Category: Tech Hacks

Category: Tech Hacks

Teardown: Nabaztag
Image May 27, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

In 2020 there is absolutely nothing novel or amazing about an online gadget. Even the most capable models are developed to be unobrusive pucks and wise speakers; their function lies in what they do instead of in how they look. In 2005, an Internet connected device was an unusual interest, a bold sign of a

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Basic Sprite Routines Alleviate Handheld Gaming DIY
Image May 27, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

Making your own portable video games is made much easier with [David Johnson-Davies’]http://www.technoblogy.com/show?33W0″ target=”_blank”> basic sprite regimens for the Adafruit PyBadge and PyGamer boards. Sprites can be thought of as small, fixed-size graphical items that are drawn, removed, moved, and looked for crash with other screen components. xorSprite( )plots an 8 × 8 sprite, moveSprite(

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Breathing New Life into Traditional ThinkPad Keyboards
Image May 27, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

The ThinkPad is usually thought about the informal laptop computer of hackerdom, so it’s not a surprise that we see a lot of tasks focused on repairing and customizing these reliable workhorses. However while we generally see folks working on reasonably modern versions of this iconic line of computers, this project by [Frank Adams] and

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Nintendo Change Gets an Elegant Dock In a Broken NES
Image May 27, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

The Switch is Nintendo’s newest house console, which has permanently blurred the line in between handhelds and consoles you plug in to your TELEVISION. It does both! Typically, connecting to a screen is done through the dock, however that wasn’t quite cool enough for [sturm] He took a NES and turned it into a neat

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Telco Curio Hacked Into Easy Counter
Image May 27, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

The tikkenteller was a gadget used to determine the duration of telephone usage. 70 Volts were sent down the telephone line at 50Hz to run an electromechanical counter, and the devices were typically used in common areas where numerous users shared a single phone. [Charles Babbadge] chosen to repurpose the stout 1950s hardware into a

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Hacking the Roadway: Roundabouts
Image May 25, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

If you are from the United States, you may be surprised at how prevalent roundabouts are in most of the world. Beyond Carmel, Indiana which has 125 roundabouts, these are quite unusual in the United States though have been acquiring in appeal over the past decade. It ends up, that while a contemporary roundabout is

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2020 Hackaday Reward Hack Chat with Majenta Strongheart
Image May 25, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

Join us on Wednesday, May 27 at twelve noon Pacific for the 2020 Hackaday Reward Hack Chat with Majenta Strongheart!.?. !! It barely seems possible, however the Hackaday Prize, the world’s biggest hardware style contest, is once more at hand. But the world of 2020 is greatly different than it was last year, and the

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Lasercut Puzzlebox Is Safe-Cracking Fun
Image May 25, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

If you head out into the real life and begin twiddling knobs on random safes, you might find yourself being carried away by uniformed authorities. A more secure leisure activity may be having fun with your own puzzlebox in your home , which is precisely what [thediylife] has done with this build. The style executes

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A Do It Yourself Electronics Lab You Can Flaunt With Pride
Image May 25, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

It’s barely a trick that getting into a major electronic devices practice can be damaging to your savings account. A professional grade lab is simply unobtainable for many a tinkerer, and even mid-range hardware can set you back significantly. Which is why numerous folks just starting out will attempt to restore or construct as much

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FPGA Raises Element Video From A Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Image May 25, 2020 Tech Hacks Jimmy Jones

An abiding memory of the early-80s prime time of 8-bit computing for numerous is operating their computer system from the carpet in front of the family TV. While the kids in the computer system adverts had moms and dads who purchased them a portable colour telly on which to play Jet Set Willy, the average

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