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November 2, 2014

Tiny Thermal Imaging Device

at 9:18 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, DIY Hacks

Tiny Thermal Imaging Device


Mike Harrison from Mike’s Electric Stuff shows off how he used a small thermal imaging sensor and incorporated it into a custom little project with a iPod Nano screen. With a tiny bit of polish this thing would be a great product on any hardware store shelf!


November 1, 2014

$100 DIY Car Computer

at 11:31 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Computer Hacks, Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks


If you need some computing power on the go you might want to look into adding a car computer. Sentdex shows us how he does it on the cheap, the top of the great find is the $17 monitor. It has a Raspberry Pi as the heart, an ODB interface and a camera to loop record. An interesting power management system allows the system to detect when car power has been switched off and gracefully shut down the system.

Via: Hack a Day

October 31, 2014

CNC Pumpkin Carving

at 11:06 am. Filed under DIY Hacks


I will need to give this a try one of these years. CNC Pumpkin Carving creates some great looking results!


October 29, 2014

Hacked Gadgets Halloween Pumpkin Experiment

at 3:50 am. Filed under Crazy Hacks



We crank up the juice on a 5mm LED to light up the Hacked Gadgets Halloween Pumpkin. LEDs have some incredible run time, quite often we don’t need them to run for thousands of hours. If you just need a fraction of the run time just crank up the power and get increased intensity. Watch the long version of the video below to see the math behind the hack. If you just want to see the cray results jump down to the short version. Don’t try to imitate the results since there is an electrocution and burn hazard with this hack. :)

Thanks to my daughter Alexis for carving the Halloween Pumpkin!






October 28, 2014

Laser Etched Halloween Cookies

at 12:09 pm. Filed under Crazy Hacks

Laser Etched Halloween Cookies_8701


Thought it would be fun to jazz up some cookies for Halloween. After some playing around with the power, speed and focus the results are not too bad. You can see the full res images here.



October 27, 2014

DIY Electronic Fish Feeder

at 11:28 pm. Filed under DIY Hacks

DIY Electronic Fish Feeder 


In this DIY Electronic Fish Feeder an Arduino microcontroller is used to spin a drill bit which is placed to work as an auger to meter out fish food. If you want to build you own Brian goes through the build step by step.


October 26, 2014

Classic NES played using a Kinect

at 7:53 am. Filed under Game Hacks



Tired of using a pesky remote control to play your video games? Paul DeCarlo used a Kinect sensor and some other bits and pieces to allow you to interface with some old video games!


  • An NES console with game to test
  • An NES controller OR some wiring skills and a CD4021BE 8-bit shift register
  • 12 strands of wire, recommend Kynar
  • 8 1k resistors (technically any value from 1k to 50k should suffice)
  • 2 3.6k resistors (again higher not necessarily bad)
  • IoT board capable of running Firmata, Intel Galileo or Arudio Uno etc.
  • Kinect V2 Sensor for Windows OR recently announced Kinect V2 Adapter and existing Xbox One Kinect Sensor
  • Machine capable of running the Kinect V2 SDK



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