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January 10, 2012

Increase your Fan Speed

at 10:19 pm. Filed under DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks


Are you getting fed up with your Fan’s speed? If Yes! then here is the solution.

Circuit-projects brings a fantastic tutorial that will help you to alter the power of your Fan’s motor winding.  This will help in increasing your Fan’s speed. Even you can monitor how fast the spin of your fan. 

January 6, 2012

World’s first crazy digital Foosball Table

at 1:35 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Crazy Hacks, Game Hacks


 Look on this crazy digital Foosball Table connected over Internet. You can do lot of amazing things, once you’ll be able to get this tble online. There are number of salient features of it like:

– The Blueprint

– The Mobile WebApp

– The Agency Foosball league

You’ll require a very few components to build your own Foosball Table like – Arduino Uno, WiFly Shield, Stackable Header Kit and Zeitschalter mit IR-Lichtschranken. You can collect all the design steps of this interesting project here.                                                             

 Checkout for more details at Github and Wiki and watch this documentary below:



January 5, 2012

Rudolph – Email Reading Reindeer

at 3:39 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks


Adafruit reported a cool gadget so called “Rudolph“, an email Reading Reindeer that lets you know when you’ve got a new email and tells you who sent it! Basically it uses Propeller Platform USB to log into the email server, trigger animations, and generate the speech. The Internet connection is handled separately by E-Net module.

All the software codes required to build this project can be downloaded from Gadgetgangster.  Not only this, there is a good references available that will give you an idea of building and customizing this project.  

Here’s a demo video that will give you some basic idea about this build:




January 4, 2012

Turn Chumby web browser to Full-screen kiosk

at 9:11 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Funny Hacks


Cibomahto member mahto modified the Chumby web browser to a full-screen kiosk for his 8″ Insignia Infocast branded machine. You can probably make it to work with the other Chumbys too without learning flash or compiling anything.


The steps required to make it working are :

– At first grab the file here,

– unzip the contents into a USB stick or SD card,

– place the card in your Insignia, and reboot.

– you can change the URL that it loads by modifying the file debugchumby 


The complete source code for this browser can be downloaded here.

January 3, 2012

DIY Steampunk Analog Clock with Moon phase

at 3:41 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Crazy Hacks, DIY Hacks


Instructables member Fatratmatt has posted in his blog an amazing concept of building a Steampunk analog clock. The clock not only displays the time, month, date and day of the week but it is even equipped with an option of playing  a video of the correct moon phase for the current date and time. You can create your own audio effects with the selectable volume controls when the moon phase video is being played. The dials are electroluminescent and are activated and dimmed by touch.

Fatratmatt has provided complete list of items, design steps and necessary software codes in his post here. To get an idea about this crazy project, watch this video below.  



December 30, 2011

DIY Auto turn-OFF featured cheap Digital Multimeter

at 12:59 pm. Filed under DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks


Youritronics member Florin brings you a wonderful design that enables you to add an Auto-OFF feature for 15 mins in your old and cheap digital multimeter(DMM). With this you can save your battery consumption even if you forgot to turn-OFF your DMM.

To add the Turn-OFF feature, you will be requiring a very few components like – microcontroller (tiny25 in the present case), a voltage regulator, a npn transistor and the associated capacitors and resistors. The circuit is powered from the multimeter 9V battery and cuts off the ground path to the meter to turn off its power.

The source code and Eagle based circuit schematics are accessible on github here. Also you can find the complete design steps at Florin’s post here


December 29, 2011

Bridgestone: Air-Free Tire Concept

at 7:38 am. Filed under Crazy Hacks, What Were They Thinking


Laughingsquid member  reported the new design concept of Air-Free Tire by Bridgestone. This Air-Free Tire is basically an airless tire design concept that relies on thermoplastic resin spokes to give the tire its shape and flexibility. This newly designed tire is 100% recyclable.

Currently the holders of lightweight carts and personal mobility devices can be benefited with this new launch and very soon this design concept will brought up for the larger vehicle holders too. More at Laughingsquid.

For advanced features of this new concept, watch the video below:  


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