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Visual Airplane Tracker Runs On Pi

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As no doubt is the case with many readers, there is a Raspberry Pi running in the yard near where this is being written that tracks …

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You Won’t Hear This Word On The Street

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The simplest answer to a problem is not necessarily always the best answer. If you ask the question, “How do I get a voice assistance to …

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A Turntable For Model Railroads

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Way back when, before diesel-electric locomotives were a thing, trains weren’t really able to go backwards too well. Also it’s sometimes necessary to turn carriages around …

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No Moving Parts: Phased Array Antennas Move While Standing Still

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If you watch old science fiction or military movies — or if you were alive back in the 1960s — you probably know the cliche for …

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ESP8266 AC Controller Shows Whats Possible

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People often get the impression that home built hardware is destined to have a certain amateurish look or feel to it. It’s as though just because …

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Low Tech High Safety and the NYC Subway System

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The year is 1894. You are designing a train system for a large city. Your boss informs you that the mayor’s office wants assurances that trains …

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Hackaday Podcast Ep1 – Seriously, We Know What We’re Doing

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First podcast of the new year! Editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys look back on the most interesting hacks and can’t-miss articles from the past week …

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Robot Arm is a Fast Learner

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Not long ago, machines grew their skills when programmers put their noses to the grindstone and mercilessly attacked those 104 keys. Machine learning is turning some …

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Ask Hackaday: Help Me Pick A CAD Package

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Of all the skills that I have picked up over the years as an engineer, there is one that has stayed with me and been a …

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Nintendo 64 Homebrew Via Game Shark

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The Nintendo 64 is a classic console now, and much loved, despite losing in commercial stakes to the dominating PlayStation from Sony. It’s one that doesn’t …