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Apollo Guidance Computer Saved From The Scrap Yard

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NASA needed a small and lightweight computer to send humans on their journey to the Moon and back, but computers of the day were made out …

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Dice Reader Brings Tech To Your Craps Game… Or, Ya Know, D&D

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There are truisms about dice that you’ve probably already heard: if you have just one of them it’s called a “die”, opposite faces of each die …

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Reverse Engineering An Ancient SBC With An Apple ][

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We spend a lot of time in our community discussing the many home computers from the 8-bit era, while almost completely ignoring their industrial equivalents. While …

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3D Printed Fan Filter Takes Cues From Costume Scene

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This custom fan filter created by Kolomanschell is a clever application of a technique used to create wearable 3D printed “fabrics”, which consist of printed objects …

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Add A Microscope To Your 3D Printer

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There are many ways to keep an eye on your 3D printer as it churns out the layers of your print. Most of us take a …

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Raspberry Pi Helps Vintage Psion Find Its Voice

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Ask a hacker to imagine computing in the 1980s, and they might think of the classic 8-bit all-in-one machines from the likes of Commodore and Atari, …

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High Performance Stereo Computer Vision For The Raspberry Pi

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Up until now, running any kind of computer vision system on the Raspberry Pi has been rather underwhelming, even with the addition of products such as …

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Make Your Own Flexible Panel Lights

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In this day and age, production values are everything. Even bottom-rung content creators are packing 4K smartphones and DSLRs these days, so if you want to …

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Maybe The Oldest Computer, Probably The Oddest

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Tadao Hamada works for Fujitsu Tokki, a subsidiary of the more famous Fujitsu. In 1956, Fujitsu decided to compete with IBM and built a relay-based computer, …

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An All-Iron Battery Isn’t Light, But It’s Cheap

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Rechargeable batteries are a technology that has been with us for well over a century, and which is undergoing a huge quantity of research into improved …