Hacked Gadgets Forum

January 16, 2017

Heavy Lift MOT Magnet

at 12:03 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Electronic Hacks

 
There are lots of uses for MOTs (microwave Oven Transformers).  The guys from Make it Extreme have come up with a great new use. Convert them to a Heavy Lift Magnet. They take a number of transformers, chop the top off the laminated core and weld them to a heavy base plate. They are then wired to a common power source and the surface of the transformer that will touch the metal being lifted is machined flat. The only limitation that I can see is that not all of the transformer sections might be touching the metal object being lifted. The lifting capacity for some free MOTs is quite impressive!

Thanks for the tip Curt

 


January 13, 2017

Gesture Controlled Lamp powered by Raspberry Pi

at 12:06 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Electronic Hacks

 

 

This Gesture Controlled Lamp is powered by Raspberry Pi. An infrared camera is connected to the Raspberry Pi allowing the system to monitor for wand movements since the wand has an IR LED build into it. OpenCV is used to decipher the wand movements. There are a few simple gestures that are recognized to magically control the light.

Via: Make

“After a recent trip to Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter, my daughters and I decided to create a project that could use the interactive wands from the theme park, at home, to control our own props and gadgets. We called it Raspberry Potter because it was powered with a Raspberry Pi. We demonstrated the project last year at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Mini Maker Faire and this article — Ollivander’s Lamp — is the latest extension of that project.”

 


January 12, 2017

Paper Airplane Gun version 2

at 8:29 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks

 

 

We have seen Paper Airplane making systems in the past, this one is super fast. Taking a stack of paper and jamming it through a set of rollers bending and folding as it goes makes for a very fast plane machine. The use is great, stack it full of flyers and fly them at your targets. Doing this from a tall building might be lots of fun!

Via: Hackaday

 

 

 


January 7, 2017

MK2 VR Experience

at 10:01 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets

 

Instead of going out climbing wall or the movies this virtual experience system can provide you a variety of experiences in one facility. The user uses VR for the immersive visual experience and physical objects for the tactile environment.

 

 

 

January 3, 2017

Cardboard Computer Build

at 10:28 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Computer Hacks, Cool Gadgets, What Were They Thinking

 

Mark Nesselhaus is building a computer the hard way, by using handfuls of transistors and cardboard.

 

“Attempt to build a computer using cardboard and brass paper fasteners as the base material for all of the logic circuits. Why? Well, the cardboard is free as my workplace puts it in the dumpster and I do not have the funds to buy better material. All of the electronic parts thus far were given to me by a friend who passed away and what better tribute than to build a computer. Except for the ALU all gates are either Nand or Nor using DTL. The transistors used are npn 2n2222 type or pnp 2n3906”

 

 

 


December 25, 2016

Interactive Alexa Raspberry Pi Christmas Tree

at 6:13 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets

 
This Interactive Alexa Raspberry Pi Christmas Tree was built using an Amazon Alexa Dot, Raspberry Pi Zero, and a Neo Pixel LED strip.

“I’ve programmed my custom Alexa Skill to recognize three seasonal phrases and then send a message over MQTT to the Pi. These are defined in speechAssets – part of the Alexa Skill SDK.

Alexa tell Christmas Tree [to] change to red/green/blue
Alexa tell Christmas Tree to turn off
Alexa tell Christmas Tree to set brightness to 60 percent”

 

 

December 22, 2016

Cracking the Sega Saturn CD

at 9:34 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Game Hacks

 

 

Debuglive takes a look how Dr Abrasive’s cracked the Sega Saturn CD system. The original copy protection of the system uses a physical wobble in the outer edge of the official game CDs. This makes copying the disks impossible since blank disks have this portion pressed into it when you get it. After a lot of reverse engineering and some custom hacking the system is now able to do lots of things that it was never intended to do.

 

Internal Links:

Categories:

Search:

Google
Hacked Gadgets
Web

Site Sponsors:

Nuts and Volts Electronic Labs Trossen Robotics Free Technical Publications Blue LED

 

Recent Comments:

Site Rating:

More RSS Feed Options

Site Sponsors:

 

Interesting Sites: