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February 12, 2015

Completed Working Nokia 3310 Phone Multimeter Project

at 1:03 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

Completed Working Nokia 3310 Phone Multimeter Project_1

 

Remember the Nokia 3310 Phone Multimeter that we saw last month? Looks like there has been some massive work on the project. It is complete and looks like it works great. It’s fantastic to see a resistor plugged into the bottom of a phone!

Link with steps to build your own.

 

 


February 9, 2015

Name the Thing Contest – 269

at 9:04 pm. Filed under Contests

 guess_this_269

 

The prize this week is a ESP8266 Serial WIFI Wireless Transceiver Module so you can add WIFI to your next project. This contest will run for one week (Feb 9- 13, 2015). Ending time is based on central standard time. To enter, identify the item above and what it can be used for. Don’t need a make or model, just what what the thing is used for.

Please do not give the answer in the comments.

Send an email to contest @ hackedgadgets.com with “Name the Thing Contest” as the subject, and the message body consisting of:

  • The name of the item in the above picture
  • An example of what the item pictured above can be used for

The winner will be chosen at random from all of the correct entries.

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Added Feb 28, 2015

The item to guess was an Air Compressor.

The winner is Kevin F.  (there were 122 entries)

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Below is a picture of the prize.

 

wifi_arduino

 


ESP8266 – Low Power Sleeping

at 8:50 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, DIY Hacks

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The ESP8266 is quickly becoming a very popular chip, I am sure this is mostly due to the dirt cheap price point. If you are adding this to a battery operated application you might want to drop the power consumption as low as possible. There are many things that can be done to do this, removing the indication LED is the first obvious step. Jagenberg.info has done some work in this area and has achieved some great results. 78 micro Amps is what can be expected with a flash of new firmware and a small hardware hack.

“manually soldering a single wire of a stranded cable between the reset pin of the module and the XPD_DCDC (8) pin of the MCU, I also removed the red power LED by simply prying it off with a tiny screw driver. With these two modifications, the module is able to make use of the deep-sleep mode and successfully resets and restarts after waking.”


February 7, 2015

Automated PCB Drill Press

at 10:24 pm. Filed under DIY Hacks

 

Making a custom PCB is one thing, drilling a ton of holes for a bunch of through hole devices is still a pain. ACIDBOURBON shows us how he made a Automated PCB Drill Press that solves the issue. A Proxxon MICRO compound table KT 70 was automated by connecting some stepper motors to the hand crank mechanism. Some software magic was then all that was needed to finish things off.

Via: Dangerous Prototypes

 

February 6, 2015

Laser Engraver Made of Silhouette Blade Cutter

at 12:55 pm. Filed under DIY Hacks

 

If you have anything that can move in XY directions chances are you can hack a cutting laser onto it and make a quick and dirty laser cutter. Check out this Laser Engraver Made of Silhouette Blade Cutter, a 500mW laser was mounted to a blade cutting machine. Using Robocut allows the computer to control the cutter.

 


February 4, 2015

Open Source Talking Multimedia Clock

at 3:14 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Electronic Hacks

 

This Open Source Talking Multimedia Clock looks like a fun clock platform that could be developed into many interesting projects.

“The processor is based on the Arduino Uno platform, the display is a LoL Shield and the speech engine is the SpeakJet chip. Various analog sensors and audio circuits have been cobbled together. The firmware has been developed in C using the AVR gcc compiler.”

 

February 3, 2015

Name the Thing Contest – 268

at 11:23 pm. Filed under Contests

 guess_this_268

 

The prize this week is a ESP8266 Serial WIFI Wireless Transceiver Module so you can add WIFI to your next project. This contest will run for one week (Feb 3- 6, 2015). Ending time is based on central standard time. To enter, identify the item above and what it can be used for. Don’t need a make or model, just what what the thing is used for.

Please do not give the answer in the comments.

Send an email to contest @ hackedgadgets.com with “Name the Thing Contest” as the subject, and the message body consisting of:

  • The name of the item in the above picture
  • An example of what the item pictured above can be used for

The winner will be chosen at random from all of the correct entries.

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Added Feb 28, 2015

The item to guess was an old phone switchboard.

The winner is Ilias G.  (there were 81 entries)

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Below is a picture of the prize.

 

wifi_arduino

 

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