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April 30, 2014

Pyro Board – 2D Rubens’ Tube

at 11:21 pm. Filed under Crazy Hacks

Pyro Board - 2D Rubens' Tube_2


We have all seen what a Ruben’s Tube looks like, check out the Pyro Board which is a 2D version of that. It has two speakers instead of the normal one.  The results are impressive when a sign wave is pumped into the board but when some music is played the effects are very memorizing. I think this is the modern version of watching a campfire.

 Thanks for the tip John.


Pyro Board - 2D Rubens' Tube_3  Pyro Board - 2D Rubens' Tube


April 29, 2014

License Plate Electric Guitar

at 6:09 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks


Mike Senese from Make shows us how to make a License Plate Electric Guitar. Some basic tools are used to create a totally custom electric guitar, the video shows you how to wind the pickup coil using some screws, plywood and magnet wire. When this project is done you will have a guitar to jam on. In the example video a pre built guitar neck was used but depending on how elaborate you want this could also be hand made.

BMW E39 EV Conversion

at 12:07 am. Filed under Complex Hacks


Converting a gas car to run on electricity is not a simple task. Damien Maguire takes us through the progress of his conversion. His BMW 5 Series car will never be the same again!


April 28, 2014

Hackaday Hardware Contest

at 11:43 pm. Filed under Contests


Hackaday Hardware Contest


This is the coolest DIY electronic contest I have seen yet. I am sure it will get a ton of entries because of the grand prize, a trip to space! If you happen to win the grand prize but think that space is a bit over the top for your nerves you can always just take the cash equivalent which is close to $200K!!!! Of course there are still a ton of other great prizes to be won.

“The Hackaday Prize challenges hardware hackers to change their world by innovating in connected devices. In keeping with the community values of Hackaday.com, The Hackaday Prize encourages use of opensource technologies and reuse of submissions by the hardware hacking community.”



April 27, 2014

DIY Acrylic Skeleton Clock

at 10:57 am. Filed under DIY Hacks

DIY Laser Cut Acrylic Skeleton Clock


Benmurton made this working DIY Acrylic Skeleton Clock, the reason I say working is that when acrylic is cut into thin pieces it tends to be quite flexible. He did a great job building this clock, I immediately thought that it was laser cut since a laser machine would make quick work of this build but after looking further into his build log it turns out that he actually hand cut all of the pieces out using a scroll saw! The design was for his year 13 mechanical engineering college project, it needed to be designed in such a way that it could be produced using a CNC machine or a laser machine.


April 25, 2014

Magnetically Actuated Micro-Robots

at 3:51 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks


When you think of a robot you normally think of wheels that move it around with some type of motor. Are these magnetic robots the future? Can this design be scaled up?

Via: Adafruit

April 24, 2014

KMel Robotics Flying Robots Play Instruments

at 10:42 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets

KMel Robotics Flying Robots Play Instruments


Check out the KMel Robotics Flying Robots that can Play Instruments. The control of the quadcopters is amazing to be able to play these notes with the accuracy and timing that they can!

“Just a reminder about how this all works: each one of these robots has its position measured down to the millimeter (or better) at a very high frequency using an external localization system. The individual hexrotors themselves are being centrally controlled by a computer somewhere else, sort of like a puppeteer system.”

Via: IEEE Spectrum


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