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April 25, 2017

Macbook Backlight Repair

at 11:41 pm. Filed under DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

 

Louis Rossmann shows how he walks through a Macbook Backlight Repair. As usual the scale of the repair is tiny and work under the microscope is needed. Some tiny jumpers and a steady soldering hand come to the rescue.

 


April 18, 2017

Pizza Box Robot That Shines a Laser in Your Eye

at 10:48 pm. Filed under Computer Hacks, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

 
 

Michael Reeves is a software developer at Infibit that has made a face tracking robot that is housed in a pizza box, it tries its best to find your eyes and shine a laser in them. The software that runs on a PC was written in C# and uses Emgu CV which is the .NET version of Open CV for the facial recognition portion. A web cam is connected to the computer scans for a face to attack, when detected the coordinates are sent over a serial cable to a microcontroller.  The ATmega 328 microcontroller has a few servo motors connected to laser pointer. Since the servo motors can move the laser pointer in XY positions the coordinates are used to point where it needs to. The result will annoy you and your guests. I think this would be useful at popular store displays when you need people to move along after having a quick glance. If you are looking to build your own version you can find the code here.

 

 


April 15, 2017

DIY SOLAR TESLA POWERWALL

at 11:40 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks

 

Instead of purchasing a Tesla Power Wall jehugarcia shows us how a DIY version can be put together. The EV West facility has a large flat roof which makes laying the panels nice and easy. The roof is crazy high so getting them up on the roof looks like it was not that simple. The video at the top shows a bit of the solar panel installation and the lower video is an update on the system showing how the system is wired. This system is basically used to charge EV vehicles but there are some regular outlets that can be used for regular plug in equipment if there is a power failure. The Tesla car batteries are mounted in a standard electrical off the shelf enclosure. There is no continuous battery monitoring on the battery packs but rather a header that a battery balance monitoring system can be plugged into whenever they would like to check the levels.

 


March 19, 2017

DIY Vacuum Chamber

at 9:56 pm. Filed under DIY Hacks

 

Chris Notap shows us how to make a DIY Vacuum Chamber for under $30. The heart of the vacuum chamber is a recycled compressor pump from a donor fridge. It is simple to construct with a piece of wood as the chamber base and something as simple as a mason jar acting as your chamber body. A few pop bottles are used as a simple free valve. You can see some of the experiments that can be done with the chamber below.

 

March 13, 2017

Hacking Heavy Trucks

at 11:03 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks

If you are looking to have some fun with the network of your big vehicle this video would be fun for you. The CAN bus is probably the vehicle bus that you have heard about but there are many other bus standards that are used when digging into your semi truck. Instead of purchasing a $100,000 truck they built a truck electronic emulation systems.


March 12, 2017

Great Alternative to Regular Helping Hands

at 12:07 am. Filed under DIY Hacks

 

 

Proto G shows us a Great Alternative to Regular Helping Hands. We use them all the time to hold a few things in place when you are soldering etc. But they are often not as precise as you would like to have them. These machinist  clamps and articulating arm look to be a great addition to any work bench.

 

March 2, 2017

ESP8266 WiFi Jammer

at 12:32 am. Filed under Computer Hacks, DIY Hacks



This ESP8266 – WiFi Jammer will give you an easy way to play around with easilly booting devices off your wifi network.

“Here is the $8 DIY Wifi hacker to try for yourself. This wifi jammer is so tiny you can fit into pocket. and carry it anywhere. it can powered through your power bank. You can perform multiple types of deauth attack, random beacon spam, beacon spam attack.”

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