Monthly Archives: May 2018

Another RPi game console build

Nice build where the author takes older parts and scrape wood to make it. https://hackadaycom.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/rc-paper-airplane-featured.jpg?w=800

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Cool paper airplane

The author took a cheap micro drone and converted it to work on a paper airplane. RC Paper Airplane From Guts Of Quadcopter

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Nice 3D printed tools for chips and resistors

Nice set of tools to bend pins on chips and resistors to fit correctly. 3D Printed Tool Tips to Straighten DIP Chips and Unstraighten Resistors

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Nice build for a variable benchtop power supply

Nice build, even if you did it by hand instead of using a 3D printer for the case. http://www.instructables.com/id/Bench-Power-Supply-1/

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Nice arduino POV fan display

The author 3D prints the fan, but most of the build could be done with off the shelf materials too. http://www.electronoobs.com/eng_arduino_tut21.php

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Make your own bench boards

So you got ones of those vice benches, and the boards on it are all worn out.  Then you can use this write-up to build spares. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Spare-Diy-Bench-Boards-and-Save-Mone/

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Interesting build of a Dyson fan from scratch

The author builds even a PC fan in this one from scratch.  Me…I think I would just use one from an old PC. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Dyson-Fan-at-Home/

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Make a custom Illuminated LED sign

Nice build, I like how the author hollowed out the letters for the LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Illuminated-LED-Sign/

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Cool countdown build with Micro:bit

I started tinkering with a Micro:bit, they have a nice simple interface for kids and looks like its a project that is taking off (they are cheap too).  The author here as a nice simple project you can do with … Continue reading

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Why didn’t I think of this, Skim Reaper

Basically its a tool that will read if 2 mag reader heads are in an ATM (thus a skimmer is in there) instead of just the 1. https://gizmodo.com/nypd-testing-skim-reaper-to-fight-credit-card-fraud-1825927938

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