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Zedomax DIY125 – HOWTO make a Music Syncing Light Orb Alarm Clock!


Here’s the last DIY for year 2006!

Okay, we have seen some really cool Light Orbs while trying to make this Music Syncing Light Orb Alarm Clock. We started with Tod’s creation and soon realize that 1 LED will not be bright enough in slightest light condi

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Unicycle Balancing Bot!

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Maurits sent us his unicycle balancing robot which actually has one wheel for moving.

Thanks Maurits!

Now meet another balancing robot. This one balances on one wheel and apparently uses two RCX bricks and four sensors along with three tires to maintain balance on the axis perpendicular to its unicycle. The robot balances on the main axis by directly powering the wheel. The axis perpendicular to its unicycle is bal

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HACK – Digitized Doodle Dome using PICAXE and 5.25″ floppy drives

Here’s a real cool doodle dome using a PICAXE and a 5.25″ floppy drive!

The Doodle Dome was a toy made by Tyco in the early 1990’s. It is basically an Etch-A-Sketch type deal, except that instead of a flat rectangle, it is (most of) a sphere. Like an Etch-a-Sketch, there are two knobs that move a little pointer around a drawing surface, and it scrapes some silv

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Zedomax Christmas DIYs

In case you haven’t checked out what we’ve been digging up lately, you can click on the pictures below and check them out!

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DIY HACK – HOWTO make a open-source MP3 Player!

The guys Will at posted his howto on .  He shows us how to solder and assemble the Make Daisy MP3 Player from scratch! Well, this MP3 Player has always been on our priority list for hacking and modding so check it out and make one for yourself! We plan to hack it with some LCDs and more…


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WII HACK – Wii Controller HACKED!

Here’s the guts of wii dissected by Sparkfun team showing all the parts including some type of I2C interface and Broadcom wireless solution as you can see in the above pics.

U7849 6Q63 could be anything. All those flat round things (330, 100, 4R7) are inductors 33uH, 10uH, and 4.7uH. These are predominantly used for DC to DC step-up or step-down (also called boost and buck respectively). They can also be u

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Zedomax DIY HACK – HOWTO make your own “PS3 SIXAXIS controller” style BASIC-programmable USB device!


Remember we had a preview of the upcoming SIXAXIS controller for PC?

Well Garrett has now embedded the whole controller into his model airplane. He also added some special effects such a

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HOWTO Solder – The basics of soldering, photo gallery

If you are trying to make any one of our Christmas DIYs including the ones below, you will need to learn to solder. Soldering is not really complicated, you just stick a little bit of Lead to the soldering tool and that’s pretty much it but here are some pictures to do it the “text-book” way.

EPE Magazine has a good gallery and text on the basics of soldering… “These

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Cool Video – Brain Controlled Robot

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I’ve played golf with a guy who says the next generation of computers will be organic, he was some important guy of technology firm in Silicon Valley. Here’s something that’s very similar to that.  Also see wikipedia’s organic computing.

Researchers at the University of Washington have unveiled a “brain-controlled” robot — basically uses “an electrode cap (a non-invasive tool generating a noisy signal), mental powers commanded the robot to wal

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DIY HACK – How to etch solder paste stencils at home

Here’s a cool little instructable on how to etch solder paste stencils at home. I have been researching for home-made PCBs lately as Garrett’s always talking about it. Anyway, we can refer to this when we make some custom boards.

“Digg user bonlebon’s got some nice diggs!”

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