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Garrett’s DIY #1 – Persistence of Vision Device

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(Garrett in Action!)

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Here’s a cool persistence of vision DIY by Garrett!

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PLC – Consider Programmable Logic Controllers for your next DIY project

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PLCs are basically industrial-grade computers that can be programmed to do tasks, sorta like microcontrollers but most PLCs have built-in encoders for motor control, support for modbus, and more…

Basically, if you are not familiar with BASIC, C, Java, or assembly language, PLC Ladder Logic language might be the way to go as it has been proven in the industrial field for factory automation and more.

Ladder Logic is a way of programmi

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Educational Circuits for Kids

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Here’s some cool educational circuits for kids.

They’ve got some cool circuit building kits such as voice-controlled circuits, light-activated experiments with what seems like safe-to-use circuit parts.

Later on, they can start modding with easy-to-use electronic circuit board such as CUBLOC, Basic Stamp,

or even get into real low-level circuit building with

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DIY – POV with Basic stamp

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Here’s a cool POV with Basic stamp. I have been trying to think of some cool POV ideas but this article seems a good one to get started with…

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Other cool POVs:

Ian’s Spoke POV

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Coin Battery powers one LED!

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Here’s a cool 1.5V battery made from coins that powers an LED! Great science experiment for kids and techy people like us. via make

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USB Drum

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My dad likes drums, maybe he will like this one that is more or less portable than his current full set of drums…he can start recording his own albums, awesome!

The included software takes your child’s beats and converts them into one of 233 realistic drum sounds. Once finished, your track can be played like any other audio file, either through your speakers or, best of all, headphones. That also means it could be burned to CDs, although that might not be a terribly popular option. Ea

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DIY Hack – Turn your PC into an Oscilloscope

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Well, here’s a cool DIY on using a simple ADC chip into a PC Oscilloscope. Very interesting how you can use a $6 chip as a $300 Machinery…

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ZikiWiki – Technology wiki for hackers, diyers, mcu users, plc users, etc…

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ZikiWiki is a technology wiki I created for technology. Well, right now I am just posting some stuff for my work but hopefully, it will get bigger and bigger and become a free useful tool for diyers, hackers, engineers, and etc… Right now it’s in beta testing period, so if you need a place for your information organization, this might be a good place to start.

I thought about how restricted wikipedia was becoming, it’s like a free place that’s not free anymore, but here’s a wi

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DIY Hack – Make a Spud Gun

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Here’s a cool video on making a spud gun from scratch from Bre at Make, kinda neat…gotta watch out for popo…

pretty good fuel, hair spray…wow that thing is nice though…goes like 200 yards…

This video podcast was inspired by William Gurstelle’s article in Make 03. You can go to this blogpost to download a pdf with all the instructions to make your own “Tazer-Totter.”

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AIST develops dexterous hand for working class droids

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Here’s a video of simulating carrying heavy objects:

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Here’s a video of it walking:

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Here’s a cool robot with dexterous 5 finger hand motion from Japan.

Researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) have succeeded in boosting the manual skills of blue-collar droids by developing a robust and dexterous hu

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