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DIY – How To Make Your Own Homebrewed PCBs

I think this has been around but we’ve been thinking about making some homebrew PCBs, so… This DIY is pretty good since it has lots of cool pictures… nice glove…

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CNC Milling Machine updated with Mach3 Software!

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Check out the update on CNC milling machine with cool software update with Mach3 CNC software. Now Garrett’s CNC milling machine runs much faster with the Mach3!

We’ve been playing around with Mach3, which supports Modbus I/O. This example uses one modbus output on a CUBLOC module to control the spindle motor through an

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How to build your own heart monitoring device, a simple ECG?

Here’s a cool DIY on howto build your own heart rate monitoring device using an Atmel Atmega8 microcontroller.  You can probably easily make this idea work with any other microcontroller out on the market with an ADC.

After a little introduction into ECG we will move on to the electronic description. The simplest way to explain how it works is to make a block diagram! The signal from the body is being amplified(the signals from the body are small and weak, ranging from 0.5 mV

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Hands-on with the AtariLab Kit

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I’ve been witness to some retro Atari’s you can buy at Target for like 30 bucks. Here’s some cool kits you can actually put sensors and make it act as an MCU.

AtariLab is a sensor kit for the 8-bit Atari computers. I ordered two of the kits recently, the starter kit and the light kit, and they both arrived in pristine condition. They work great with the Atari 130XE, but the light sensor was giving me some random readings (replacing the photoresistor in that wouldn’t be hard). The breakout board attaches to the

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DIY – FM Transmitter

Here’s a cool little design for your future FM transmitter.  (I’ve built similar ones before, the challenge is, can you build one that’s stereo and noise-free?)

Using the simple designs of Tetsuo Kogawa, Japanese engineer famous for “party radio” and “polymorphous radio,” Neighborhood Public Radio will spread the gospel of micro-transmission in a 3-hour build your own pocket micro-transmitter workshop. Bring your soldering iron (if you have one) and an Altoids tin… and Neighborhood Public

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AVR LED Clock

Ah ha! Here’s a cool AVR LED Clock you can make that also syncs itself with the NTP time server via ethernet! (We are going to have to make this too…)

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Aqua Teen Hunger Force Update

Things have been going crazy over Aqua Teen Hunger Force. I think their guerilla marketing strategy did work!

Check out these interesting links for the Aqua week:

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DIY HACK – Tank Bot!

Kinda neat creation, a tank bot. Check it out dude.  Also check out videos and circuits.

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Make Daisy MP3 Made! Touchscreen Desktop MP3 hack coming soon…

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So we made the MP3 player and it works freakin’ great! The sound quality was as good as an off-the-shelf MP3s. We plan to hack it using a CuTOUCH CT1720 and make some cool touchscreen menus for it.

Here’s some pictures of how it will fit in the touchscreen enclosure: (It fit perfectly!)

The only hurdle we face now is changing the firmware of the MP3 player a littl

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DIY HACK – How to make a GPS Logger using PIC and a $20 GPS receiver

Here’s a tight little project that can cost very little to make if you need to make your own GPS data logging system for your next hiking or outdoor adventure!

This project focused on creating a simple serial data logger for the Delorme Tripmate (also known as the GPSTripmate). The Tripmate is an older GPS receiver that can be purchased on eBay for < $20. I happen to have one that my famil

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