch Lamp Illuminates Current Flow

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They always told you not to mix water and electricity. And while yes, that is good general advice regarding the two, you won’t rip a hole …

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Companion Bots Definitely Are The Droids You’re Looking For

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Companion robots are a breed that, heretofore, we’ve primarily seen in cinema. Free from the limits of real-world technology, they manage to be charismatic, cute, and …

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The Internet Of Football | Hackaday

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While football in the United States means something totally different from what it means in the rest of the world, fans everywhere take it pretty seriously. …

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Hackaday Podcast 052: Shorting Components, Printing Typewriter Balls, Taking Minimal Time Lapse, And Building A Makerspace Movie Prop

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Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys recap a great week in hardware hacking. There’s perfection in the air as clever 3D-printing turns a button and …

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The Multiyear Hunt For A Gameboy Game’s Bug

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Enddrift had a real problem trying to run a classic game, Hello Kitty Collection: Miracle Fashion Maker, into a GBA (Gameboy Advance) emulator. During startup, the …

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This Week In Security: OpenSTMPD, Kali Release, Scareware, Intel, And Unintended Consequences

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If you run an OpenBSD server, or have OpenSMTPD running on a server, go update it right now. Version 6.6.2, released January 28th, fixes an exploit …

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Sonic The Hedgehog Self-Balancing Robot Can Bend At The Knees

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Building your own self-balancing robot is a rite of passage for anyone getting into the field of robotics. Master of robots, James Bruton has been there, …

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This Crossbow Fires Cannonballs! | Hackaday

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The would-be invader of a mediaeval kingdom could expect to face some stern opposition from a variety of formidable weaponry. Making modern versions of these deadly …

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The Ohio Scientific 300 Trainer

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In the late 1970s there were a host of companies that dominated the computer market before the introduction of the IBM PC. One of these was …

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RemoteXY Simplifies Arduino Control | Hackaday

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Labpacks wanted to build a robot car controlled by his phone. As a Hackaday reader, of course you probably can imagine building the car. Most could …