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DIY HACK – Homemade Balancing Skateboard!

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Wow, check out this awesome homemade balancing skateboard. As a skateboarder myself, this is way too cool…

It’s very similar to a snowboard to ride, requiring no user input other than the movement of your body mass. Leaning forwards and backwards controls the velocity and moving your weight from heal to toe controls the turn radius. It’s easy and very intuitive to ride.

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Virtual Reality Backpack

Check out augmented reality backpack from Tinmith! This seems almost like a physical layer of Second Life.

Welcome to the new Tinmith backpack 2006. As you can see from the images of our previous systems below, the new version is lighter and more robust than ever! We have taken our eight years of experience in the field and built a system using the best components that are currently available. We have designed our ow

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Zedomax reaches over 500,000 Unique Visitors thanks to you’all

The other day, we decided to check out web stats.  Above is a snapshot of our blog traffic since we started on August 14th, 2006.

We want to thank Phillip Torrone for all the blog posts and it was his Make blog that got us started in the first place.

Also all thanks also go to all the other blogs and websites that helped us get more traffic and keep going:

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HACK – The Wiibot using Wiimote and an industrial robot

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Wholly, cr@p! Check this robot that you can control using your wii controller! Just gotta watch out we don’t start making weapons with wiimite, PEACE! via via 

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AVR Laser Projector

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Check out this cool laser projector using AVR. WOw.

Motor spins drum with 16 mirrors around at about 20-30 rev/second. The mirrors are tilted differently, so that they draw one line each on the screen. Rotation time is measured by the reading fork and divided by 16*32=512. This is the pixel clock. When the reading fork senses that the wire attached to the mirror drum passes, a new frame starts, and the pixel clock starts. For each pixel, the las

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HACK – PIC USB Programming, a Hackaday Competition Entry

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Here’s a cool PIC USB programmable microcontroller. Cool…a hackaday competition entry

“This design uses the Microchip PIC 18F2450 or 18F2550 USB enabled microcontroller. The total parts cost is around $15 including the microcontroller for a single board. The board features a USB port that can be used with a bootloader for easy programming. It is designed to use a 20MHz crystal. Two switches are included, for MCL

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DIY HACK – The simpler USB2LCD using HD44780

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Here’s a cool little USB to LCD hack!

The hardware of the LCD2USB interface consists of the Atmel AVR Mega8 CPU, a cheap and easy to obtain microcontroller with 8 KBytes flash (of which ~3k are used in this application) and 2 KBytes RAM. The processor is surrounded by few parts, mainly connectors to interface to the PC and the LCD.

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DIY HACK – Make your own Oscilloscope

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Check out this DIY Oscilloscope using Atmel Atmega32.

I wanted to see if I could make a useful scope using just a microcontroller and a television. The result works, but is a bit slow with a maximum sampling rate of 15,750 Hz. This is fast enough for most electrophysiology, but not for audio. The sampling rate is determined by the maximum rate of the internal A/D converter.

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DIY HACK – Wave Bubble portable RF Jammer

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Ladyada has a cool RF Jammer that you can build yourself…WOW!

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HACK – Laser Pointer Control

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Wow, here’s some really cool laser pointer control. Sorta like your PDA device except you can point it anywhere with your laser pointer.

After I linked his basic laser pointer webcam interface the other day, [mnt] sent me this excellent demo

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