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March 8, 2017

Baby Bottle Robot

at 12:05 pm. Filed under Funny Hacks

 

Do you have a baby that is keeping you up all night? This Baby Bottle Robot uses negative reinforcement to curb the baby from continuing. This robot will gently swing the bottle over to the crib, punch the baby in the face to firmly lay the baby on their back and of course drops the bottle within reach of the baby. Give this a few days of operation and you will be happily sleeping through the night with no more interruptions.

Via: Laughing Squid

 

 


March 7, 2017

Open Source Firmware for DPS5005 Power Supply

at 10:50 pm. Filed under Electronic Hacks

 

This DPS5005  Power Supply is a powerful compact unit. It has a ton of functionality as it is. Johan Kanflo wanted some more features though. He created an Open Source Firmware version for DPS5005 Power Supply to add those features.  Unfortunately the firmware was locked so it couldn’t be sucked out and examined / modified. The PCB has a serial port that is wired to the controller but is not active so it looks like they had a goal to allow this unit to be remotely controlled but never got to it or it might possibly be in a different version of the power supply. Johan reverse engineered how the controller operates the power supply hardware and developed new software to get the features working again but with a more intuitive feel. The serial port is also enabled allowing the power supply to be remotely interfaced with.

Via: Hackaday

“The reverse engineering of the DPS5005 can be summarised as “bring up of the STM32 based DPS5005 hardware and writing an application for it”. This is pretty much my day job but I always have the hardware schematics and the hardware design engineer at hand. This time, obviously, I had neither which was a bit more challenging. So where do one start? Looking at the PCB, I quickly found the serial port. That was a dud, completely silent. Fake port! I later realised the DPS5005 stock firmware does not even initialise the serial port. ”

 


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.”


February 26, 2017

Inside the TESLA Model S Battery

at 11:57 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Cool Gadgets

 

 
jehugarcia shows us what is Inside the TESLA Model S Battery. There are lots of bolts holding the battery pack together. Why are they ripping apart this huge battery? To make smaller battery packs to power other electric cars. As you can see from the video this pack is built like a tank. It is not meant to be services since it is all glued together. With a bit of elbow grease they can get into it though. Nice to see they are taking lots of precautions when working with the discrete modules since they hold a ton of energy and could cause some major destruction! This obviously wouldn’t be worth it to take a new battery apart but this one was taken from a crashed car where the battery survived.  If you want some of these modules for your project you can get them at EV West.

 

February 20, 2017

DIY Plasma Cutter Notcher

at 6:09 am. Filed under Crazy Hacks

 

Make it Extreme shows us how he built this DIY Plasma Cutter Notcher. The video shows the interesting build process. The end result is a great looking jig that handles the plasma cutter with precision.  End end result is a compact machine that can easily make very repeatable pipe notches and cuts.

 

 


February 15, 2017

UNI-T UT61E Backlight Touch Mod

at 2:57 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

 

 
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

at 2:49 pm. Filed under DIY Hacks

 

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.

 

 

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