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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

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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”

 


July 24, 2015

Embroidered Zoetropes Animated Using Turntables

at 12:19 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks

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A well timed strobe light can do some amazing things. Artist Elliot Schultz placed these embroidered patterns on a record player (which naturally spins at a known stable speed). The resulting images are fun to look at. 

Via: Make and Laughing Squid

“This project encourages viewers to watch and engage with animation physically.

Discs were created with animated sequences embroidered onto their surface. They have been designed to be played on standard turntables and their shape and size is inherited from 10″ vinyl records. The animation is activated when a strobe light illuminates the discs in sync with the embroidered frames of animation.

This work was completed for my degree project at the ANU School of Art in 2013.

For more information on the project including process shots, check it out on my website:
http://elliotschultz.com/work/embroidered-zoetrope/”

 

 


July 23, 2015

Aviation Equipment Teardown

at 11:44 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets

 

The Geek Group does an interesting Aviation Equipment Teardown. It is interesting that when something isn’t built as cheap as possible so that it can compete on a shelf at Walmart you see some really robust well built equipment. This chunk of gear is meant to last and take a beating without failure. No skimping on the mechanical design, electronic design and component selection.

July 22, 2015

Ultra-Strong Adhesive called Water Glass also known as Sodium Silicate

at 12:52 pm. Filed under DIY Hacks

 

Water, Lye and Silica Gel are used to make a product called water glass (also called Sodium Silicate). Mixing the Lye with the water and then adding the crushed desiccant packets will create a mixture that can be used as a high temperature adhesive. 

Sodium silicate is the common name for compounds with the formula Na2(SiO2)nO. A well-known member of this series is sodium metasilicate, Na2SiO3. Also known as waterglass or liquid glass, these materials are available in aqueous solution and in solid form. The pure compositions are colourless or white, but commercial samples are often greenish or blue owing to the presence of iron-containing impurities.

They are used in cements, passive fire protection, textile and lumber processing, refractories, and automobiles. Sodium carbonate and silicon dioxide react when molten to form sodium silicate and carbon dioxide:[1]

Na2CO3 + SiO2 → Na2SiO3 + CO2

 


July 21, 2015

Inside the EDSAC Computer

at 6:05 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets

 

A look Inside the EDSAC Computer shows us how much we take for granted these days. Funny how when there are no concepts to work with the methods of storing and executing information you get things like mercury delay systems.

July 20, 2015

A look inside a 10GHz Microwave Link

at 12:38 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Electronic Hacks

 

Mike takes apart a 10GHz Microwave Link. You can see that this is a really precision piece of equipment, the wave guide piece is very interesting. Not sure what the cost of this is but I can guarantee it would not be cheap. There is quite a lot of electronics on the transmitter which as you would expect is very nicely laid out, there is obviously a lot of things that have been taken into account here, the via stitching at 8:35 is interesting since there are different size holes used and there are also strange snake like patterns. This type of high frequency stuff is sure exotic when comparing it to what I would consider the basic electronics that I see on a daily basis. 

 

 

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