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DIY – Function Generator

Check out this function generator you can make if you don’t want to spend tons of hundred dollar bills on a real one.

Have a look at this professional function generator for example. Nuxie ha

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Homemade Pong watch!

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I have been searching for new watches lately and this would be the one I’d love to have.  Wow, this is an awesome project!  I couldn’t find any free source codes though…

After soldering all the parts together, it was time to make the watch finally come to life! The first thing I did is called, for lack of a better name, “Board Bringup”. It’s basically the smoke test to see if there

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DIY HACK – Howto Hack a Compact GPS!

Here’s a cool GPS serial hack using a Compact GPS from older PDAs.

Below is a description of how to modify the compactGPS to work with a standard serial port. This mod will allow you to use the device using your PDA serial port, a PC serial port, and a PDA/GPS car kit.

This device is a compact flash adapter for GPS If you are a walker or hiker, you should look at this device. It is very accurate, and has a very low data acquisi

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DIY HACK – Oscilloscope using PIC

Here’s a cool DIY oscilloscope using a PIC12F675 kinda similar to the Atmega Atmel Oscilloscope.

This is a simple PC voltage oscilloscope using only a PIC12F675, a 20MHz oscillator, and a RS232 level shifter. The PIC takes a sample on GP2, immediately sends it to the PC at 115,200 baud using an software asynchronous serial routine, and repeats. It sends a 8-bit val

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DIY – LED lighting Guide

Here’s a cool LED HOWTO guide including how to power LEDs using DC or AC.

LED lights are extremely efficient compared to standard incandescent lighting. No other lighting source outputs as many lumens per watt. They are particularly efficient at pro

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DIY HACk – A Tiny Wireless Motion Sensor

Here’s a cool little tiny wireless motion sensor you can make for the spies in all of us.

The idea was to put together a movie spy-gadget grade device both on the cheap and very small. Usually the gadgets you see in movies are fictionally created by well-funded government agencies with top scientists. It’s not all Hollywood magic – you too can create fun spy gadgets without nee

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DIY – Binary Clock

Here’s a cool binary clock DIY. Click here for Finished product and schematics.

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DIY – A MIDI controller shaped like a Hayden Duet Concertina

Cool midi project using PIC!

As you’ll see in the pictures, first I built a flat 8X8 array of switches laid out in the Hayden pattern (the white one plays “c”). The flat array let me lay the first one out pretty much just like the schematic diagram. It also let me not care too much about the end result, since I was learning to solder. The first version was wired to a breadboard, (not shown) where I debugged t

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HACK – PIC USB Programming, a Hackaday Competition Entry

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 – Pyramid Color Changing RGB using PIC!

Here’s howto make your own Pyramid mood changing lamp. This is a lot better then one you can buy at the mall for like 20 bucks!

Kinda like our Light Orb Alarm Clock, but it’s a pyramid!

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