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September 30, 2015

DIY Motorized Combo Lock Cracking Device

at 10:24 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Insane Equipment

DIY Motorized Combo Lock Cracking Device


Have a master lock that you forgot the combination to? Samy Kamkar shows us how to get in with a nice little motorized combo lock cracking device

“Combo Breaker is a motorized, battery powered, 3D printed, Arduino-based combination lock cracking device. It is portable, open source, 3D models provided, and exploits a new technique I’ve discovered for cracking combination locks in 8 attempts or less, but in an even more exciting, automated fashion.”


September 19, 2015

Beer Lift Contest

at 8:36 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Funny Hacks


Hobby King is doing their Beer Lift contest again. There are lots if great fun entries to watch! Lots of great successes and some failures.

“It’s that time of the year again… it’s time to lift some beer! You’ve all seen this one before and it’s time to get your entries in. For those who haven’t experienced the HobbyKing Beer Lift it’s simple, the one who lifts the most beer wins. And by wins, we means there’s $2,500 worth of store credits up for grabs.”





September 8, 2015

Fun with ESP8266 and WS2812B LEDs

at 3:54 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Crazy Hacks


CNLohr has been playing with the popular addressable WS2812B LED lights and the powerful (and cheap) ESP8266.



September 7, 2015

Calculating pi with a Pendulum

at 5:16 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks


Pi is a very interesting number that comes up in many formulas. Did you know that you can calculate it using a swinging pendulum?


August 31, 2015

Verilog for FPGA

at 11:18 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Electronic Hacks

Verilog for FPGA


 from Hackaday has some nice tutorials to get you up to speed in using an FPGA. 

“Whatever tools you use, the workflow for any FPGA is basically the same, although details of the specific tools may vary. Sometimes the names vary a bit, too. Although you write code in Verilog, the FPGA has different blocks (not all vendors call them blocks) that have certain functions and methods they can connect. Not all blocks have to be the same either. For example, some FPGAs have blocks that are essentially look up tables. Suppose you have a look up table with one bit of output and 16 rows. That table could generate any combinatorial logic with 4 inputs and one output. Other blocks on the same FPGA might be set up to be used as memory, DSP calculations, or even clock generation.”


August 27, 2015

Dobot – Robotic Arm

at 10:38 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks


The Dobot is an interesting robotic arm platform that has lots of cool uses.

“The High Accuracy how easy for our M-1X to carry the small screwdrivers with full accurate strikes! Various Controlling Methods it could be controlled by via 6 ways including mouse, mobile APP, EEG, voice, leap motion and gestures. M-1X can read It support the VI system. Red or green? You decide! “


August 13, 2015

Hackers Remotely Hack into Vehicle

at 10:23 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Crazy Hacks


 Turns out there is a hole in the UConnect entertainment system that can be found in many cars on the road today. This can allow hackers to take control over things like the vehicle systems like acceleration and braking

“Two hackers have developed a tool that can hijack a Jeep over the internet. WIRED senior writer Andy Greenberg takes the SUV for a spin on the highway while the hackers attack it from miles away.”


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