Hacked Gadgets Forum

August 3, 2015

Name the Thing Contest – 286

at 10:20 am. Filed under Contests

 

guess_this_286

The prize this week is a HMC5883L Triple Axis Compass Magnetometer Sensor so you can add some directionality to your next project. This contest will run for one week (Aug 3 – Aug 7, 2015). Ending time is based on central standard time. To enter, identify the item above and what it can be used for.

Please do not give the answer in the comments.

Send an email to contest @ hackedgadgets.com with “Name the Thing Contest” as the subject, and the message body consisting of:

  • The name of the item in the above picture
  • An example of what the item pictured above can be used for

The winner will be chosen at random from all of the correct entries.

Below is a picture of the prize.

 

electronic_compass_2

 


Electric Vehicle Kit That Can Be Built in a Week

at 10:04 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

Electric Vehicle Kit That Can Be Built in a Week

 

This The Switch Lab electric vehicle kit is designed for students to build it in a classroom. It comes with everything you need to build a sporty electric vehicle in about one week. The kit starts at around $20K and is designed to be built by one class and then stripped back down for the next class to build. The basic model comes with lead acid batteries, the higher models some with lithium ion batteries. The open chassis design is perfect for learning since there are no body panels to work around and obstruct the important bits that make the vehicle work.

Via: Make 

“The SWITCH Lab was designed to allow the instructor complete flexibility in the classroom. We provide over 30 hours of lecture material and 40 plus hours of lab projects, including the assembly of The SWITCH electric vehicle. Instructors can include our lectures as presented, skip some, augment others, or create their own. The class can be taught as an intense two week summer program or 17 week semester program or anything in between.”

 

 

 


August 1, 2015

DIY WiFi Smoke Detector

at 10:06 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks

 

Proto G sent in his latest project. It is a DIY WiFi Smoke Detector that he built to monitor his battery storage area. The system uses IFTTT (If this then that) to send out the messages. A full walk through of the device will be coming soon.

 


July 30, 2015

High Voltage Ejector Bed

at 2:17 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Insane Equipment

 

Do you need some help getting out of bed in the morning? This High Voltage Ejector Bed doesn’t give you gradual wake up music, a slow simulates sun rise, sun from motorized blinds or any other pleasant method of starting your day.  This system rings warning bells, flashes warning lights and blasts you our of bed with pneumatics. I think this would be very effective and would be used faithfully until you get your first black eye from smashing into your dresser. :)

 

July 29, 2015

Circle Plane

at 11:34 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks

circle-plane

 

I remember making a hand launched flyer using a straw and 2 circular hoops of paper. This Circle Plane when scaled up is very impressive. It doesn’t look all that controllable but the other planes had a blast flying through the large moving target. It was nice that the body and hoop were made out of cheap materials so a bit of destruction was not a big deal.

 


July 28, 2015

Weaponizing Your Pets: The War Kitteh and the Denial of Service Dog

at 1:50 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets

 

Gene Bransfield delivered a funny presentation at DEFCON about pets and technology.

“DoS Dog: With apologies to LadyMerlin (who has since blessed the project) I attended Outerz0ne one year and LadyMerlin brought her dog. They had labeled the puppy the “Denial of Service Dog” as the pooch demanded so much attention that it was impossible to complete any task other than petting the dog. I thought that if you loaded a doggie backpack with different equipment (e.g. a Pineapple) you could create a Denial of Service Dog of a different kind.”

July 27, 2015

Replica of Batman Returns Batmobile

at 12:19 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, What Were They Thinking

batman-returns-batmobile (1)

 

If you like movie cars have a look at this one. Not sure it would fit in the garage but it would be fun to drive around town!

Via: TechEBlog

“Special crime fighting gadgets include a fully operational flame thrower at the rear, hydraulic suspension enabling the car to be lifted a further nine inches off the ground, a smoke release mechanism, remote full releasing electronic canopy, remote ignition and full LED running lights, dashboard display and front and rear camera’s complete the specification. This vehicle is believed to be one of the best after-production, fully road-legal models ever made. The mileage is particularly low as it has mainly been transported from venue to venue and is described by the vendor as in excellent running order”

 

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:

Site Videos:

Incoming Links: