Monthly Archives: May 2017

Use a vinyl cutter to make circuit boards

OK this is pretty funny, the author uses a vinyl cutter to help make circuit board.  Not a bad idea. Cameo Cutter Makes SMD Stencils

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Make a remote control snowblower

This is a multi year build.  The author took parts from 2 snowblowers, and electric wheelchair, tossed in an arduino and built this.  I think he says the total cost was around 1200…most in the snowblower/wheelchair bit.  Me…I am tempted….but … Continue reading

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Cool mechanical Iris build

I like this build. Would I do it? ….Maybe, the author posts everything up I would need.  Just the metal working bit might be a challenge for what I have. Make an Awesome Mechanical Iris

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Wait, I can get to Lynda for free?

Apparently its possible thru your library account (guess what I plan to try). http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/lynda-com-free-library/

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Turn a google phone into a google home system

OK so you add a speaker and turn on google now and bam…google home.  But…I think you need to be running a relatively recent version of Android to do this.  I am guessing 5.0 and up?  So if you got … Continue reading

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Microsoft Joining the rest with Linux and IoT

Microsoft has apparently released code for Linux that will allow for IoT devices to contact Azure based systems. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/11/microsoft_azure_iot_cloud_offering/

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Ubertooth, for sniffing bluetooth

Been some time since I tinkered with bluetooth.  Looks liek the tools are still moving along with the latest bluetooth specs. pemcracker – Tool For Cracking PEM Files

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Make your own ROV

Robots that can go under water.  Interesting build.  I like how they waterproof the motors. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Your-Own-Rov/

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Turn an RPi into a Google Assistant

Not as nice as the real thing, but it gets the job done.  Looks like you can even do this with the origianl RPi’s too. https://www.instructables.com/id/Google-Assistant-on-a-Raspberry-Pi/ Oh and go here for adding a button to it https://www.instructables.com/id/Button-Trigger-for-Google-Assistant-on-the-Raspber/

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Interesting build for an LED flower

Nice build overall.  Pretty simple. Make a Simple LED Flower for Mother’s Day

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