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 2022-06-30 20:00 

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ESP32 Camera Slider Build Keeps Things in Perspective...

We've seen a lot of camera slider builds here at Hackaday, and for good reason: having one really lets you take your project documentation, especially videos, to the next level. It's one of those forc......

 2022-06-30 18:30 

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Adding Voluminous Joy to a DIY Turbojet With a DIY Afterburner...

You don't happen to own and operate your own turbojet engine, do you? If you do, have you ever had the urge to...

 2022-06-30 15:30 

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It's RAID. With Floppy drives....

There are some tings that should be possible, so just have to be tried. [Action Retro] has a great video showing just such an escapade, the creation of a large RAID 0 array using a pile of USB floppy ......

 2022-06-30 14:00 

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A Math Based Personality For Games...

We make no apologies for being hardware focused here at Hackaday, but that doesn't mean we aren't occasionally impressed by a particularly inspired feat of bit wrangling. For example, [t3ssel8r] has t......

 2022-06-30 11:00 

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Performing Magic With a Little High-Tech Help...

Doing magic with cards involves a lot of precise dexterity to know which card is where. For plenty of tricks, this is often knowledge and control of a single card or a small number of cards. But knowi......

 2022-06-30 09:00 

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Raspberry Pi Pico W Adds Wireless...
 2022-06-30 05:00 

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Gym Equipment Converted To Generator...

Energy cannot be created or destroyed, but the most likely eventual conclusion of changing it from one form or another will be relatively useless heat. For those that workout with certain gym equipmen......

 2022-06-30 02:00 

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Record-Setting Jumper Tosses Biomimicry Out The Window...

How can a few grams of battery, geared motor, and some nifty materials get a jumping robot over 30 meters into the air? It wasn't by copying a grasshopper, kangaroo, or an easily scared kitty. How was......

 2022-06-29 23:00 

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A Home Made Laser Cutter for 700$...

While some decent lasers are out there for under USD 400, they tend to be a little small. What if you wanted something a little nicer but didn't want to jump to the USD 2000 category? The answer for [......

 2022-06-29 20:00 

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Odd Inputs and Peculiar Peripherals: Miniature Steel Drums Become Rotary Mouse Controllers...

When [bornach] browsed through his office's free-cycling box he found an old novelty toy that lets you play simple tunes on miniature steel drums. Such a thing is probably fun for about five minutes -......

 2022-06-29 18:30 

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Hackaday Prize 2022: The Baffatari 2600 Adds Atari Compatibility to Retrocomputers...

Like today's Intel-AMD duopoly, the market for home computer CPUs in the 1970s and '80s was dominated by two players: Zilog with their Z80, and MOS Technology with their 6502 processor. But unlike tod......

 2022-06-29 17:00 

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Bare-Metal STM32: Adding An Analog Touch With ADCs...

An Analogue to Digital Converter (ADC) is at its core a straight-forward device: by measuring an analog voltage within a set range and converting the measured level to a digital value we can use this ......

 2022-06-29 15:30 

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A GPS Frequency Standard For When The Timing Has To Be Right...

A metrology geek will go to extreme lengths to ensure that their measurements are the best, their instruments the most accurate, and their calibration spot-on. There was a time when for time-and-frequ......

 2022-06-29 14:00 

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3D Printed Cartilage Ushers in Ear-a of Custom Body Parts...

When it comes to repairing human bodies, there's one major difficulty: spare parts are hard to come by. It's simply not possible to buy a knee joint or a new lung off the shelf.At best, doctors an......

 2022-06-29 11:00 

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Reverse Engineering An Apollo-Era Module with X-Ray...

The gear that helped us walk on the Moon nearly 60 years ago is still giving up its mysteries today, with some equipment from the Apollo era taking a little bit more effort to reverse engineer than ot......

 2022-06-29 08:00 

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Shielding a Cheap RTL-SDR Stick...

Even though not every Hackaday reader is likely to be a radio enthusiast, it's a fair guess that many of you will have experimented with an RTL-SDR USB dongle by now. These super-cheap devices are int......

 2022-06-29 05:00 

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Arduino Drum Platform Is Fast...

Drums are an exciting instrument to learn to play, but often prohibitive if there are housemates or close neighbors involved. For that problem there are still electronic drums which can be played much......

 2022-06-29 02:00 

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An Epic Tale Of Pirate Radio In Its Golden Age...

With music consumption having long ago moved to a streaming model in many parts of the world, it sometimes feels as though, just like the rotary telephone dial, kids might not even know what a radio w......

 2022-06-28 23:00 

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Building a Serial Bus To Save an Old Hard Drive...

Universal Serial Bus has been the de facto standard for sending information to and from computer peripherals for almost two decades, but despite the word...

 2022-06-28 20:00 

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Designing a LoRa Gateway During a Part Shortage...

It's fair to say that right now is probably the worst possible time you could choose to design a new piece of hardware. Of course the reality is that, even in the middle of a parts shortage that's dri......

 2022-06-28 18:30 

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Odd Inputs and Peculiar Peripherals: The LowPow ShortKeyboard Can Work on Your Desk or Out in the Field...

For some power users, the one-hundred-and-something keys on regular keyboards just aren't enough for their everyday tasks. Macro keypads are a popular way of extending one's input capabilities, and th......

 2022-06-28 17:57 

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2022 Hackaday Prize: Reuse, Recycle, Revamp Finalists...

The 2022 Hackaday Prize is focused on taking care of the planet. The theme of our second challenge round, "Reduce, Recycle, Revamp" is all about tailoring your projects to make use of existing res......

 2022-06-28 15:30 

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Food Irradiation Detector Doesn't Use Banana for Scale...

How do the potatoes in that sack keep from sprouting on their long trip from the field to the produce section? Why don't the apples spoil? To an extent, the answer lies in varying amounts of irradiati......

 2022-06-28 14:00 

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Lenses: From Fire Starters To Smart Phones and VR...

In antiquity, we see examples of magnifying crystals formed into a biconvex shape as early as the 7th century BC. Whether the people of that period used them either for fire-starting purposes or visio......

 2022-06-28 11:00 

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Retrocomputing, Time To Hang Up The Original Hardware?...

For those of us with penchant for older technology, there's something special about operating with older hardware. Whether it's a decades-old camera, a vintage keyboard, or a home computer from the 19......

 2022-06-28 08:00 

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Reverse-Engineering Forgotten Konami Arcade Hardware...

When fully-3D video games started arriving in the early 90s, some companies were more prepared for the change than others. Indeed, it would take nearly a decade of experimentation before 3D virtual sp......

 2022-06-28 05:00 

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Homebrew Optical Sensor Helps Your Diesel Pass the Smoke Test...

We've all heard of the smoke test, and we know that it's the lowest possible bar for performance of an electronic device. If it doesn't burst into flames when power is applied, you're good to go for m......

 2022-06-28 02:00 

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Developing a Custom WearOS Watch Face...

When you think about customizing the face of a smartwatch, you probably imagine something akin to selecting a new wallpaper on an Android device, or maybe tweaking the color scheme a bit. But not [Seb......

 2022-06-27 23:00 

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Atari At 50: The Story Of Our Lives...

It's been a year of anniversaries, what with the 40th birthday of both the Commodore 64 and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. But there's another anniversary that in a sense tops them all, today marks 50 year......

 2022-06-27 20:00 

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Odd Inputs and Peculiar Peripherals: RoenDi Smart Knob Thinks Outside the Box...

When it comes to design decisions, we're often advised to...

 2022-06-27 18:30 

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Hackaday Prize 2022: A CM4 Upgrade For Your Old iPad...

There's no shortage of nicely built tablets out there, but unfortunately many of them are powered by what are by now severely outdated motherboards. Since manufacturers releasing replacement motherboa......

 2022-06-27 15:30 

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Metal Detector Gets Help From Smartphone...

[mircemk] is quite a wizard when it comes to using coils of wires in projects, especially when their application is within easy-to-build metal detectors. There are all kinds of ways to send signals th......

 2022-06-27 14:00 

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Teardown: KC Bearifone Could Talk Circles Around Teddy Ruxpin...

At the risk of dating myself, I will tell you that grew up in the 80s -- that decade of excess that was half drab and half brightly colored, depending on where you looked, and how much money you had f......

 2022-06-27 11:00 

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Design Your CM4 Carrier With WiFi Performance In Mind...

The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 has a built-in WiFi antenna, but that doesn't mean it will work well for you - the physical properties of the carrier board impact your signal quality, too. [Avian] d......

 2022-06-27 08:00 

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Injection Molds: Aluminum or Resin?...

[JohnSL] and his friend both have injection molding machines. They decided to compare the aluminum molds they usually use with some 3D printed molds created with a resin printer. They used two differe......

 2022-06-27 05:00 

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This Custom Workbench Will Make You Flip...

In a recent video, [SomeSkillStudio] created a tidy tool storage system for their slim garage workbench. We have seen the "five knuckle" 270 degree hinges used here before and knew they'd enable......

 2022-06-27 02:00 

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DIY Night Vision, Where Four is Better Than Two...

Night vision projects are great, and the hardware available to hobbyists just gets better and better. [Just Call Me Koko] shows off just such a build using four low-light, IR-sensitive cameras, four d......

 2022-06-26 23:00 

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Hackaday Links: June 26, 2022...

Head for the hills!! We're all doomed! At least that's the impression you might get from the headlines about the monster Earth-facing sunspot this week. While any sunspot that doubles in size within a......

 2022-06-26 20:00 

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Odd Inputs and Peculiar Peripherals: Chorded Keyset Recreates Engelbart's Vision...

Douglas Engelbart's 1968...

 2022-06-26 17:00 

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VR Prototypes Reveal Facebook's Surprisingly Critical Research Directions...

A short while ago, Tested posted a video all about hands-on time with virtual reality (VR) headset prototypes from Meta (which is to say, Facebook) and there are some genuinely interesting bits in the......

 2022-06-26 14:00 

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Want a Break from Hardware Hacking? Try Bitburner...

If you ever mention to a normal person that you're a hacker, and they might ask you if you can do something nefarious. The media has unfortunately changed the meaning of the word so that most people t......

 2022-06-26 11:00 

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3D Scanning Trouble? This Guide Has You Covered...

When it comes to 3D scanning, a perfect surface looks a lot like the image above: thousands of distinct and random features, high contrast, no blurry areas, and no shiny spots. While most objects don'......

 2022-06-26 08:00 

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Go-Kart Reverse Without The Pain...

Go-karts are a huge amount of fun, but often lack the most basic of mechanical conveniences such as a reverse gear. You can't start a small four-stroke engine in reverse, so their simple chain drive t......

 2022-06-26 05:00 

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Quantum Circuit Uses Just a Few Atoms...

Researchers at the University of New South Wales and a startup company, Silicon Quantum Computing, published results of their quantum dot experiments. The circuits use up to 10 carbon-based quantum do......

 2022-06-26 02:00 

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The Prints Don't Stop With This Prusa i3 MK3 Mod...

One of the issues with 3D printing is that when a print is done, you need to go back and pull the print off the bed to reset it for the next one. What if you needed to print 600 little parts for whate......

 2022-06-25 23:00 

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Neural Network Identifies Bird Calls, Even On Your Pi...

Recently, we've stumbled upon the extensive effort that is the BirdNET research platform. BirdNET uses a neural network to identify birds by the sounds they make, and is a joint project between the Co......

 2022-06-25 20:00 

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A Passive Automatic CNC Tool Changer...

[Marius Hornberger] has been busy hacking his...

 2022-06-25 17:00 

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Giant Xbox Series X Works Like A Real One...

Like most home consoles, the Xbox Series X was specifically designed to fit neatly in the average home theater unit. [Michael Pick] thought that wasn't quite big enough, and set out to build the world......

 2022-06-25 14:00 

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Hacker Diary: Embedded World 2022...

Yesterday I went up to the Embedded World trade fair in Nuremburg, Germany. As a lone hacker, you often feel more than a little out of place when you buy chips in single unit quantities and the people......

 2022-06-25 11:00 

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NASA Called, They Want Their Cockroaches Back...

News hit earlier this month that the infamous...

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