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August 7, 2015

Electronic Fire Crackers

at 1:08 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets

 

If you like fire crackers but are in a location where you can’t use real explosives this Electronic Fire Cracker project will let you simulate fire crackers. A smoke machine and some strobe lights will provide the visual effect, a speaker will be producing sound and a raspberry pi will be controlling the show. Some PIR sensors are used to sense people and trigger the effects. The design has been made very robust in a nice industrial manner. The construction is modular which would allow for easy part replacement if needed.


August 1, 2015

DIY WiFi Smoke Detector

at 10:06 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks

 

Proto G sent in his latest project. It is a DIY WiFi Smoke Detector that he built to monitor his battery storage area. The system uses IFTTT (If this then that) to send out the messages. A full walk through of the device will be coming soon.

 


July 30, 2015

High Voltage Ejector Bed

at 2:17 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Insane Equipment

 

Do you need some help getting out of bed in the morning? This High Voltage Ejector Bed doesn’t give you gradual wake up music, a slow simulates sun rise, sun from motorized blinds or any other pleasant method of starting your day.  This system rings warning bells, flashes warning lights and blasts you our of bed with pneumatics. I think this would be very effective and would be used faithfully until you get your first black eye from smashing into your dresser. :)

 


July 29, 2015

Circle Plane

at 11:34 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks

circle-plane

 

I remember making a hand launched flyer using a straw and 2 circular hoops of paper. This Circle Plane when scaled up is very impressive. It doesn’t look all that controllable but the other planes had a blast flying through the large moving target. It was nice that the body and hoop were made out of cheap materials so a bit of destruction was not a big deal.

 

July 28, 2015

Weaponizing Your Pets: The War Kitteh and the Denial of Service Dog

at 1:50 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets

 

Gene Bransfield delivered a funny presentation at DEFCON about pets and technology.

“DoS Dog: With apologies to LadyMerlin (who has since blessed the project) I attended Outerz0ne one year and LadyMerlin brought her dog. They had labeled the puppy the “Denial of Service Dog” as the pooch demanded so much attention that it was impossible to complete any task other than petting the dog. I thought that if you loaded a doggie backpack with different equipment (e.g. a Pineapple) you could create a Denial of Service Dog of a different kind.”


July 24, 2015

Embroidered Zoetropes Animated Using Turntables

at 12:19 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks

embroidered-zoetrope-1

 

A well timed strobe light can do some amazing things. Artist Elliot Schultz placed these embroidered patterns on a record player (which naturally spins at a known stable speed). The resulting images are fun to look at. 

Via: Make and Laughing Squid

“This project encourages viewers to watch and engage with animation physically.

Discs were created with animated sequences embroidered onto their surface. They have been designed to be played on standard turntables and their shape and size is inherited from 10″ vinyl records. The animation is activated when a strobe light illuminates the discs in sync with the embroidered frames of animation.

This work was completed for my degree project at the ANU School of Art in 2013.

For more information on the project including process shots, check it out on my website:
http://elliotschultz.com/work/embroidered-zoetrope/”

 

 

July 23, 2015

Aviation Equipment Teardown

at 11:44 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets

 

The Geek Group does an interesting Aviation Equipment Teardown. It is interesting that when something isn’t built as cheap as possible so that it can compete on a shelf at Walmart you see some really robust well built equipment. This chunk of gear is meant to last and take a beating without failure. No skimping on the mechanical design, electronic design and component selection.

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