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March 23, 2013

Name the Thing Contest – 226

at 9:41 pm. Filed under Contests

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The prize this week is a breadboard power supply. This contest will run for one week (March 23 – Mar 29, 2013). 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.

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Added April 16, 2013

The item to guess was a 16×2 Character LCD

The winner is Ross K. (there were 294 entries)

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Below is a picture of the prize.

 


PCB Milled Board

at 9:14 am. Filed under Electronic Hacks

PCB Milled Board_5

 

Check out this milled PCB that Per from  Zapro.dk Blog has made. If you think those are small traces and fine work for a milled PCB you are right. Not to mention the vias are plated through. This board is for a 5X5X5 LED cube that you can see in action here. This was done using a Protomat and a Minicontac II. You can see a Protomat in action here.

 

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Custom Milled iPad Stand

at 1:50 am. Filed under What Were They Thinking

 

CruddCNC shows us how he took a piece of billet aluminum and turned it into a Custom Milled iPad Stand. The CNC machining makes me jealous since my V90 CNC could make this out of wood but there isn’t a hope for it to make it out of aluminum. The result is a great looking heavy duty stand. Not exactly practice though since I would hate to know what it would cost to actually produce these like this for sale.

Via: Hack 247


March 21, 2013

IP Camera Bluetooth Robot

at 5:03 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Electronic Hacks, Toy Hacks

 IP Camera Bluetooth Robot

 

Our friend Dave from Plastibots has just completed this great looking Bluetooth Robot that has an IP Camera on board. Dave wrote an Android application called BT Bot Control to allow you to drive your robot around using commands over Bluetooth using your Android phone. The video from the camera is sent back using Wifi. I can just imagine how much fun this would be with a squirt gun connected! Connect either a powerful solenoid or a servo to squirt the target when you have them in your sights. Might need some larger motors to get the speed you would need to quickly drive away before the person you squirted tosses the bot in the pool though.

March 19, 2013

Dot Matrix Wall Writer – Time Writer

at 6:06 am. Filed under DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, What Were They Thinking

 

Olivier van Herpt invented a machine called the Time Writer. It allows any graffiti artist in training to get their message out to the masses with the push of a button. An Arduino controls the action here. The Arduino pulses a number of relays which open and close paint nozzles. The paint mixture is pressurized using a re-purposed water fire extinguisher which conveniently has a valve just like a car tire. I think this would be a very effective guerrilla advertising technique if it was hidden under a car and used water soluble paint so that your message only lasts until the first rain.  

 

Dot Matrix Wall Writer - Time Writer


Tea Timer Robot

at 12:44 am. Filed under DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

 

Tobias Schmidt built a robot mechanism to time his tea brewing. It uses a Atmel ATmega8 microcontroller to run the show, a 2 line LCD display shows you how much time is left for the brew to complete. A motorized slide was made with two optical limit switches is used to dunk the tea bag into the cup. Tobias is willing to share the code with anyone that is interested, you just need to drop him an email to request it.

March 17, 2013

Name the Thing Contest – 225

at 6:45 pm. Filed under Contests

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The prize this week is a breadboard power supply. This contest will run for one week (March 17 – Mar 22, 2013). Ending time is based on central standard time. To enter, identify the item above and what it can be used for. Bonus marks for the exact make and mode that this is from! Thanks to Dmitriy for sending in the image.

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.

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Added April 16, 2013

The item to guess was a IBM 92F0256 129MB 3.5″ IDE Hard Drive Maxtor 7120AI

The winner is Rune K. (there were 28 entries, wow this was a hard one)

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Below is a picture of the prize.

 

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