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October 3, 2015

T400 Temperature Datalogger Prototype Walkthrough

at 3:23 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks


September 30, 2015

DIY Motorized Combo Lock Cracking Device

at 10:24 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Insane Equipment

DIY Motorized Combo Lock Cracking Device


Have a master lock that you forgot the combination to? Samy Kamkar shows us how to get in with a nice little motorized combo lock cracking device

“Combo Breaker is a motorized, battery powered, 3D printed, Arduino-based combination lock cracking device. It is portable, open source, 3D models provided, and exploits a new technique I’ve discovered for cracking combination locks in 8 attempts or less, but in an even more exciting, automated fashion.”


September 27, 2015

Raspberry PI 2 Weather Station

at 6:14 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks



Jeremy Morgan built a Raspberry PI 2 Weather Station. It collects all of the data from the sensors and saves to to the cloud using a Google Drive spreadsheet which is accessed using a JSON file.


Via: Electronic Lab

“For this project you will need:


September 21, 2015

DIY Remote Bluetooth Firework Igniter

at 2:22 pm. Filed under DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

DIY Remote Bluetooth Firework Igniter


Great Scott used MIT App Inventor to get connected using Bluetooth from his phone to his project board. The board uses  some power mosfets to perform some extreme over heating of some low value resistors. These resistors then ignite some fuse cord which is used to light the fireworks!


September 15, 2015

Pinhole DSLR Camera

at 11:51 pm. Filed under DIY Hacks


If you are into photography and already have a DSLR camera you could turn it into a pinhole camera to get the tiny cheap camera effect. Your pictures will look like the ones taken with toy film cameras when you were a kid.

“For pinhole lens for your DSLR camera you will need a piece of aluminum can (beverage can), black electrical tape, a pin and (for the second option of pinhole lens) needless body cap. How to put it all together – watch in our video tutorial. We need to warn you, that the pictures made with a pinhole camera lens will not be sharp. But that smoothness and blur make them interesting and unique. By the way, you should set your shutter speed according to the light intensity (most likely you will need a tripod).”


September 14, 2015

Power Driver for DVD Burning Laser

at 11:44 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks


If you have a few dead DVD players sitting on the shelf collecting dust you could rig up a quick and dirty power supply to make it into a burning laser. There are laser drivers available but what is the fun in that.


September 9, 2015

DIY Shake Flashlight

at 6:53 pm. Filed under DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

DIY Shake Flashlight


When the power fails and you are stumbling around the house your flashlight batteries will inevitably be dead. A simple solution to this issue is to use a flashlight that doesn’t need batteries. With low current LEDs you can dynamically generate the power you need to light your path by just a few shakes. Of course you can purchase one but building one is much more fun!

“Materials needed: Small cut of PVC pipe, magnet wire, neodymium magnet, LED’s, 4 diodes or 1 diode bridge, capacitor, resistor, wire, breadboard, and electrical tape.”


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