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Inside the Commodore PET

Inside the Commodore PET

David Watts got his hands on a Commodore Pet computer. I have never seen under the hood before, and it is quite funny that the case actually opens like a hood on a car including the prop stick to keep it open.

Via Hacked Gadgets | Posted on 2014.09.22 at 11:54

Arduino GSM Home Automation System

Arduino GSM Home Automation System

Timofte Andrei shows us how he built his Arduino Home Automation System. The video below is in Romanian but with the English Instructable and video overview you can get a good idea of what is going on.

Via Hacked Gadgets | Posted on 2014.07.29 at 23:38

Adware Driving Me Crazy

Adware Driving Me Crazy

These days people who design circuits usually do so on a computer, the days of pencil and paper are almost all but gone. The issue is that your computer is probably working harder on useless background tasks than it is running your design software.

Via Hacked Gadgets | Posted on 2014.05.18 at 00:37

Fluke 196B Handheld ScopeMeter Repair

Fluke 196B Handheld ScopeMeter Repair

Over at The Signal Path Blog  Shahriar Shahramian has a look at a Fluke 196B Handheld ScopeMeter that he purchased from an eBay seller. The meter was purchased for a few hundred dollars and was listed with a fault that is doesn’t power up.

Via Hacked Gadgets | Posted on 2014.02.12 at 12:43

Car Computer Build

Car Computer Build

Even the most modern cars (except possibly ones made by Tesla) don’t provide much computing power that the user can harness. EEVBlog user Ptodorov wanted to have the power of a mini computer in his car.

Via Hacked Gadgets | Posted on 2014.01.27 at 11:19

Open Agitator using a CD-ROM Drive Drawer

Open Agitator using a CD-ROM Drive Drawer

     Rohit Gupta needed a way to speed up PCB etching. Heating the etchant and agitating it are both well known ways of speeding up the process. If you are on a DIY budget this normally means you will be stuck sloshing the etchant back and forth for 10 minutes or so.

Via Hacked Gadgets | Posted on 2013.09.17 at 11:59

Raspberry Pi Cluster

Raspberry Pi Cluster

Josh Kiepert built this Raspberry Pi Cluster while at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Boise State. He didn’t want to rely on the stability of the Beowulf cluster at the university while working on his doctoral research so he decided to build his own using 33 Raspberry Pi computers.

Via Hacked Gadgets | Posted on 2013.08.17 at 11:51

Raspberry Pi acting as a Commodore 64 Disk Drive

Raspberry Pi acting as a Commodore 64 Disk Drive

FozzTexx shows how he built a system that allows a Raspberry Pi to act as a Commodore 64 Disk Drive. His C-64 is tricked out with an Ethernet card so he shows us how he can pull a directory listing from the Raspberry Pi drive and loads an internet browser.

Via Hacked Gadgets | Posted on 2013.08.17 at 11:14

Alert Tube – Monitor anything on the Net

Alert Tube – Monitor anything on the Net

   If you are tied to your cell phone to monitor weather, calendar events and stocks, the Alert Tube could be the next gadget you need. Michael Watson built is around a Raspberry Pi, it monitors the net for events that you choose and alerts you by light patterns, text to speech or sounds.

Via Hacked Gadgets | Posted on 2013.05.27 at 23:32

Keyboard Chair

Keyboard Chair

Doesn’t look all that comfortable but this Keyboard Chair sure is unique. I am curious where all the keyboards came from? I hope they were salvaged but they were probably purchased for this sculpture.

Via Hacked Gadgets | Posted on 2013.04.26 at 00:31


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