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March 10, 2015

Crocs Drone Delivery system

at 9:24 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Crazy Hacks, Insane Equipment

Crocs Drone Delivery system 

 

Crocs are comfy shoes but picking them out in the store might be a bit challenging. First you might have to walk through some aisles, then you might need to speak to a customer representative for your size. Until we can have Amazon drop your new pair of Crocs on your doorstep we can have a drone pick and drop your favorite selection to you. Of course this is not practical but does show some interesting concepts that will be common when this technology drops in price. 

Via: Engadget and IEEE Spectrum

 

 

 


February 3, 2015

Water Drops and Acoustic Vibration

at 2:17 pm. Filed under Crazy Hacks

 

Check out this video that demonstrates what you can get when you add some Water Drops and Acoustic Vibration. The results are very eye catching, reminds me a bit of the non-newtonian fluid experiments we saw in the past. To ramp up the fun this could be connected to a microcontroller and the frequency could be adjusted by the controller instead of a computer.

“In this video I ran the speaker at 285 Hz and varied the volume to produce the different effects. There is nothing particularly special about 285 Hz, the drops will stay suspended at other frequencies as well. Any dish soap will also work just as well as another to lower surface tension which increases the stability of the drops.

The 4 inch speaker and 90mm petri dish were both purchased online. Often 90mm petri dishes are labeled and sold as 100mm, which are more common to find. The ones I purchased were also being sold as 100mm, but the actual size could be determined by the reviews. Blunt tip syringes were also purchased online to create the drops.”


January 27, 2015

FPV Quadcopter Shooting Roman Candles

at 5:29 pm. Filed under Crazy Hacks, What Were They Thinking

 

Fellow Canadian PIEROGRAM had some experimental fun when he was at the cottage this summer. If you have a quadcopter and want to live on the edge, strapping some roman candles to the quad might be a bit of dangerous fun. Of course don’t blame me if you burn down your house, start a forest fire or blind someone! 

 


December 7, 2014

Propane – Oxygen Cannon & Shock Tube

at 3:05 am. Filed under Crazy Hacks

 

This Propane – Oxygen Cannon & Shock Tube is one heck of a project. Looks great and should work very well, don’t think there is a video of this one in action though.

 “When a stoichiometric mixture of gasses is ignited, it is known as a deflagration, which results in a subsonic pressure wave. The principal behind the shock tube is to use the subsonic wave to compress a mixture of flammable gas and oxygen in a tube of specific geometry so rapidly that the driven gas mixture detonates rather than deflagrates generating a supersonic shock wave. In this particular type of shock tube pressure waves have been generated as high as Mach 7.”

 

November 11, 2014

3D Printed Car

at 11:28 pm. Filed under Crazy Hacks, Insane Equipment, What Were They Thinking

3D Printed Car

 

Printing this car took just 44 hours our out of 44 parts. Just bolt on some electronics and wheels are you are ready to drive! Love the design but up close it doesn’t look polished like a metal vehicle but you can see that it goes together in thick levels. What will we see in the future? Instead of customizing your new car by picking a color, interior trim option and accessories are we going to be able to push and pull some of the body features? It sure does open things up for some interesting thoughts.

 


October 29, 2014

Hacked Gadgets Halloween Pumpkin Experiment

at 3:50 am. Filed under Crazy Hacks

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We crank up the juice on a 5mm LED to light up the Hacked Gadgets Halloween Pumpkin. LEDs have some incredible run time, quite often we don’t need them to run for thousands of hours. If you just need a fraction of the run time just crank up the power and get increased intensity. Watch the long version of the video below to see the math behind the hack. If you just want to see the cray results jump down to the short version. Don’t try to imitate the results since there is an electrocution and burn hazard with this hack. :)

Thanks to my daughter Alexis for carving the Halloween Pumpkin!

 

LONG VIDEO VERSION

 

SHORT VIDEO VERSION

 

October 28, 2014

Laser Etched Halloween Cookies

at 12:09 pm. Filed under Crazy Hacks

Laser Etched Halloween Cookies_8701

 

Thought it would be fun to jazz up some cookies for Halloween. After some playing around with the power, speed and focus the results are not too bad. You can see the full res images here.

 

 

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