Author: Jimmy Jones

Author: Jimmy Jones

New Part Day: SK6812 Mini-E. A Hand Solderable Neopixel Compatible LED!
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Normally when we offer you a New Part Day piece, it worries a component that you will have never ever seen before. The topic of this discover by [Robert Fitzsimons] then is a small departure from that norm, considered that the SK6812 Mini-E is a WS2812 or Neopixel suitable multi-colour LED of a type that

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Carbide3D Router Teardown and Screening
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On the face of it, you ‘d believe a little router would be quite simple. After all, what is it other than a spinning motor? However, that motor needs to manage some pretty serious torque depending upon what you are routing. [Baki1] had his Carbide3D router die in the middle of a job, so he

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The Options for Low Cost ROV Tethers
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Wireless connections are cool and all, but often you just require a bit of copper. This intriguing short article on SV Candidate goes over the different methods of making a tether for a remotely operated lorry(ROV ). They explore a variety of various cables, consisting of gel-filled Feline 5 designed for burial and covering the

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A Miniature Laptop You Can Develop Yourself
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Over the last couple of years, we have actually seen a growing number of hackers building their own customized computers. We’re not just talking casemods here; allowed by improvements in desktop 3D printing and increasingly powerful boards such as the Raspberry Pi 4, these are machines developed and constructed from the ground up to meet

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One Chip Does It All In This MacGuyver Synth
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When you consider easy synths, what components come to mind? All you truly require to make one is an oscillator, an amplifier, and some type of input such that you can play different notes. Our preferred go-to for churning out square waves is probably the 40106 IC, which has six inverting Schmitt triggers, and then

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Hackaday Hyperlinks: January 26, 2019 888011000 110888 The news this week was controlled by the unique coronavirus outbreak centered in Wuhan, China. Regardless of draconian quarantines and global travel restrictions, the infection has spread far beyond China, at least in little numbers. A few cases have actually been reported in the United States, but the very first case reported here captured our eye for the innovation being used to treat it. CNN and others inform us that the tourist from Wuhan is being treated by a robot. While it sounds futuristic, the truth is a little less sci-fi than it appears. The device being utilized is an InTouch Vici, a telemedicine platform that in no other way qualifies as a robotic. The device is generally a standard telepresence platform that needs to be wheeled into the client suite so that suppliers can engage with the client from another location. Real, it safeguards whoever is using it from exposure, however someone still has to gown up and associate the client. We suppose it’s an action in the ideal direction, but we wish the popular press would stop slapping a”robot “label on things they do not understand. Also in health news, did you know you’re probably not as hot as you believe you are? While a look in the mirror would most likely be adequate to encourage most of us of that truth, there’s now research study that reveals human body temperature level isn’t what it utilized to be. Utilizing medical records from the Civil War-era to the 1930s and comparing them to readings taken in the 1970s and another group between 2007 and 2017, a group at Stanford concluded that regular body temperature level in the U.S.A. has actually been gradually reducing in time. They proposed numerous explanations as to why the old 98.6 F (37C) value is more like 97.5 F (36.4 C) nowadays, the most fascinating being that general total swelling has decreased as sanitation and food and water pureness have increased, leading the body to reject its thermostat, so to speak. Sadly, though, if the trend holds up, our body temperature level will reach absolute zero in just 111,000 years. Red wine, the not-an-emulator that lets you run Windows programs on POSIX-compliant os, revealed stable release 5.0 today. A year in the making, the new version’s huge features are multi-monitor support with dynamic configuration modifications and assistance for the Vulkan spec as much as version 1.1.126. Any color that you desire, as long as it’s amorphous silicon. Sono Motors, the German start-up, has actually blown past its objective of raising 50 million euros in 50 days to crowdfund production of its Sion solar-electric car. The car is prepared to have a 255 km variety on a complete charge, with 34 km of that originating from the solar cells that embellish nearly every bit of the outside on the car. Living where the sun doesn’t shine for a third of the year, we’re not exactly sure how well this will settle, however it certainly seems smarter than covering roads with solar batteries. And lastly, here’s a trip down memory lane for anyone who suffered through some of the cringe-worthy depictions of innovation that Hollywood developed throughout the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Looking back through the clips displayed in “copy complete”reminds us just the number of motion pictures began getting into the tech scene. It wasn’t simply the sci-fi and techno-thrillers that subjected us to closeups of scrolling random characters and a terminal that beeped each time something changed on the screen. Even straight dramas like Presumed Innocent and rom-coms like You have actually Got Mail and whatever the hell genre Ghost was got in on the act. To be reasonable, some depictions were pretty decent, especially given the truths of audience familiarity with tech prior to it ended up being prevalent. And in any case, it was fun to just view and remember when motion pictures were a lot more watchable than they are today. [embed ded content]
January 27, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

The news today was dominated by the unique coronavirus outbreak centered in Wuhan, China. Regardless of oppressive quarantines and worldwide travel restrictions, the infection has actually spread far beyond China, a minimum of in little numbers. A couple of cases have been reported in the United States, however the first case reported here … …

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Light The Way To Every Element
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How do you arrange your stock of components and modules? If an unruly stack of anti-static bags and envelopes from China packed into a cardboard box sounds familiar, then you require help from [Dimitris Tassopoulos] He’s organized his parts into drawers and developed a database, then linked it through an ESP8266 and a string of

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All the Games in One Cartridge
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The original Video game Boy was a smash success for Nintendo and has an amazing collection of games. You might relive some childhood fond memories by booting up a Video game Boy emulator, however to really get the complete experience you’ll require the battery-draining green-tinted original hardware. Thanks to modern-day technology you can also pack

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Teardown And Analysis Of A Low-cost Solar Light
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If you stroll the aisles of a dollar store one constant that you will see worldwide is the Chinese solar lamp. Your dollar gets you a white LED behind plastic, installed on a spike to stick into the ground, and with a solar cell on top. It charges in the sunlight during the day and

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Can You Help 3D Print a Selectric Ball?
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The IBM Selectric altered typewriters as we knew them. Their distinct ball aspect changed the clunky row of typebars and made the majority of people quicker typists. When [Steve Malifoff] thought about 3D printing a type ball– informally known as a golf ball– it seemed like a terrific concept. The issue? It simply does not

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