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October 20, 2015

Car Horn Alarm Clock

at 12:10 pm. Filed under DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks


This Car Horn Alarm Clock is sure to wake you up in the morning. Not sure if the volume would beat my Fire Alarm Bell Alarm Clock but either is sure to get the job done. The clock in this hack has a nice small motor that is activated to ring the alarm on the stock unit. A small transistor is used to drive a mosfet to handle the large current needed for the car horn.

October 11, 2015

Water Shut Off Valve Project

at 4:31 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Electronic Hacks


This project allows you to automate the filling of water containers. In this case the need was to stop filling a horse water tank and automatically stop when it has been filled. A few stainless steel clamps are used to sense the water by conduction. The circuit is running off a 9 volt battery, it is powerful enough to activate the 12 volt relay and a voltage divider is used to make the 5 volts that the microcontroller needs.

“This is a very simple project that only uses a few electrical components and some PVC pipe. This is the first project that I have built using an ATTiny 85. It is a very powerful little chip and I will probably have many more projects that use it. An Arduino can be used in place of the ATTiny85 and the same code should work.”


October 10, 2015

JIGMOD Electronic Circuit Building System

at 7:16 pm. Filed under Electronic Hacks



Looking to kickstart your prototyping? JIGMOD might be just what you need. You still get to use your speedy breadboard but those devices that just don’t quite fit can now be a compact module that is held securely over to the side. Moving your prototype around from place to place will no longer be a stressful time since with this system it is much more likely to survive.

“How does JIGMOD do it?

  • JIGMODs and the mounting configuration allows for stacking JIGMODs of the same size, revolutionizing the prototyping process
  • Wire-to-board connectors – make wire connections with the push of a finger! No screwdrivers are necessary for this operation.
  • Pre-tapped drill holes in platforms allow versatile mounting configurations
  • Board-edge fasteners – allows 2 boards to utilize the same supports and increases parts per area.
  • High quality JIGMOD modules with high quality electronic components”



October 8, 2015

Solar Security Light Teardown

at 7:56 pm. Filed under Electronic Hacks, Teardown


John Schuch does a Solar Security Light Teardown, the device is to be used in his HackaDay Prize Entry. It often makes sense hacking an off the shelf product instead of designing and building your own especially when the device needs to last in the outdoor elements. John has seen first hand what happens to unprotected powered electronics when exposed even for a short time to the elements on his project page.  

“Rather than spending a whole lot of time finding domestic suppliers of small photovoltaic panels and trying to spec a nicad or nimh battery pack, I decided to buy a “60 LED Solar Security Light” from Harbor Freight just a few miles from here.”


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 24, 2015

Acoustic Energizer by IPC Scam Product

at 4:33 pm. Filed under Electronic Hacks, Scam

Acoustic Energizer by IPC


I love how some scam products put so much effort into creating documentation and claims that you think there must be some validity behind them. Have a look at the inside of the Acoustic Energizer by IPC. Nice looking case, documentation looks impressive. As long as you don’t take a screwdriver to it and peek inside I am sure your music will sound better than ever. :)

How does Acoustic Energizer works?
Once turned on, the Acoustic Energizer generates a PVA Field that aligns the particle motions of the atmosphere, mainly the air molecules. When the micro-phase alignment is achieved, sound transmission loss in the air will be minimized, enabling a clear sound projection over distance. This provides excellent acoustic conditions to retain richer harmonics and fuller nuances. The result will be an unparalleled audio experience like never before.


IPC’s proprietary Euphoria TechnologyTM is implemented in all IPC products to generate a prescribed and stable PVA Field (Proton Vibration Alignment Field).

An atom has three major particles, namely Protons, Electrons and Neutrons. The PVA Field created by Euphoria TechnologyTM aligns the vibration and movement of protons and electrons in all matter so that their physical properties are fundamentally enhanced.

Euphoria TechnologyTM is based on quantum mechanics operating on the scale of picometers, i.e., picotechnology. Picotechnology refers to the manipulation of matter on the scale of trillionths of a meter (10-12 m), and is much more advanced than traditional nanotechnology.

Euphoria TechnologyTM was invented by IPC and has been successfully applied to products in different industries.”


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