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DIY Video Howto: Analog Meter Control

Here’s a video demonstrating analog meter control with a Cubloc microcontroller. It’s really easy to do, and adds a retro look to any project. It’s kind of a long video because I’m taking the time to explain everything I’m doing, b

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Wii HACK – Wiinja – Nintendo Wii Mod chip?

Check out this cool Wii mod chip that allows you to play backup DVD games on the Wii! At $51, not too shabby for a hack mod.

Unlock your Nintendo Wii. The Wiinja Nintendo Wii Mod Chip is the worlds very first Mod Chip for the Nintendo Wii console. Allowing you to run all Nintendo Wii and Gamecube DVD-R / DVD+R backup and import backup games. Full Support for Gamecube Homebrew software. Play any Wii or GC backup just like you would play an original gam

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DIY HACK – luscious electric delight (L.E.D.)

This is freakin’ awesome!

We started experimenting with “row/column scanning”. This term refers to how the columns of shared anodes(+) and rows of shared cathodes(-) in an LED matrix can be quickly turned on and off to control a single LED within the matrix. Because the number of LEDs with in a matrix will always be fewer than the total number of rows and columns, it is more efficient to quickly address the columns and rows than each individual LED. We first soldered a

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Solar Lawnmower and Mopbot

Okay, I’ve finally been able to stay away from the computer thanks to my girlfriend. But we are back for some more hacks and DIYs.

Check out these cool solar lawnmower robots and mop robot if you don’t want to spend $200 on a Roomba. You could probably make these inventions a little bit smart by adding a programmable controllers such as CUBLOC or

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HACK Project – 3D LED Hourglass!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Alf3QPirSG4

I’d probably stick with a traditional hourglass or my nike watch but this LED project is cool.

The LEDs are arranged in a circular conical fashion, to mimic the glass parts of a traditional hourglass, giving a 3-Dimensional appearance to the electronic hourglass. The system is equipped with a Z-axis accelerometer that detec

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In-rack wireless modules for PLCs

Here’s a cool radio gizmo wireless module you can use for PLCs and other “industrial” applications.  You could probably use it with CUBLOC or CuTOUCH too… Check out Prosoft Technologies for more info.

Frequency hopping

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DIY HACK PROJECT – Audio Spectrum using an Atmel AVR MCU!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gKk_hcp8Vw

Wow, check out this cool audio spectrum analyzer you can make using an Atmel AVR MCU! Well, I’ve always wanted to make one of these but finally found it at HackedGadgets!

This is an experimental work to monitor a spectrum pattern in radio band, and is a continuous project from Audio Spectrum

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Mechanical Hit Counter

Here’s a cool ethernet-enabled mechanical hit counter. It seems kind of over-powered using a relay but this can be a great source of information for similar applications.

So, when you ping salem, you’re actually hitting my firewall, which redirects ICMP type 8 (Echo Request) so the board, whose internal address is 192.168.0.2.The BX decodes the ping request and asserts a TTL output high for 50ms. This turns on the transistor, which fi

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Lego Mindstorms Warehouse Project

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR3veXMPoQE

Check out this cool lego mindstorms project by these Germans! Wundava! Sehr Gutte!

This Warehouse Project shows the power and flexability of the LEGO Mindstorm kit. It uses Microsoft BizTalk, Windows Workflow Foundation and

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DIY – Beginning with the Basic Stamp

video://blip.tv/file/get/Make-TheBasicStampAwesomeElectronicsWorkshop621

Check out Bre’s new video on Basic Stamp howto with Joe Grand. He’s also got some pdfs with instructions.

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