If you have a UPS kicking around you can hack it to be used for all of your low voltage applications. The UPS has a battery and charging circuit in a nice case, by hacking out the inverter you can reduce the load when the power fails.
Via Hacked Gadgets | Posted on 2015.06.19 at 11:18
Ben Heck shows up how he built his Pinball Portable project. The brain of the system is a Teensy microcontroller. He is using shift registers to lower the microcontroller pin count that is needed.
Via Hacked Gadgets | Posted on 2015.06.19 at 10:42
You may have seen The Batteriser in the news recently. Our friend Dave Jones takes a look at their claims and demonstrates why their claims are total junk.
Via Hacked Gadgets | Posted on 2015.06.12 at 11:07
Mike Szczys from Hack a Day built this great low res 1 Pixel Pacman game. If you had fun playing video games from the 90s you would love this. It is a classic game of pac man built around a 32X32 RGB Pixel display and is powered by a Teensy 3.
Via Hacked Gadgets | Posted on 2015.06.12 at 10:19
Keeping track of your pills and when to take them can be easy to forget. There are all sorts of pill storage systems but this Atmel 1284p based Smart Medicine Box project by Mingyuan Huang and Jie Zhang from the Cornell University ECE 4760 program made a proof of concept that helps with this.
Via Hacked Gadgets | Posted on 2015.06.05 at 11:42
Vassilis Papanikolaou built this Motorcycle Gear Indicator Project that uses hall effect sensors to detect the movement of the shift pedal. The end project was put into a nice looking case and mounted in a way that it looks stock.
Via Hacked Gadgets | Posted on 2015.06.05 at 11:05
This is part 2 of a many part Constant Current DC-DC LED Driver Design set that SDG Electronics has put together. He is using a PIC microcontroller and MPLAB-X with the XC16 C Compiler on the control side.
Via Hacked Gadgets | Posted on 2015.05.22 at 22:05
Alvin Phyo built this quadcopter using Ardunio Nano and a GY-87 3-axis Gyro, this way he has total control of how the flight control works. There are lots of off the shelf control systems that would have been easier to get working but would not have the same ability to make it work exactly way Alvin would like.
Via Hacked Gadgets | Posted on 2015.05.16 at 11:23
There are lots of expensive Solder Paste Dispenser options but there will come a time that you just need to do more than is practical to do with a syringe and your fingers.
Via Hacked Gadgets | Posted on 2015.05.16 at 10:04
Yes you can purchase weather stations that are ready to go but where is the fun in that? The Raspberry Pi Weather Station is designed for people who like to take control of their technology.
Via Hacked Gadgets | Posted on 2015.05.15 at 23:07