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July 27, 2006

LCD Mouse Hack

at 7:20 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Computer Hacks, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

Not much to say about this one. For this mod a picture is truly worth a thousand words!

“For some reason I had a thought on trying to combine a graphical LCD with a computer mouse. Perhaps this had something to do with my review of Logitech’s G15 Gaming keyboard six months back. Like in my MouseFan mod that I did in 2001, I decided to joke around by addind a fan inside a computer mouse. At that time people were putting more and more fans to their setups so I thought it would be funny to see one inside a mouse. I believe this LogiNoki started with similar thought patterns. One can find LCDs and TFTs embedded to almost everything so why not inside a mouse. And why settle for an ascii or even monochrome display as there should be usable graphical color displays available out there…”

Via: Hackaday


PIC Based Scope

at 6:30 am. Filed under Computer Hacks, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

Here is simple PIC microcontroller based scope. Looks like the software has quite robust features.

“SISAM – SImple SAMpler – is a simple PIC-based hardware for precision dual channel data acquiring with moderate resolution (up to 500 ksps in continous mode and up to 5 Msps for very short sequence). It uses USART and SSP for sampling signals and software routines for RS232 communication. USART is configured for synchronous master reception, while SSP is set for synchronous slave reception and is driven by USART clock via external circuit (wire).”

Via: HG Forum

July 26, 2006

80 Watt HF PA

at 8:03 am. Filed under Electronic Hacks

Nice job rebuilding the guts of the transmitter. Why buy when you can rebuild.

“This PA is a homemade copy of the famous Zetagi B150, I got a box and PL sockets from an old dead B-150. The PCB was so tired and burned so I had to construct it using no PCB at all.. At 4 Watt input I have 60 Watt out, 6 W in gives 80 W out. This PA was also made back in 1987 before I even was thinking about becomming a HAM amateur. Offcourse it is only tested using a dummyload :-)”

LED Floor Tiles

at 7:18 am. Filed under Insane Equipment

Here is a great bathroom idea! Standard LEDs have a life of 100,000 hours so these should have no problem lasting till the next renovation.

“Ceramic tile installations are meant to last a long time- We hope that LED’s live as long as their reputation or this bathroom is going to look pretty silly in a couple of years. The idea of marking steps and edges with LED’s is interesting; they could be a great safety feature. Steuler Tile of Germany has introduced a line of ceramics featuring LED’s, primarily for decorative purposes. Available as single LED inserts or continuous strips. We look forward to LED’s becoming part of the fabric of our buildings- when a light source is cool and long-lasting, why not build it into corners, stairs and doorknobs?”

Via: Gizmodo

Red LED Desk Lamp

at 6:55 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

If you have a few Red LEDs looking for a purpose, this desk lamp looks like a great project. Might be able to do it with a little less regulation but taking the cautious road never hurts.

“Need a red lamp to provide soft red illumination around the telescope? Described here is an easy way to do this. Take a commonly available desklamp and convert it to LED’s. This is a single evening project, taking just a few hours to accomplish once the parts have been obtained.

I have found the resulting light extremely useful when observing. No more holding the flashlight in your mouth when reading charts or making observing notes.

Because the light can light up a whole area when turned fully on it can be used as a worklight when breaking down gear and packing it into the vehicle without bothering other observers at a dark observing site. Or build the 120V version for a personal observatory.”

Via: Make


Laptop Pong Clock

at 6:17 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Computer Hacks, Cool Gadgets, Game Hacks


Interesting mod, this makes an old laptop into a pong clock. It works in same way the wall hanging pong clock worked.

Via: TechEBlog

July 25, 2006

4 Blade Micro Helicopter

at 8:12 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Insane Equipment


This RC Helicopter is so smooth, the design is also quite unique.

“The Proxflyer Mosquito Twin-tail has 4 ch. control and is operated just as a normal
helicopter, yaw, pitch and roll and it can fly sideways due to the two tail propellers.
It is still absolutely stable and easy to fly. The Proxflyer Mosquito Twin-tail is a
prototype and it is not for sale.”

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