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Magic Wand Learns Spells through Machine Learning and an IMU

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Jennifer Wang likes to dress up for cosplay and she’s a Harry Potter fan. Her wizarding skills are technological rather than magical but to the casual …

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Weaponized Networked Printing is Now a Thing

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It’s a fairly safe bet that a Venn diagram of Hackaday readers and those who closely follow the careers of YouTube megastars doesn’t have a whole …

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5G Cellphone’s Location Privacy Broken Before It’s Even Implemented

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Although hard to believe in the age of cheap IMSI-catchers, “subscriber location privacy” is supposed to be protected by mobile phone protocols. The Authentication and Key Agreement …

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Hacking Your Way to a Custom TV Boot Screen

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More and more companies are offering ways for customers to personalize their products, realizing that the increase in production cost will be more than made up …

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A Scratch-Built Forgotten Classic Of The Early PC Age

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All the retrocomputer love for Commodore machines seems to fall on the C64 and Amiga, with a little sprinkling left over for the VIC-20. Those machines …

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Fail of the Week: A Candle Caused Browns Ferry Nuclear Incident

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A colleague of mine used to say he juggled a lot of balls; steel balls, plastic balls, glass balls, and paper balls. The trick was not …

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Mechanizing A Eurorack Sequencer | Hackaday

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Eurorack has taken over the synthesizer community, and hundreds of people are building their own eurorack modules. Michael Forrest designed and built his own Eurorack sequencer …

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Fan-Based Parts Tumbler Is A Breeze To Build

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A parts tumbler is a great tool to have around. But if you don’t use it all the time, it’s hard to justify dropping hundreds of …

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Eyes On The Prize Of Glucose Monitoring

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People with diabetes have to monitor their blood regularly, and this should not be a shock to anyone, but unless you are in the trenches you …

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Spend All Day On The Lake

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Solar vehicles are getting more and more common as the price of solar panels comes down, and the availability of motors and controllers for all of …