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March 30, 2016

Soldering Reflow Oven

at 7:15 am. Filed under Electronic Hacks

Soldering Reflow Oven

 

Here is a project to get your SMD projects built with ease.

Via: Electronics Lab

“This particular instructable is based on the ControLeo2 reflow oven controller by Peter Easton. This is by far the best I’ve come across and the software is fully open source. It can control up to 4 solid state relays (SSRs), a servo motor (to open the door for cooling at the end of reflow process) and a buzzer. Most impressive is that it is self-learning. That means, it can adapt to your oven heating elements and their behavior. ”

 

 

 


March 29, 2016

DIY Articulating LED Task Lamp

at 6:07 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks

 

This Articulating LED Task Lamp is full of features such as magnetically replaceable lighting heads. Everything from the LEDs to the panel clip style can be customized or simplified to match your needs.

“For the light part, I decided to use LED strips, because they’re so easy to use. Plus they’re powered with a remote and it’s always nice to be able to dim. So I cut up a bunch of Baltic Birch plywood for the arms, the connecting parts, and the panel for the lights. I also made some octagon knobs out of plywood which connected the arms together.”


March 28, 2016

High Current Destruction

at 5:59 am. Filed under Funny Hacks

High Current Destruction

 

Releasing a large charge all at once can have some fantastic results. Lemming from the EEVBlog forum has taken 16 X 2500V 40uF capacitors all connected in parallel, this provides 2180J potential. They are able to provide about 4000A at 2500V for a short time! The video below shows what happens when you pass too much current through a pencil.

 

 
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March 26, 2016

Name the Thing Contest – 294

at 6:00 am. Filed under Contests

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The prize this week is a relay module to get your next project started. This contest will run for one week (Mar 26, 2016 – Apr 1, 2016). Ending time is based on central standard time. To enter, identify the item above and what it can be 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.

Below is a picture of the prize.

 

4 relay module

 

March 25, 2016

DIY Nitrocellulose Cannon

at 2:58 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets

This is a neat desktop project that will help you get rid of some stress by firing you own mini canon. The design is well thought out and the video goes over the build in great detail. The system is quite simple, an electrical current creates some heat and fires some Nitrocellulose. The end result looks fantastic and would fit well on the edge of your desk ready for battle with your office mate.


March 24, 2016

Mooltipass – Offline Password Keeper

at 4:21 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Cool Gadgets

Mooltipass - Offline Password Keeper

 

Worried that a site hack will compromise your passwords? This unit stores your passwords on the Mooltipass using AES-256.

“The concept behind this product is to minimize the number of ways your passwords can be compromised, while generating and storing long and complex random passwords for the different websites you use daily. It is designed to be as small as possible so it can fit in your pocket. Simply visit a website and the device will ask for confirmation to enter your credentials when you need to login. The mooltipass main components are: a smart card connector, an Arduino compatible microcontroller, a FLASH memory, an OLED screen and its touchscreen panel. The OLED screen provides good contrast and good visibility.”

March 21, 2016

Apple Recycling Robot

at 2:54 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Crazy Hacks, Electronic Hacks

 

Apple produces a lot of electronics, unlike a pop can something like an iPhone is not the easiest thing to melt down and turn into something new. Apple wants to go green by allowing the recycling of your devices when you are done with them.

“Introduced onstage in a peppy video, “Liam” the robot — more specifically a robotic arm — was specifically developed by Apple engineers to pick apart iPhone and other gadgets, tearing the devices down into discreet modules. These parts, like an iPhone screen or logic board, can then be broken down further to recover materials for reintroduction into the global supply. ”

 

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