Monthly Archives: February 2017

Nice build for demoing super capacitors

The video is pretty neat.  The author basically uses a handcrank generator to charge up 8(?) super capacitors.  That is used to replace a battery to crank a car up. Hand Cranked Generator Charges Supercaps, Starts Car   details here: … Continue reading

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Countable sounds like a nice app to keep track of elected folks

This seems like an easier way than reading articles all the time too keep track of what my local politicians are doing. http://lifehacker.com/how-to-use-countable-to-keep-track-of-what-congress-is-1792584459

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Adafruit has a $15 board for making RetroPi’s

If you want to convert an Raspberry Pi into an arcade, Adafruit has a board called the Arcade Bonnet for $15.  Of course you have to buy your own joysticks, buttons, speakers…etc etc etc.  Oh and of course there is … Continue reading

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Nice alternative to Nixie Tubes

Another nice alternative to Nixie Displays for numbers.  I’m waiting for the kickstarter myself. Smoothly Modernized Nixie Display

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Make a cool lego cart

I love IKEA hacks.  This one takes a shelving unit, buts wheels and baskets on it for legos. http://www.ikeahackers.net/2017/02/build-lego-station.html

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Nice build for a Syringe Pump

I like the overall build on this project.  One thing I might do different is maybe cheaper steppers. https://www.drdflo.com/syringe 3D parts here https://hackaday.io/post/5681

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Adding free stations to Roku

Did not know some of the “stations” listed in the article. The Best Free Video Channels for Your Roku

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Turn an old RC car antenna to a wire wrap tool

This was too funny to pass up.  basically the author takes an old antenna, sticks a handle on it and bam…wire wrapper. http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-Wrapping-Tool-CHEAP-QUALITY-AND-EASY/?ALLSTEPS  

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Make custom inserts for cards

Nice tool you can used to make custom inserts for cards. http://www.3ders.org/articles/20170101-new-gdraw-software-lets-you-make-your-own-3d-printed-greeting-cards.html Original Post here: http://www.niklasroy.com/articles/194/gdraw-free-software-for-you gDraw here: https://github.com/royrobotiks/gDraw

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Rochester NY is one of the top 20 places to work for STEM?

I had to check the list twice.  Rochester NY is #19.  How I am not sure…maybe cause of the medical field? https://smartasset.com/mortgage/best-places-stem-jobs-pay-2017

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