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Television built from a tin can

Monday, July 9, 2012
Category: Engineering

From hackaday.com

The image displayed on this TV isn’t very large; there are only 30 scan lines and the pattern of the holes results in a display 10.5mm in width by 7.85mm high. Basically, this display is microscopic but it’s still very impressive.

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Man, stranded in the desert, makes a motorcycle from his broken car - Hack a Day

Sunday, June 17, 2012
Category: Engineering

From hackaday.com

After a while of treading off the beaten path, [Emile] manages to snap a swing arm on his vehicle, leaving him stranded. He decided that the best course of action was to disassemble his vehicle and construct a motorcycle from the parts.

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3d printing, the new frontier of piracy? - Hack a Day

Saturday, June 16, 2012
Category: Engineering

From hackaday.com

We′ve all heard the countless arguments about piracy in digital media. However, it appears that 3d printing or other rapid prototyping systems are bringing legal issues to a more physical world. The story goes like this: [Thomas]  bought a 3d printer.

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Tracking small changes in video to see someone’s pulse - Hack a Day

Friday, June 15, 2012
Category: Engineering

From hackaday.com

The project works by detecting and amplifying very small changes in color occurring in several frames of video. From the demo, the researchers were able to detect someone’s pulse by noting the very minute changes in the color of their skin whenever their face is pumped full of blood.

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Arduino rover doubles up on obstacle avoidance - Hack a Day

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Category: Engineering

From hackaday.com

[Eduard Ros] wrote in show off his first attempt at building an autonomous rover (translated). As with many of these projects, he started with the base of a remote control toy truck. This solves so many mechanical issues, like steering, locomotion, and power source.

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Outdoor stereo helps your neighbors learn to issue noise complaints - Hack a Day

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Category: Engineering

From hackaday.com

Backyard parties are going to rock over at [Effin_dead_again′s] house. That’s because he just finished building this outdoor stereo. It carries its own power supply so you can take it on the road with you, and we don’t think you’ll have trouble hearing it with the 240 Watt amplifier hidden inside.

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MAKE Soapbox: Microsoft, Make Windows 8 More Maker Friendly

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Category: Engineering

From blog.makezine.com

The reason this is so important is that nearly all hobby microcontrollers with USB use the CDC standard to send serial data back and forth, and it allows microcontrollers to be backwards compatible — just like the Arduino Uno looks pretty much the same to a computer as the Duemilanove.

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Autonomous robot uses an iPhone for its brain - Hack a Day

Monday, June 11, 2012
Category: Engineering

From hackaday.com

At the beginning of the school last year, [Ryan] needed to come up with a project for his master’s thesis. Having a bachelor’s in mech. engineering and doing his graduate work in software engineering allowed [Ryan] to do something really cool for his thesis; he decided to turn an iPhone into an autonomous robot with live video streaming, remote control, and object detection.

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Brew Your Own: The How-To Homebrew Beer Magazine - View by Issue - November 2009 - Countertop Brewing System

Saturday, June 9, 2012
Category: Engineering

From www.byo.com

There is often a common progression in homebrewing. Brewers begin making extract beer in a pot on the stove. Next comes steeping grains to tweak the flavor of the beer. For many, this is followed by the lure of all-grain brewing and the addition of a simple mash/lauter tun to their brewing setup.

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First flight for hydrogen fuelled Phantom Eye sUAS News

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Category: Engineering

From www.suasnews.com

Boeing′s Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system (UAS) completed its first autonomous flight June 1 at NASA′s Dryden Flight Research Center

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