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February 15, 2017

UNI-T UT61E Backlight Touch Mod

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CubeAMSPro100 has completed a UNI-T UT61E Backlight Touch Mod which adds some interesting features to the UNI-T meter. With a wave of a hand over the top of the meter he can now command the backlight to turn on or off. This isn’t a simple hack and it involved installing a custom PCB to handle the magic.

 


February 14, 2017

Add LED Backlight to a LCD Display

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Kerry Wong shows us how he makes some of his older gear a bit more usable by increasing the readability of the displays by Adding LED Backlight to the LCD Display. Turns out the LCD used some low intensity 5mm LEDs that were simply mounted in a way such that the light was directed through the rear of the display.

 

 


January 29, 2017

Arduino Controlled Industrial Stepper

at 11:36 pm. Filed under DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

 
AvE shows us that you don’t always need a complex expensive setup to drive industrial equipment. A simple Arduino setup is shown here to perform some simple stepper manipulation. The Arduino is connected directly to the Stepper driver which handles all of the complex microstepping etc. All the Arduino needs to do is enable it, chose a direction and pulse some steps at it. The result is a nice and simple repeatable system.

 

 


November 29, 2016

OpenHAB Raspberry Pi Home Automation Build

at 12:39 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks

 
 

DIY has used OpenHab is used to build a home automation control system using a Raspberry Pi. They are controlling an RGB strip. They are using some Adafruit modules to interface the Raspberry Pi to the light strip.

 
 

“openHAB is a software for integrating different home automation systems and technologies into one single solution that allows over-arching automation rules and that offers uniform user interfaces.

This means openHAB
is designed to be absolutely vendor-neutral as well as hardware/protocol-agnostic
can run on any device that is capable of running a JVM (Linux, Mac, Windows)
lets you integrate an abundance of different home automation technologies into one
has a powerful rule engine to fulfill all your automation needs
comes with different web-based UIs as well as native UIs for iOS and Android
is fully open source
is maintained by a passionate and growing community
is easily extensible to integrate with new systems and devices
provides APIs for being integrated in other systems”

November 23, 2016

Wood Turned Bowl with Inlaid Letters

at 10:58 pm. Filed under DIY Hacks

 
Kevin Hou built a Wood Turned Bowl with Inlaid Letters as one of his final high school projects.  He used sketchup for design the bowl and common power tools to bring it to life. His school has a very well equipped shop, most of the build was created with conventional woodworking tools except for the letters which was cut out on a CNC machine. The build took 60 hours and was all filmed using an iPhone 6S.


November 19, 2016

Vintage Camera Raspberry Pi Hack

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Tinkernut took a vintage camera and smoshed it together with some mini technology to re purpose it. A Raspberry Pi, camera module, WIFI module and screen is used as the wireless camera. The completed system sends each captured picture to the cloud. The code is very basic but turns this device into a robust IOT device that is fully functional.

 

October 28, 2016

DIY Cheap CNC Machine using DVD Drives

at 10:39 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

 

If you are looking for a project build that can probably be put together with some items out of your junk box and about $10 in parts. The main drive for the system are the motor units from 2 old DVD drives. An Arduino controls the system.

“components used
1. 2x old PC DVD Writer
2. Arduino nano
3. Small servo motor
4. L293D
5. Zero PCB”

 

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