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Dirty Tricks For 6502 Programming

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We know the 6502 isn’t exactly the CPU of choice for today’s high-performance software, but with the little CPU having appeared in so many classic computers …

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Get Ready For Games Night With 3D Catan

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Settlers of Catan is a staple for boardgaming aficionados. Some fans like to express themselves by building a custom set of their own, and Maclsk is no …

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A Range-Extended Electric Van | Hackaday

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The only thing limiting the range on any electric vehicle isn’t really battery technology, but cost. Customers don’t want to pay more money for an electric …

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Lithophanes Ditch The Monochrome With A Color Layer

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3D printed lithophanes are great, if a bit monochromatic. Thomas Brooks (with help from Jason Prius) changed all that with a tool for creating color lithophanes but …

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Circuit VR: Advanced Falstad Logic With Geniac

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I find that if I’m trying to make a point with a student or a colleague about a circuit, sometimes the Falstad online simulator is worth …

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Behold The Crimson Axlef*cker (Do Not Insert Finger)

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Are your aluminum extrusions too straight? The Crimson Axlef*cker can help you out. It’s a remarkable 3D printed, 4-stage, 125:1 reduction gearbox driven by a brushless …

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Echos Of The Cold War: Nuclear-Powered Missiles Have Been Tried Before

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On August 8th, an experimental nuclear device exploded at a military test facility in Nyonoksa, Russia. Thirty kilometers away, radiation levels in the city of Severodvinsk …

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Putting The Coanda Effect To Work On A Quadcopter

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The Coanda effect is an aerodynamic principle regarding the way fluids tend to flow along curved surfaces. This can be used to direct a flow, and …

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Game On With These Open Source Arduino Buzzers

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Planning a game of Hacker Jeopardy at your next meetup? You’re going to want some proper buzzers to complete the experience, but why buy when you …

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Fail Of The Week: How Not To Light Pipe

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You’d think that something made out of glass and epoxy would transmit a decent amount of light. Unfortunately for Jeremy Ruhland, it turns out that FR4 …