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Arduino Enters the Cloud | Hackaday

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Love it or hate it, for many people embedded systems means Arduino. Now Arduino is leveraging its more powerful MKR boards and introducing a cloud service, …

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Can You Take Control Of A TinyWhoop?

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Regular readers will have followed our series of posts looking at the issues surrounding reports of drones in proximity to aircraft, and will have noted that …

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Piezoelectric Gyro Shows How They Rolled Back in the Day

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There’s no doubting the wonders that micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology have brought to the world. With MEMS chips, your phone can detect the slightest movement, turning …

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An Arduino From The Distant Past

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Arduinos are a handy tool to have around. They’re versatile, cheap, easy to program, and have a ton of software libraries to build on. They’ve only …

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Finite Element Analysis Results In Smart Infill

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If you would like to make a 3D print stronger, just add more material. Increase the density of the infill, or add more perimeters. The problem …

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A 3D Printer To PCB Miller Conversion

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Got a 3D printer? With a bit of work, you may also have a PCB miller. That’s the basis of this neat hack by Gosse Adema, …

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The TRS80 Model 100 Gets A Brain Transplant

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We’ll forgive you if you were busy in the ’80s, and missed the TRS80 Model 100. It was a portable version of the original, ran on …

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R/C Whirlygig Is Terrifyingly Unstable

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In the days during and immediately after World War II, aerospace research was a forefront consideration for national security. All manner of wild designs were explored …

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Hacking the humble Roadster Bicycle

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Think of bicycles, and your first mental image could be something pretty fancy. Depending on which side of the sport you favor, you could end up …

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Make Your Own Phosphorescent Material

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Phosphors are key to a whole swathe of display and lighting technologies. Cathode ray tubes, vacuum fluorsecent displays, and even some white LEDs all use phosphors …