Carl_electro posted pictures of a USB IR Toy made on a protoboard. This looks like the updated through-hold design with a frequency detector. Check out the design, and get a professionally made PCB for $7. Via the forum.
Geek guru Jeri Ellsworth is at it again, continuing with her exploration of homebrew radar devices. In this installment satellite dish hardware is interfaced with an FPGA to provide Via Hack A Day.
Maker Stephen Hobley presents a novel way of protecting your AC powered project from blowing up: place a light bulb in series with the circuit! While not a substitute for a fuse, this can provide a secondary means of protection from drawing too much current. Via Makezine.
Fell made a simple recycled Bus Pirate case from a Tic Tac candy container. More awesome DIY cases. Get a Bus Pirate v3b for $30, including worldwide shipping at Seeed Studio. Adafruit also has the Bus Pirate and probe cables in stock and ready to ship.
Inbilla made a budget case to protect the Bus Pirate. Features: – Fully enclosed fitted Bus Pirate case – your bus pirate is safe in your kit now! – Plastic coated for high quality and general wear and tear – LED status viewing window protecting the LED’s but still allowing you to see them – […]