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May 29, 2014

Electromagnetic Boots for Walking on the Ceiling

at 12:49 pm. Filed under Crazy Hacks

Electromagnetic Boots for Walking on the Ceiling

 

There will come a time when you have too much electronic junk laying about ready to take apart such that you can’t easily walk around. The obvious solution is to make some Electromagnetic Boots for Walking on the Ceiling.

Via:  Hackaday

“The magnet shoes themselves are easy to make and i can see people trying this. The tricky part is walking upside down, the ropes which have switches on to release the foot you need to step with also provide a way of reaching your leg back up because unlike walking normally your feet are trying to go over your head and not onto the surface in front of you. I tried to not have these but as soon as you release one foot you pivot?swing backwards on the fixed shoe as your centre of gravity shifts, once this has happened your other leg is no longer long enough to step back down so you have to pull you whole body weight up on the one leg which is VERY HARD.”

 

 


May 17, 2014

Maker Faire 2014

at 11:59 am. Filed under Crazy Hacks

Maker Faire 2014

 

I will have to make it out to a Maker Faire one of these days. Looks like a blast and they keep getting bigger and bigger! Thanks to Matt Walsh, Rachel Lea Fox, Anouk Wipprecht and Brice Arnold for the cool footage.

 

 

 

 

 

 


April 30, 2014

Pyro Board – 2D Rubens’ Tube

at 11:21 pm. Filed under Crazy Hacks

Pyro Board - 2D Rubens' Tube_2

 

We have all seen what a Ruben’s Tube looks like, check out the Pyro Board which is a 2D version of that. It has two speakers instead of the normal one.  The results are impressive when a sign wave is pumped into the board but when some music is played the effects are very memorizing. I think this is the modern version of watching a campfire.

 Thanks for the tip John.

 

Pyro Board - 2D Rubens' Tube_3  Pyro Board - 2D Rubens' Tube

 


March 28, 2014

Kyub – Three-Dimensional Feather Touch MIDI Keyboard

at 8:25 pm. Filed under Crazy Hacks

Kyub - Three-Dimensional Feather Touch MIDI Keyboard

 

Check out the Kyub, it is a Three-Dimensional Feather Touch MIDI Keyboard. It is brought to us by the same inventor that made the servoelectric guitar that we featured in the past.

“The Kyub is a maker friendly, open source MIDI keyboard that provides a new window to musical performance. Capacitive sensing gives the Kyub extremely sensitive action and an internal accelerometer allows the volume of each note to be precisely controlled for versatile musical expression. You can attach multiple Kyubs to a computer synthesizer or digital audio workstation for solo play, jamming with friends, or composition. A computer with a synthesizer program is required to make music,  Almost any computer-based synthesizer can be used–we provide information on connecting the Kyub to the free demo version of Propellerhead Reason which provides access to hundreds of high quality sounds.”

 

March 10, 2014

Ping Pong Robot

at 10:28 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Cool Gadgets, Crazy Hacks, DIY Hacks, Insane Equipment

 

 If you hate when you don’t have a partner to play ping pong with you why not build a robot. Ulf Hoffmann is an industrial mechanic and has some creative ideas. His Ping Pong Robot (translated) is quite amazing, you can see it in action above. The videos below demonstrate the building blocks to get to where the robot is today.

Via: Laughing Squid

 

 


February 2, 2014

Old Electronic Restoration

at 1:00 pm. Filed under Crazy Hacks

 

If you enjoy repairing electronic equipment have a look at bandersentv youtube channel. He finds all sorts of old tube TVs and radios, strips them down to nothing and upgrades them changing out old caps, resistors that have drifted in value and rebuilds tons of other components. This video is just a taste of his videos. If you think that some of the cheap Chinese electronics is scary when you open the hood watch some of the videos where you can see lots of simply point to point wiring of high voltage parts, a few good bumps and I am thinking you will get a nice short to the case!

January 13, 2014

Spinning Tube Trick

at 12:11 pm. Filed under Crazy Hacks

 

This is an interesting phenomenon. Watch the video above to see the Spinning Tube Effect and see the reason it works below.

 

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