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DIY HACK – NES Controlled Espresso Machine

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Here’s a cool NES controlled espresso machinery!

…a PIC 16F876 microcontroller brain, a 20 character VFD display, nintendo controller, three zero-crossing solid state relays, IC thermometer, laser cut acrylic top, cold cathode ground effects and shot light. This project has stretched out for quite some time, and will likely contin

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DIY HACK – Sequence control – animation control with Arduino

Check out a animation sequence control using Arduino. It’s kinda cool hack.  You can also check out Zedomax Interface Control in 5 Minutes too! via

Sequence Control is an (open source) Arduino interface-controlled animation written in

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Wrist Watch with PDA

While I was digging for some stuff on digg, I found Philip Torrone’s cool wristwatch. Nice HOWTO on how to operate it with web pages.  I was actually looking for a new wristwatch since I saw some cool ones over the weekend at the Nut Tree outlets in Vacaville, CA.  Maybe an

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DIY HACK – Control a web enabled Xmas tree

Here’s a cool Christmas tree that can be controlled using a web server over the internet!

A few students at The University of Advancing Technology got into the Christmas hacking spirit this weekend and surprised the campus attendants on Monday morning with a TCP/IP enabled Christmas tree. The tree has been the centerpiece of holiday decorations at the university for the past few years, casting a static white glow across the commons late into the night. Static no more, the tree now hosts a we

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WII HACK – HOWTO access web

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Here’s a video on how to access the web before the official release of the Opera 9 browser by hacking the settings.

The Wii won’t officially have it’s Opera 9 browser until later, but clever individuals have figured out how to “hack” the settings on the Shop Channel (which is basically a stripped-down browser), and venture out onto the web. It’s not the prettiest solution, but it’ll get you surfing until the real thing finally drops.

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Hacking LED Christmas lights for low voltage use

Here’s a cool hack for hacking your Christmas lights for low volatge! Considering the low prices of Christmas Lights, it would be great to use the LEDs on it for other projects such as a POV.

Marking the polarity requires a test fixture. I use a pair of C batteries, c

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WII HACK – Nintendo Wiimote Acceleration Sensor Reading

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Here some more cool wii hacking!

There’s been a lot of progress made with dissecting the operation of the Wiimote. This video was recently posted on youtube, showing a PC MATLAB graph of the Wii’s acceleration sensor data. Since this data is now technically available on the PC via bluetooth, it shouldn’t be too long before someone puts together a Wiimote enabled PC game.

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DIY HACK – Full-screen scrolling teleprompter

Here’s a cool DIY on how to make your own scrolling teleprompter.

I needed a teleprompter to help me make better looking videos for my website on woodblock printmaking, so I built this one, using nothing but a few pieces of scrap wood and glass, and only free software.

When recording videos, I discovered that I’m n

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DIY HACK – Audio and Video Controller using Arduino!

Here’s a cool audio and video controller DIY using Arduino.

6-pack is an open-ended, highly customisable, and ultra-portable physical controller based on the Arduino board. 6-pack is an Arduino

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DIY HACK – Hovercraft gone wild at Make!

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Check out these guys smashing on their new shovercrafts! Awesome DIY on how to make one too.

Get your motors running, put your safety helmet, ear protection and safety glasses on, steady your fire extinguishers and prop open your first aid kit… Now you’re ready for he ultimate in diy sports – Shovercraft! Combining all

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