hackaday.com Archives - 23 May 2017, Tuesday

  • Go Big or Go Home: A Tablecloth Touchpad | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 23 May '17, 3pm

    Phone screens keep getting bigger. Computer screens keep getting bigger. Why not a large trackpad to use as a mouse? [MaddyMaxey] had that thought and with a few components and some sewing skills created a trackpad in a tablecloth . The electronics in this project are right off the sh...

  • Josef Prusa: Multi Material Extruders for Amazing Color Prints

    Josef Prusa: Multi Material Extruders for Amazing Color Prints | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 23 May '17, 11am

    The Prusa i3 Mk 2 is the hotness in consumer-grade, quality 3D printing right now. And things just keep getting more interesting. We caught up with Josef Průša at Maker Faire Bay Area this weekend to see the multi-material extruder in its final form. It’s an upgrade to the Mk 2 which ...

  • Doomed Thermostat

    Doomed Thermostat | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 23 May '17, 5am

    It is amazing how the game Doom has been ported to so many things. Enter one more port, where the hardware in question is a Honeywell Prestige thermostat. In his video, [cz7asm] shows us the game running quite nicely on the 480 x 272 LCD with an NES controller plugged into the USB por...

  • An Education on SoC using Verilog

    An Education on SoC using Verilog | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 23 May '17, 2am

    [Bruce Land] is one of those rare individuals who has his own Hackaday tag. He and his students at Cornell have produced many projects over the years that have appeared on these pages, lately with FPGA-related projects. If you only know [Land] from projects, you are missing out. He po...

  • Zombie Badges Take Over Security Con | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 22 May '17, 11pm

    We can’t get enough of hacker-con badges. BSides Cape Town, held Last December, featured an IR-equipped badge that immersed attendees in a game while they chatted. A group led by [AndrewMohawk ] and [ElasticNinja ] designed the badge around an ESP8266 and 128×64 OLED display, with eig...

  • Zombie Badges Take Over Security Con | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 22 May '17, 11pm

    We can’t get enough of hacker-con badges. BSides Cape Town, held Last December, featured an IR-equipped badge that immersed attendees in a game while they chatted. A group led by [Andrew MacPherson] and [Mike Davis] designed the badge around an ESP8266 and 128×64 OLED display, with ei...

  • Hackaday Prize Entry: WiFi ePaper | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 22 May '17, 6pm

    [Frank Buss] designed an electronic version of a sticky note: a WiFi enabled, solar-powered ePaper, with magnets embedded in the casing. It’s based on the new ESP32, and the idea is that you can update it via your smart-phone or over the internet via a cloud app to show any message yo...

  • Hardware Heroes: Tim Hunkin

    Hardware Heroes: Tim Hunkin | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 22 May '17, 5pm

    If you were an engineering student around the end of the 1980s or the start of the 1990s, your destiny most likely lay in writing 8051 firmware for process controllers or becoming a small cog in a graduate training scheme at a large manufacturer. It was set out for you as a limited se...

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    The GNU GPL Is An Enforceable Contract At Last | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 22 May '17, 3pm

    It would be difficult to imagine the technological enhancements to the world we live in today without open-source software. You will find it somewhere in most of your consumer electronics, in the unseen data centres of the cloud, in machines, gadgets, and tools, in fact almost anywher...

  • Wrap Your Mind Around Neural Networks

    Wrap Your Mind Around Neural Networks | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 22 May '17, 2pm

    Artificial Intelligence is playing an ever increasing role in the lives of civilized nations, though most citizens probably don’t realize it. It’s now commonplace to speak with a computer when calling a business. Facebook is becoming scary accurate at recognizing faces in uploaded pho...

  • Bitcoin Price Ticker | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 22 May '17, 5am

    Are you a Bitcoin miner or trader, but find yourself lacking the compulsive need to check exchange rates like the drug-fuelled daytraders of Wall Street? Fear not – you too can adorn your home or office with a Bitcoin Price Ticker! The post is in Italian but you can read a translated ...

  • A MIDI Harmonica | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 22 May '17, 2am

    MIDI, or M usical I nstrument D igital I nterface, has been the standard for computer control of musical instruments since the 1980s. It is most often associated with electronic instruments such as synthesisers, drum machines, or samplers, but there is nothing to stop it being applied...

  • Hackaday Links: May 21, 2017 | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 21 May '17, 11pm

    It’s time to talk about something of supreme importance to all Hackaday readers. The first trailer for the new Star Trek series is out . Some initial thoughts: the production values are through the roof, and some of this was filmed in Jordan (thank the king for that). The writers have...

  • Hackaday Links: May 21, 2017 | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 21 May '17, 11pm

    It’s time to talk about something of supreme importance to all Hackaday readers. The first trailer for the new Star Trek series is out . Some initial thoughts: the production values are through the roof, and some of this was filmed in Jordan (thank the king for that). The writers have...

  • Hackaday Prize Entry: A PC-XT Clone Powered By AVR | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 21 May '17, 8pm

    Those early PCs have captured the attention of [esot.eric], who has come up with the interesting project of interfacing an AVR microcontroller to the 8088 system bus of one of those early PCs . Thus all those PC peripherals could be made to run under the control of something a little ...

  • DIY USB Power Bank

    DIY USB Power Bank | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 21 May '17, 5pm

    USB power banks give your phone some extra juice on the go. You can find them in all shapes and sizes from various retailers, but why not build your own? [Kim] has a walkthrough on how to do just that. This DIY USB Power Bank packs 18650 battery cells and a power management board into...

  • Humans May Have Accidentally Created a Radiation Shield Around Earth | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 21 May '17, 2pm

    NASA spends a lot of time researching the Earth and its surrounding space environment. One particular feature of interest are the Van Allen belts, so much so that NASA built special probes to study them! They’ve now discovered a protective bubble they believe has been generated by hum...

  • Humans May Have Accidentally Created a Radiation Shield Around Earth | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 21 May '17, 2pm

    NASA spends a lot of time researching the Earth and its surrounding space environment. One particular feature of interest are the Van Allen belts, so much so that NASA built special probes to study them! They’ve now discovered a protective bubble they believe has been generated by hum...

  • Wake Up To Fresh Coffee! | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 21 May '17, 11am

    Be careful what you say when you are shown a commercial product that you think you could make yourself, you might find yourself having to make good on your promise. When he was shown a crowdfunded alarm clock coffee maker, [Fabien-Chouteau] said “just give me an espresso machine and I...

  • Multipurpose ESP8266 keychain | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 21 May '17, 8am

    One of the best feature of the ESP8266 is it’s ability to self-host a web server, allowing for fairly complicated user interactions. The dEEbugger by [S-March] is a nifty little ESP8266 based device with a plethora of features in a small package. The USB-powered device has a web user ...

  • Dis-Integrated 6502 Running Programs; Acting Like Computer

    Dis-Integrated 6502 Running Programs; Acting Like Computer | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 21 May '17, 5am

    There is even a Y-modem protocol built into the MIM-1 that allows you to save and load programs. This is satisfyingly shown off in the video when [Eric] loads up a game he wrote himself. The audio and video hit your right away — it turns out that [Eric’s] brother is a pixel artist and...

  • The Tiniest Mechanical Keyboard Ever | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 21 May '17, 2am

    Owning a mechanical keyboard makes you a better person. It puts you above everyone else. Of course, owning a mechanical keyboard does come with some downsides. Carrying a mechanical keyboard around all the time to tell everyone else you’re better than them is usually impractical, but ...

  • The Tiniest Mechanical Keyboard Ever | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 21 May '17, 2am

    Owning a mechanical keyboard makes you a better person. It puts you above everyone else. Of course, owning a mechanical keyboard does come with some downsides. Carrying a mechanical keyboard around all the time to tell everyone else you’re better than them is usually impractical, but ...

  • Arduino Cinque – The RISC-V, ESP32, WiFi, Bluetooth Arduino | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 21 May '17, 12am

    This weekend at the Bay Area Maker Faire, Arduino in conjunction with SiFive, a fabless provider of the Open Source RISC-V micros, introduced the Arduino Cinque . This is a board running one of the fastest microcontrollers available, and as an added bonus, this board includes Espressi...

  • Arduino Cinque – The RISC-V, ESP32, WiFi, Bluetooth Arduino | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 20 May '17, 11pm

    This weekend at the Bay Area Maker Faire, Arduino in conjunction with SiFive, a fabless provider of the Open Source RISC-V micros, introduced the Arduino Cinque . This is a board running one of the fastest microcontrollers available, and as an added bonus, this board includes Espressi...

  • FAA’s Drone Registration System Struck Down For Hobbyists https://t.co/N2KT9cgLwc

    FAA’s Drone Registration System Struck Down For Hobbyists | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 20 May '17, 8pm

    The US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has struck down a rule requiring recreational drone users and model aircraft pilots to register their drones with the FAA . This began when [John Taylor], an RC hobbyist and attorney, filed suit against the FAA questioning the legitimacy of...

  • To Deal with Plastic Trash, All You Need is Bugs

    To Deal with Plastic Trash, All You Need is Bugs | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 20 May '17, 7pm

    Outlawed now in some places, or only available to tote your purchases at a ridiculous premium, the billions of “T-shirt” bags used every year present a serious waste management problem. Whether blowing across the landscape like synthetic tumbleweeds, floating in the ocean as ersatz je...

  • BAMF: Hard Drive Platter Launcher Among All-Time Favorites | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 20 May '17, 5pm

    The hard drive platter launcher that [Krux] built has been among my all-time favorite builds and I am so excited that he is showing it off at this year’s Bay Area Maker Faire. At its core the concept is quite simple; dump a large amount of current through a coil all at once, and the m...

  • BAMF: Hard Drive Platter Launcher Among All-Time Favorites | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 20 May '17, 5pm

    The hard drive platter launcher that [Krux] built has been among my all-time favorite builds and I am so excited that he is showing it off at this year’s Bay Area Maker Faire. At its core the concept is quite simple; dump a large amount of current through a coil all at once, and the m...

  • Custom Hydraulic Cylinders from Off-the-Shelf Components | Hackaday

    hackaday.com 20 May '17, 2pm

    When your project needs power, you might need to turn to hydraulics. There is a lot of mystery about fluid power, but there is also a huge supply chain devoted to getting you the parts you need to power your project. Off-the-shelf components may not fit your application though, in whi...