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5 things to occupy your old laptop
posted January 26 2011 20:14.35 by Giorgos Lazaridis

So, you think it is time to put aside your old laptop, for the new shiny sweet? Forget it! Gizmodo posted a new entry, in which Casey Chan gives 5 great ideas to do with it. In this page...

[Link: gizmodo]
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Tags: theory/tutorial   tips   pc related   crazy hack   mods   

An RGB LED Cylinder
posted January 22 2011 21:19.33 by Giorgos Lazaridis

When we think of LED-made geometrical structures, we usually think of LED cubes. Many people though make LED cylinders, not as popular as the cubes, but still very impressive. This link was...

[Link: blackfede666]
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Tags: RGB   microcontroller   electronic project   crazy hack   led   games and fun   artistic   avr   

Blurry pictures no more - Arduino helps to clears them
posted January 22 2011 20:58.28 by Giorgos Lazaridis

I don't know about you, but i ainít got the steady hand for taking pictures. So this hack could be a good solution for me. These folks did some nice work...

[Via: hackaday]    [Link: microsoft]
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Tags: crazy hack   electronic project   physics   microcontroller   accelerometer   arduino   sensors   

What all these numbers on credit cards mean?
posted January 22 2011 20:40.41 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Many people might have never wonder themselves what the numbers on the credit cards mean. Others may think that they come from weird algorithms unable for humans to understand...

[Link: gizmodo]
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Tags: crazy hack   tips   commercial   

Open sesame - Motorized curtains
posted January 19 2011 7:44.57 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Simeon Kuninski [electronics-lab] made a system to automatically open and close the curtains. He also added an IR receiver to remote-control it. The system is based on the ATMEGA328...

[Link: electronics-lab]
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Tags: crazy hack   electronic project   diy   microcontroller   arduino   wireless   mechanical   

A linear actuator hack on the cheap
posted January 14 2011 20:05.50 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Linear actuators are so fantastic mechanical components for robotics, and also so expensive... Jeremie sent us his latest hack, which comes to save the day for many DIY maniacs. His...

[Link: sk8rj10]
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Tags: crazy hack   robot   green   diy   rc servo   mechanical   

Cycle through Google earth with this bike!
posted January 10 2011 21:15.30 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Now, here is something for those who want to exercise with a static bike, but want to spice it up a little bit. Instructables user braingram made this mod of a regular bicycle...

[Link: instructables]
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Tags: crazy hack   electronic project   microcontroller   arduino   games and fun   pc related   google   

Steam powered bicycle!
posted January 9 2011 13:04.12 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Do you believe this guy! Youtube user DidHEDiedChannel made a nice bike, which uses steam power to move! Unfortunately, there is no more info...

[Link: DidHEDiedChannel]
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Tags: crazy hack   physics   auto/moto   mechanical   

Five breadboard tips to make your life easier
posted January 9 2011 11:47.18 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Before i go to PCB, i usually do a lot of breadboard prototyping. Breadboards are very easy and flexible to use. Nevertheless, a few more tricks to make their use even easier...

[Via: make]    [Link: 43oh]
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Tags: crazy hack   diy   tips   experiments   

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