Category Archives: Computer

DIY – RFID enable your door

I need this RFID door, my landlord is actually replacing my door because I broke it when I got locked out…

401 writes – “A member of a forum I frequent (www.binrev.com) posted this article up today. It’s a great step-by-step process on enabling an RFID reader to open your front door. “

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DIY Circuit – Car Battery Charger

Here’s a cool car battery charger diagram.

This very simple circuit uses a transformer ,two diodes , a capacitor and an ammeter. To charge a battery just connect the + and – terminals of the circuit to the corresponding terminals of the battery. When the battery is not charged, the ammeter reading shows 1-3 amps. When the battery is fully charged the ammeter reads Zero or nearly zero, after which the battery should be removed from the charger.

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DIY – sycophant, AI Experiment, moving and taking Human head!

Here’s a really cool AI experiment. The moving head will talk to visitors while the head follows them… Thomas says,

Sycophant explores the relationship between viewers and a human-like robot. The human head is mounted on a motorized base which moves along a track. As a viewer walks by, the head follows on the track, while plying him or her with a cornucopia of compliments such as “I really like your hair” and “You look really hot!”

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Radio Shack Rescue Helicopter

Here’s a review of Radio Shack Rescue Helicopter which can fly indoors pretty nicely.

The only thing is that it is very unstable and cannot land…also you cannot really go forward or backward…just hover and randomly it goes…

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DIY – Coat Hanger Robot

Here’s a cool robot made from coat hangers…

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Circuit – DIY Water Level Indicator

I found some cool looking circuits at this website here’s one of them that detect levels of water by shorting…kinda nifty~

This circuit not only indicates the amount of water present in the overhead tank but also gives an alarm when the tank is full. The circuit uses the widely available CD4066, bilateral switch CMOS IC to indicate the water level through LEDs. When the water is empty the wires in the tank are open circuited and the 180K resistors pulls the swi

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Robot – Interesting sentry robot running Linux using Python

Here’s a cool sentry robot that uses an optical mouse as distance sensor and Linux as OS…

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Lantronix Wireless Design Contest

I remember talking to Lantronix Appication Engineers and sales people this March at ESC and they were telling me only 10 people submitted projects for their last year’s wireless design contest!

Basically, everyone who submitted something won at least couple hundred bucks.

Yes, that’s right, if you submit it, you might just win some money easy…

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Cute Flash Drives~

Cute Flash Drive coming from Freshly Squeezed Flash

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