Category: Tech Hacks

Category: Tech Hacks

Life-Saving Surgical Treatment for a Telescopic Antenna
July 12, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

Whether it was as an impulsive youth or a restless grownup, there’s most likely couple of amongst us who have not broken a telescopic antenna or two for many years. It doesn’t take much to put a bend in the thin walled tubing, and after that, all bets are off. So [The Amateur Engineer] could

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SoftCore CPU Contrast
Image July 12, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

Monty Python once did a sketch where people attempted to summarize Proust in fifteen seconds. Although summing up eight FPGA-based CPUs is practically as overwhelming, [jaeblog] does a great task of providing a quick sketch of how the CPUs work with the Xilinx Vivado toolchain and the Digilent Arty board. The 8 CPUs are: VexRiscv,

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Find out the Secrets of Matching Bottle Cap Threads To One Another
Image July 12, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

Do you wish to design something to match existing threads on a bottle, or a cap? It ends up there’s a much easier method than reaching tiredly for the calipers and funneling one’s inner reverse-engineer. Bottle cap threads– whose industry term is the neck surface— aren’t arbitrary things; they are highly standardized, and [Noupoi] researched

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7-Segment Display is No Little Accomplishment
Image July 12, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

The 7-segment display certainly is a popular develop, and remarkably people still create new handles this over a hundred-year-old way to represent numbers. This time [jegatheesan.soundarapandian] is succeeding by building a giant 7 feet high 7-segment screen. Obviously, the strategy is to develop a giant clock so he started off by making the first digit.

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Maybe Among One Of The Most Lovable Barrier Preventing Robots You’ve Seen
Image July 12, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

We’re all quite well-acquainted with the barrier preventing robot. These little innovations use a proximity sensing unit to detect a things in front of the robot, then circumvent the object appropriately. Brown Canine Devices ‘little robot actually caught our eye, primarily due to the fact that it’s type of adorable. This little robotic integrates a

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Hackaday Made Me Purchase It!
Image July 11, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

Checking out Hackaday is great! You get so many helpful ideas from enjoying other people work, it’s genuinely changed almost everything about the way I hack, particularly thinking about that I’ve been reading Hackaday for the past 15 years. Ideas, easily shared amongst peers, are the best of the complimentary and open-source hardware community. However

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Mmm … Obfuscated Shell Donuts
Image July 11, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

In case you grow tired of clear-written, easy to understand code, obfuscation contests provide a nice modification of scenery, and attempting to make sense of their entries can be a fun-time activity and an interesting option to the usual brainteasers. If we ever occur to see a Simpsons episode on the topic, [Andy Sloane] has

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It’s Time for Watch Clocks to Rebound
July 11, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

Together with all the colorful, geometric impact of Memphis style all over, giant wristwatch clocks was among our preferred features of the 80s. We always wanted one, and frankly, we still do. Seemingly, so did [Kothe] But instead of some splashy Swatch-esque design, [Kothe] went the unpopular route by building a giant Casio F-91W to

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A ZX80 With An Appropriate Case
Image July 11, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

A popular task amongst Hackaday readers is to recreate a piece of house computing or video gaming hardware from the past, and in that endeavour we’ve seen some truly amazing jobs. Normally they take the kind of bare PCBs or custom cases that look absolutely nothing like the original, however not [Cees Meijer]’s Sinclair ZX80

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A Desk Calendar With A Distinction
Image July 11, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

With the workplace computer system transformation now numerous years old, much of the items that when based on a typical desk are now part of history. The typewriter, the Rolodex, and the desk calendar have all been subsumed by computer systems and mobile phones. This electronic desk calendar is maybe an exception, produced as a

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