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Adding a micro cam with IR night vision to your projects
posted January 17 2011 5:58.02 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Brad from LucidScience sent us his latest hack. This is a two-parts guide. On the first part, he explains the basics about micro cameras and the...

[Link: lucidscience]
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Tags: electronic project   diy   part review   security   

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   

Wireless power transmission experiments
posted January 14 2011 19:43.02 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Alan Yates from vk2zay seems that he likes wireless power transfer. Therefore, he has a page in which he presents his experiments that he does. Here is his latest video, in which he...

[Link: vk2zay]
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Tags: wireless power   theory/tutorial   science   experiments   wireless   physics   diy   high voltage   

Make instant hot-ice with a single touch
posted January 10 2011 21:49.35 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Chemistry rules! I wish i knew more than plain basics. Youtube user monkeyfunky has this video, in which he demonstrates how can someone make instant hot ice with a simple finger touch...

[Link: monkeyfunky]
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Tags: chemistry   diy   games and fun   experiments   science   

Homemade C-Discharge point welder machine looks pro
posted January 10 2011 21:33.15 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Herctrap sent me another interesting video from youtube. User Fritz9111 made an excellent dual pulse capacitor discharge point welder machine. The circuit is based on the PIC...

[Link: frikkieg]
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Tags: electronic project   diy   microcontroller   pic   tools   

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   

This DIY pressure sensor will cost you less than 1$
posted January 9 2011 11:21.53 by Giorgos Lazaridis

I love prototype ideas that use nothing to make something! This is the complete opposite of today's state of things, that is required by the people to use more in order to get less...

[Link: todayifoundout]
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Tags: crazy hack   physics   chemistry   diy   inventions   sensors   recycling   

Drive 8 digits retro train station split-flaps
posted January 4 2011 20:22.56 by Giorgos Lazaridis

You have certenly seen before such digits, maybe in train stations or airports. Here is a DIY controller for them, built with PIC microcontrollers...

[Link: jave]
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Tags: electronic project   diy   clock   microcontroller   pic   mechanical   

Cool srtaw tube lamp!
posted January 4 2011 5:53.10 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Youtube user herctrap sent us another cool idea. In this video, he shows how can someone make a very simple tube light, using only a couple of...

[Link: herctrap]
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Tags: crazy hack   diy   led   mods   artistic   

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