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DIY model train controller project

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Ron Hoffman over at Gadgetronicx has written up an article on his DIY model train controller project: Model trains are fun toys which every one of us used to play with in our childhood. Many sophisticated and attractive model trains are available in the market now a days yet the basic principle...

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DIY 110v temperature controlled soldering station

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Mike Doughty over at PCBSmoke shared his DIY 110v temperature controlled soldering station in the project log forum: This post shows how to build a do it yourself 110 volt soldering station. It is a step by step guide that shows how to convert a regular plug-in soldering iron into a temperature...

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DIY USB line power meter stick

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

A DIY USB line power meter stick from Electro-Labs: This is an USB stick which measures the supply voltage of the USB port and current drawn by the device connected to the port over the stick. Then it calculates the power consumption of the device and displays the whole information with...

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Hatching chicks in a hacked mini fridge

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Do you need an incubator for hatching eggs?  avgfitfreak shows you how to easily make a DIY egg incubator out of an unused Monster drink refrigerator: Since an incubator needs to be hot not cold, I installed a piece of heat tape (aka - heat mat for reptiles). This was taped...

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Fiddle Mini – The DIY ‘Portable’ music system

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Rohit Gupta made a portable wood speaker that can play from USB, SD , Aux and has FM. Project details at Rohit's blog. Via the contact form.  

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Matchbox car

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Shane has been working on making small robots and made a prototype of a matchbox car,  a robot car that fits inside a matchbox: This build consists of a tiny DC motors ripped from a pair of 9g servos, a h-bridge motor controller, an el-cheapo 8 bit pic and a...

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Homemade x-ray inspector reveals PCB secrets

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

John McMaster has written an article detailing his homemade x-ray scanner: In some previous posts I talked about getting an x-ray head working, reverse engineering an x-ray sensor, and working with LinuxCNC.  In this post I put them all together so that I can take a bunch of x-ray snapshots...

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Build a drawbot from two CD drives and a Raspberry Pi

Monday, July 20th, 2015

A DIY plotter build using old CD drives and a Raspberry Pi by Norbert Heinz: The battery powered WLAN plotter shown here is composed of parts from two old optical drives, four H bridges, a servo and a Raspberry Pi. Project info at HomoFaciens site. Via Make. Check out the...

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DIY pocket laser engraver

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Photon printer, a 3D printable laser engraver build using DVD drives by Isolt: This is an entry for the Light It Up contest on the grounds that a laser diode is a specialised form on light emitting diode. The Photon Printer started out as a quick weekend project then quickly escalated...

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DIY compost sensor

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Kinasmith wrote this instructable detailing how to build a compost temperature monitoring system, a web connected wireless sensor network: Why Measure the Temperature of Compost? "Composting is the biological decomposition of organic matter under aerobic conditions." Micro-organisms consume organic material and oxygen and create heat as a waste product. By measuring...

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SoHa SMART first logo PCB design & manufacture

Friday, May 29th, 2015

‏ @josephpcrabtree tweeted, "New learn-to-solder badges for @SoHaSMARTMaker. PCBs from @dangerousproto DirtyPCBs" This is a big day for any maker space when you learn to design and manufacture your own PCB. We are very proud of our circuit design and end result. We will use these in all of our...

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Uber home automation

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Eric of ElectronicHamsters wrote an article detailing his Uber home automation project:  garage door sensor, battery powered mailbox sensor or door monitor, multi sensor, laundry room washer-dryer notifier, prototype of dog tracker, garage genie and remote control, smart mouse trap. Project info at ElectronicHamsters project page. Check out the project instructables here.

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Dead Macbook Pro logic board diagnosis

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Louis Rossmann writes: Here I diagnose a board that has issues on PP3V42_G3H which caused issues with the MCP, whose clock circuit is powered by PP3V42_G3H! I go through my diagnostic process and mindset, and follow from beginning to end as I resolve the problem. Via Hacked Gadgets.

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DIY ATX Bench power supply

Monday, April 20th, 2015

@LuisMirandaAceb tweeted, "I started only with ATX PS and your breakout board but finally this is what I ended with... "  

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LaserOscope project

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Steve Schuler over at Science2.0 published a new build: A laser oscilloscope using Lego, littleBits, Erector set, and the Kano Computer Build a laser oscilloscope using Lego, littleBits, Erector set, and the Kano Computer. In honor of The International Year of Light I’ll demonstrate how use the Kano computer to drive...

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Naked HDD activity indicator

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Frank Zhao of Eleccelerator writes: Remember my Aquarium Computer? I thought the SSD looked boring, so I put a old-school HDD inside with all the guts exposed, and wired it electrically to spin and swing when there is hard drive activity (when the HDD activity LED blinks). Project info at Eleccelerator page....

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Custom DIY RFID smart lock

Monday, March 16th, 2015

In this video Craig demonstrates his custom DIY RFID smart lock project: The goal of this project was to design an inexpensive rfid door lock which could be opened via smart phone, and have all activity logged w/o utilizing any 3rd party servers or cloud hosting. Via Hacked Gadgets. (more…)

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Mobile radio power controller ( MRPC )

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Pete made a mobile radio power controller  and wrote a post on his blog detailing its assembly: Before I began the installation of my Yaesu FT-8800 in my car I knew I wanted automatic power ON / OFF.  This is a feature that I have always felt was lacking in my other...

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Simple DIY lab power supply

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Bajdi  made this DIY lab power supply and wrote a post on his blog detailing its assembly: My DIY lab PSU has 10 binding posts in total. The ones on the left provide 12V, 5V and 3V3. The 12V output comes straight from the laptop power supply. The 5V and 3V3 are...

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DIY active differential probe characterization

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

An 1GHz active differential probe project by Daniel Kramnik: This project was an ultra high input impedance (0.5pF||30MΩ or better) high bandwidth differential oscilloscope probe designed, built, and revised over the course of two weekends for the 2014 MakeMIT hardware hackathon. It can be built for about $30 in parts, plus the...

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