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The Solderdoodle Open Source Iron Rides Again

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Over the last year or so, cordless portable soldering irons have become all the rage. In fact, at this point a good number of Hackaday readers …

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A Low Cost VR Headset

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Virtual reality systems have been at the forefront of development for several decades. While there are  commercial offerings now, it’s interesting to go back in time …

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Reset Your Router The Modern Way

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Many Hackaday readers will be settling back into their lives after a holiday period crammed into some family matriarch’s house along with too many assorted relatives, …

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The Mother of All Demos, 50 Years On

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If you’re like me, chances are pretty good that you’ve been taught that all the elements of the modern computer user interface — programs running in …

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2600-Inspired Handheld Brings the Faux Woodgrain

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The Atari 2600 is a console from a very different time, when home appliances, furniture, and even automobiles were all covered in fake vinyl woodgrain veneer. …

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Compiling NodeMCU for the ESP32 With Support for Public-Private Key Encryption

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When I began programming microcontrollers in 2003, I had picked up the Atmel STK-500 and learned assembler for their ATtiny and ATmega lines. At the time …

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A Practical Portable Wii Emerges from the Memes

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A few months ago, Shank built what will almost certainly go down in history as the world’s smallest portable Nintendo Wii. As it turns out, the …

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An Easy Way To MIDI Sync Your Eurorack Build

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Eurorack synthesizer builds are known for a lot of things; simplicity isn’t necessarily one of them. However, not everything on a modular synthesizer build has to …

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DIY Ribbon Element Upgrades A Studio Microphone

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For those with some experience with pro audio, the term “ribbon microphone” tends to conjure up an image of one of those big, chunky mics from …

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Superheterodyne Radios Explained | Hackaday

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The general public thinks there is one thing called a radio. Sure, they know there are radios that pick up different channels, but other than that, …