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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This Wind Tunnel Computer looks like a piece of high tech hardware from a testing laboratory but under the black paint is MDF and a window box fan! This configuration was designed for optimal cooling of the computer components that you can see in the center of the two outer angled boxes.
Via Hacked Gadgets | Posted on 2013.03.15 at 11:13
Most of you have probably seen server rooms with blade servers, it is basically a rack where you can slide in some servers. Paul Ruby Jr. sent in his Dual Computer Custom Desk build where he has two slide in computers except they are drawer size.
Via Hacked Gadgets | Posted on 2012.12.26 at 11:08