Category: Tech Hacks

Category: Tech Hacks

Teardown Of Oddball Night Vision Shows Off Retro-futuristic Vibe
Image April 9, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

Night vision enthusiast [Nicholas C] shared an interesting teardown of a Norwegian SIMRADGN1 night vision device, and posted plenty of images, along with all sort of background info about their construction, usage, and mounting. [Nicholas] had been searching for a night vision device of this style for some time, and his enjoy discovering one is

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The Real Lessons About 3D Printed Face Shields: Effective Engineering Response in Times of Crisis
Image April 9, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

3D printed face shields and other health equipment is huge news right now. Not long ago, Prusa Research study quickly developed and produced 3D printed face guards and donated them to the Czech Ministry of Health. Their effort is ongoing, and 3D printers cranking out health equipment like the NIH authorized design has been peppering

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From the MacGyver Files: Utilizing a Stepper Motor as an Encoder
Image April 9, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

It isn’t tough to picture a circumstance where you are stuck at home all the time with nothing to do and particular products are in brief supply. Sure, restroom tissue gets all journalism, however attempt buying some flour or a freezer and see how far you get. Plus online shopping has quit on next day

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Impressive Lever-Press Espresso Maker Has Skill
Image April 9, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

Some people will do anything for a great cup of coffee, and we don’t blame them one bit– we have actually been known to pack up all our developing equipment for journey to prevent being stuck with whatever is waiting in the hotel space. While this trendy lever-based industrial coffee machine made by [exthemius] doesn’t

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Linux Fu: Tracing System Calls
Image April 8, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

One of the nice features of Linux and similar operating systems is that you can investigate something to any level you wish. If a program has an issue you can decompile it, debug it, trace it, and– if needed– even dig into the source code for the kernel and most of the libraries the program

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Simon Says, But With Servos
Image April 8, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

How much easier would life be if you could just grab hold of whatever mechanism you wanted to manipulate, move it like you want, and then have it imitate your movements exactly? What if you could give a servo MIDI-like commands that tell it to move to a certain location for a specific duration? Wonder

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Nixie Clock Turns Boombox
Image April 8, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

With all the Nixie Clock jobs out there, it is truly hard to come up with something new and distinct. Nonetheless, [TheJBW] managed to do so with his Ultimate Nixie Web Alarm Clock(UNIAC)which certainly does not stint cool functions. Although the gadget does tell time, it is in fact a portable boombox that streams music

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PCB Mill Ends Up Elegant Necklace
Image April 8, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

When requiring a custom PCB, the majority of us will work up design files and send them off to a board home. Prices are low and turnaround times are manageable, with quality that’s hard to reproduce in your home. The old methods still have some value however, as [Bantam Tools] show with this appealing radiant

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BINA-VIEW: A Remarkable Mechanical Disturbance Display
Image April 8, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

[Fran Blanche] take down this interesting display screen in a video teardown, ingrained listed below. These display screens can support as much as 64 characters of the purchaser’s picking which is controlled by 6 bits, remarkably just needing 128 mW per bit to control; quite power-light for its day and age. Aside from alphanumeric mixes

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Navigating Self-Driving Cars By Looking At What’s Underneath The Roadway
Image April 6, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

When you put a human motorist behind the wheel, they will use mostly their eyes to browse. Both to stay on the road and to utilize any navigation help, such as maps and digital navigation assistants. For self-driving cars and trucks, taking on the latter is relatively easy, as the system would use the same

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