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October 15, 2016

Drone with 1000 Watts of LED Light

at 8:35 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, DIY Hacks


1000 watts of light doesn’t sound like much. But 1000 watts of LED light mounted to the bottom of a drone flying overhead looks amazing. The video captured at the end of the video is stunning and the smoke scenes are mesmerizing.


October 14, 2016

Robotic Building Automation

at 12:29 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks


Robotic automation is great. Set and forget, once dialed in this system will create parts that are identical and not complain about coffee breaks. Love the creative jigs that enable the robot to handle materials that might not be placed with high precision.

May 17, 2016

SOLAR Powered Plane

at 8:15 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, DIY Hacks


Prometreus has a great concept here. This plane has autopilot and a camera to capture the trip. With a 6 hour 200km range you can certainly cover a huge area.

“A SOLAR powered RC plane flies over 6 hours, only powered by the sun. The plane travels a distance of over 200km. It is self sufficient like the solar impulse system. ”



April 28, 2016

Table Tennis Trainer Project

at 9:35 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Computer Hacks, Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Game Hacks, Insane Equipment



If you enjoy table tennis this trainer might be a great next project. Thomas Mayer created this as his bachelor thesis project. Two Playstation CL-eye cameras are used to view the play area and track the ball. A project is then used to display game elements that the players can interact with to play many game scenarios. The game was created using VVVV which is a visual/textual live-programming environment for easy prototyping and development.

Via: Technabob and Gizmodo

“The basic idea of my bachelor thesis was to track the ping pong ball in realtime to create data visualisations for trainers and players. After a few weeks of working I started developing a projected mapped interface for the ping pong table to show the collected data. By projecting game obstacles on the surface I figured out that I can change the game play totally.”



March 24, 2016

Mooltipass – Offline Password Keeper

at 4:21 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Cool Gadgets

Mooltipass - Offline Password Keeper


Worried that a site hack will compromise your passwords? This unit stores your passwords on the Mooltipass using AES-256.

“The concept behind this product is to minimize the number of ways your passwords can be compromised, while generating and storing long and complex random passwords for the different websites you use daily. It is designed to be as small as possible so it can fit in your pocket. Simply visit a website and the device will ask for confirmation to enter your credentials when you need to login. The mooltipass main components are: a smart card connector, an Arduino compatible microcontroller, a FLASH memory, an OLED screen and its touchscreen panel. The OLED screen provides good contrast and good visibility.”

March 17, 2016

Building a 3D LED Spectrum Analyser

at 11:46 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks


Are you looking for a new project and have 3 or 4 months to dedicate to it this 3D LED Spectrum Analyser Project by Pianistos might be just the ticket. If you don’t have access to some of the equipment that he has it could take even longer though! He is able to make a bunch of jigs that allow him to quickly place and solder hundreds of connections where if you were using helping hands they would not be as accurate and would take 10 times as long. You can grab the software here if you are thinking of building your own. You can see it in action below with some amazing piano work by the project builder.

“I found the 8x8x8 ledcube project really cool but I did not want to blindly copy it because it would not have been new. After thinking a bit I got an idea to build a 3D spectrum analyser that reacts to music and here is the result! It is amazing to play piano with it.

HolKann (alias) is a friend of mine who wrote the code for this project. After I built the spectrum analyser I asked him to help me with the programming and he was happy to work on the project! It was a learning experience for both of us. Of course I had to have an idea on how and what should be programmed before building this thing but I needed someone to write an optimal code in order for the microprocessor to execute the algorithms at the desired speed. After some evenings of programming we finally got this thing working. We squeezed all juices out of the microprocessor to get a refresh rate of 80 fps and a beat response of about 12ms (the time it takes to process the audio signal and to show it visually)! If there is no input signal for longer than 1 minute the spectrum analyser turns off automatically.”


March 15, 2016

Louis Rossmann from Rossmann Repair Group Shares Repair Techniques

at 8:42 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Computer Hacks


Louis Rossmann operates a Apple device repair business called Rossmann Repair Group in New York. His videos show a no bull view on what he thinks of Apple, Customers and running a Small Business. Even though Louis specializes in fixing Apple devices he doesn’t give them any slack in their business practices. He troubleshoots and fixes boards which allows him to install a few pieces of jumper wires and a few dollars of components instead of swapping hundreds of dollars of boards. I love the space that he works in, it is tiny and cramped since he is in a high rent area. But the amount of work that he can crank out of this space is amazing and inspiring to everyone with a home lab. He specializes in Apple devices since he can stock just a few components to fix most of their popular devices. And we know that there are lots of Apple devices out there since Apple is the most valuable company in the world.


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