PaperTeclado, a paper keyboard made from a printed sheet of paper, tape, and some cables. Via the forum. Thanks Liyin!
NASA has standards for circuit modification. How many do you violate? We think “SMT components mounted on leads” is a great way to mod a board, but our stuff isn’t in space…
Here’s some pictures of our friend Ril3y’s workshop. Ril3y has awesome laser-cut acrylic cases for the Bus Pirate in his Synthetos webshop. Via Make.
MusOpen has raised over $13,000 to record classical music for the public domain. The complete symphonies of Beethoven, Brahms, Sibelius, and Tchaikovsky will be recorded. These pieces have been free from copyright for a long time, but most recorded performances have a separate copyright. This isn’t hacking related, but we’re always happy to see new […]
Gerard sent a tip for connecting multiple cables to a bench power supply: Here is a simple hack which will allow you to connect, wrap , group quite a few power cables in parallel… and all you need is a paper clip.
YourITronics’ BlueRover project won first place at the 6th annual Digilent Design Contest. The idea of a remote controlled rover excites almost every electronics student and when we heard about the Digilent contest we realized that we have the possibility to make such a project real. We decided to build our own remote controlled rover but it […]
We like the professional look of this USB PIC (18F2550) project from WaitingForFriday. Analog VU meters and an RGB LED show system stats like CPU use, network speed, and hard disk activity. The PIC enumerates as a driver-less USB HID device with a firmware based on the Microchip USB stack. via Hackaday
Over the next 24 hours we’re migrating to cloud hosting at Laughing Squid. WordPress has been a fantastic (and free!) host, but we need to move. We really want the forum to be at dangerousprototypes.com, and we can’t do that with the current setup. The blog domain name is mapped in a way that only […]
Ril3y left a comment on the Lincoln PCB with a few other artistic boards. Not really a “circuit” but it was an attempt at how cool I could get a pcb. Next is to bake in a circuit next time. I try to use copper to do quite a bit of the words needed too! […]
We enjoyed this (sponsored) segment from Make about etching circuit boards. Like Collin, we got our start etching boards we found on the web, at first with toner transfer and later UV photo masking. We didn’t know how the circuits worked, but it was still exciting to build something cool. Our current method for single-sided […]
This portrait of Abe Lincoln etched onto a PCB is too fun to miss. We’ve hidden signatures, graffiti, and love notes in the copper of PCBs. How do you sign your boards?
s3c is tantalizing us with this mystery EEPROM device. It’s a small I2C EEPROM data storage chip, and it appears to be powered parasitically from the I2C clock line. Was bored today so I opened a dongle I had laying around. It only contains an I2C eeprom and a couple of passives but it’s pretty […]
Did you get any hardware or geek toys this holiday? We received two replacement soldering irons for the Aoyue 968 rework station in the lab. The plastic handle on the old iron broke, but it still worked so we epoxied it back together. Not a fan of high heat, the epoxy often came loose in […]
Marisa tipped us to another interactive Christmas tree that uses Twitter. Alpay Kasal’s Twistmas Tree uses Processing to scrape Twitter search results for keywords. Ornaments with holiday keywords blink when new search results are found. A netbook running Processing with Twitter4J is used for performing searches of predetermined holiday words and generates a queue of […]
Dangerous Prototypes made it into Make’s open source hardware guide 2009! We got interested in open source hardware while reading Make and Hack a Day, this is a really special accomplishment for us. Our hackable LED Christmas ornament is featured on the cover. The web platform, #twatch, and Bus Pirate are all listed in the […]
FTDI tech support took less than 5 minutes to respond to our hardware-related query. Where have you gotten excellent support? Public domain photo by DustyDingo.
Hack a Day sent us one of their new t-shirts,designed by contest-winner John Keppel. As far as we know, these were only sold at Defcon. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like they plan to sell them online.