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Raspberry Pi Powers This Retro Chess Computer

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If you imagine somebody playing chess against the computer, you’ll likely be visualizing them staring at their monitor in deep thought, mouse in hand, ready to …

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A Quartet of Drills Put The Spurs To This Electric Utility Vehicle

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Low-slung body style. Four-wheel drive. All electric drivetrain. Turns on a dime. Neck-snapping acceleration. Leather seating surface. Is it the latest offering from Tesla? Nope; it’s …

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Modular Feeders For SMD Component Tape

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Making one of something is pretty easy, and making ten ain’t too bad. But what if you find yourself trying to make a couple of hundred …

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Making Your Breadboard Projects A Little More Permanent

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Many a budding electronics maker got their start not with a soldering iron, but with the humble breadboard. With its push connections, the breadboard enables electronics …

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This Machine Teaches Sign Language

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Sign language can like any language be difficult to learn if you’re not immersed in it, or at least learning from someone who is fluent. It’s …

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Green Hacking: Overclocking Photosynthesis | Hackaday

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We think of hacking as bending technology to our will. But some systems are biological,  and we’re also starting to see more hacking in that area. …

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Super Simple Sensor Makes DSLR Camera Motion Sensitive

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Do you have a need to photographically document the doings of warm-blooded animals? If so, a game camera from the nearest hunting supplier is probably your …

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Sugar As A Bed Adhesive For 3D Printing

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3D printers, like most CNC machines, reward careful thought and trial and error. It’s important to use the correct machine settings and to prepare the build …

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Tech Tattoos Trace Two Dimensions

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Flexible circuit boards bend as you might expect from a playing card, while skin stretches more like knit fabric. The rules for making circuit boards and …

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RC Controller Becomes XInput Controller

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XInput is an API that is used by applications to interface with the Xbox 360 Controller for Windows. The 360 controller became somewhat of a “standard” …