Author: Jimmy Jones

Author: Jimmy Jones

Build Your Own Dial-Up ISP– Now With Modem Swimming Pool!
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When it was the only feasible alternative, the screech and squeal of dial-up web was an unwelcome headache to numerous. Today that its time has actually passed, it’s gotten a particular fond memories that endears it to the technophiles these days. [Doge Microsystems] is just one such person, who has actually gone all out to

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DMCA vs Hacker
May 31, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

Today featured a large kerfuffle over a hack that you most likely checked out here on Hackaday: [Neutrino]https://hackaday.com/2020/05/07/21st-century-cheating-wifi-in-a-calculator/”> wedged an OLED screen and an ESP32 into a Casio calculator . REACT, an anti-counterfeiting company, submitted DMCA copyright takedowns on Casio’s behalf all over, consisting of GitHub and YouTube, and every trace of [Neutrino]’s job was

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Swap Your Microwave for a High Voltage Stereo
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When constructing a new job, common wisdom recommends to prevent”transforming the wheel”, or doing something easy from scratch that’s easily offered already. However, if you can construct a high-voltage wheel, so to speak, it may be fun simply to see what occurs. [Dan] chosen to transform not the wheel, but the speaker, and rather of

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Spacing Out; All the Orbital News You’re Missing
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We keep discovering more great space stories than we can cover, so here’s a speed-run through the broader photo of the minute as it uses to area flight. The huge news today was the first launch of a manned SpaceX Crew Dragon pill to the ISS. I was excited because the pass en route to

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This Old Console Stereo Hides A Liquor Cabinet
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There was a time when customer electronics were statement items, developed to resemble quality furniture that would be flaunted as a centerpiece of the house. Tvs in elaborate wooden cabinets, or stereos looking for all the world like sideboards. [Zethus] had just such a substantial record player and radio combo in a sideboard, and having

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WiFi Goes Open
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For many people, including WiFi to a task means getting something like an ESP8266 or an ESP32. But if you are developing your own design on an FPGA, that means adding another package. If you are targeting Linux, the OpenWifi project has a good start at providing WiFi in Verilog. There are examples for lots

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Build Your Own Grid Tie Inverter
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Inverters that convert DC into AC are quite prevalent, some cars and trucks even have standard Air Conditioner receptacles in them for you to plug in your favorite device. Nevertheless, there’s a particular type of inverter called a grid tie inverter that permits you not just to make Air Conditioning, but also inject it back

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Books You Need To Read: The Design of Everyday Things
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With whatever from APIs to Raspberry Pis making it even easier for us to produce and share objects formed by individual whim, it’s about time that Don Norman’s sage design suggestions falls on not just the style trainee, however the hardware hacker and Do It Yourself lover too. Get yourself a coffee and a totally

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Tarot Maker Scans Fate’s Rolodex
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Were tarot card readers considered non-essential in your part of the world (and do you think they saw it coming?)More than ever, all of us need diversions that are for entertainment functions just. And what better basis for home entertainment than a magical fortune-telling robotic that can read your tarot cards? This fantastic-looking’bot stands on

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Low-cost Speakers Sound Great With Easy Open Baffle Style
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If you’ve invested any time around audio gear at all, you’ll know that enclosure design is as vital as the speaker drivers themselves. [Frank Olson] demonstrates this ably, with his open baffle style for some inexpensive off-the-shelf speakers. [Frank]’s aim was to do a contrast between utilizing no enclosure, and an open baffle style, with

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