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Excellent home-made component tester-Poorly documented
posted February 5 2011 10:10.09 by Giorgos Lazaridis




This is the most professional-like DIY component tester i've ever seen. Unfortunately, the maker provides no info how he made it. I can only tell that it is based on the mighty...

[Link: jcomega.getalife-mod]
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Tags: electronic project   touch screen   microcontroller   pic   inventions   tools   



Ping-Pong wall clock looks great
posted February 3 2011 8:17.47 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Last year, we featured a wall monitor made of ping-pong balls cut in half. It was an awesome hack and a great idea. Ping-pong balls were cut in half to perform diffusers for the...

[Link: hackaday]
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Tags: crazy hack   electronic project   clock   diy   microcontroller   avr   








Brute-force safe-cracking bot
posted February 2 2011 7:13.46 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Traditional safes have many protection layers against thieves. Two very curious MIT students made an automatic dialer that is possible to open a safe. The method is simple: Brute-force...

[Link: kvogt]
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Tags: electronic project   crazy hack   robot   microcontroller   mechanical   security   



PIC - Digital Tachometer/RPM Counter
posted January 27 2011 19:49.43 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Chris from pyroelectro send us his latest project. Based on the PIC 18F452, he made a tachometer and RPM counter. An IR transmitter/receiver pair is connected to the microcontroller...

[Link: pyroelectro]
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Tags: electronic project   lcd   diy   microcontroller   pic   



The EGO BOX, a physical website visits display
posted January 24 2011 21:24.24 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Everyone that owns a website wants to know the number of visitors. Usually, people put counter scripts or subscribe to a service like analytics, but Bogdan from electrobob had...

[Link: electrobob]
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Tags: internet related   avr   monitor   7-seg led   ethernet   microcontroller   diy   electronic project   








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   



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   








Cake drawing on 3 axis
posted January 14 2011 19:19.17 by Giorgos Lazaridis




A group of students from the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Massachusetts, had a very delicious idea. They made a CNC that draws frozen drawings on cakes! A custom made...

[Via: wired]    [Link: Olin College]
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Tags: electronic project   robot   microcontroller   arduino   mechanical   games and fun   cnc   

















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