James Valmont

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Math Monday: Triangle Phun

The next stop on the quest to build an excavated dodecahedron out of 32 icosahedra and 60 octahedra joined face-to-face was a product called Itsphun.<p>This toy consists of plastic polygons that have a slitted tab in the middle of each edge. You can interlock the slits on two polygons to connect them …

Renogy Unveils All-in-One Solar Powered Generator Briefcase

Renogy, a leading expert in renewable, non-traditional energy, unveils the Phoenix, a personal solar energy solution that transforms the power of the …

Revive Old Drive-In Speakers with a Modern LED Twist

When I was a kid we went to the drive-in theater to see movies like <i>The Legend of Boggy Creek</i> and <i>Evel Knievel</i>. I loved those movies but I remember just as vividly those retro-cool metal speakers that entered into our car for these campy films. A few years ago I found one of these speakers at a flea …

Arduino

Paris’s Classy New Public Urinals Use Your Pee To Grow Flowers

But do not take time to stop and smell the roses.<p>Nocturnal urinators don’t just leave the unpleasant stench of pee in our streets. They also damage public infrastructure and leave behind a mess that’s surprisingly costly and labor intensive to clean up. Cities are working hard to find a fix: …

Forth: The Hacker’s Language

Let’s start right off with a controversial claim: Forth is the hacker’s programming language. Coding in Forth is a little bit like writing assembly …

How to Make Custom Shields for Your Microcontroller Board

Microcontrollers such as Arduinos are a great way to control your custom electronics projects. But you always need some way to connect the external components to the microcontroller board. Jumper wires can work for this, but having too many loose wires running around is just asking for trouble. A …

Arduino

Riddle of the Week #10: Einstein's Riddle

Difficulty level: Hard<p>Legend has it that Einstein wrote this riddle when he was still a young man. Some claim that he would give these puzzles to students so they would be dissuaded from choosing him as an academic advisor, but as Stanford notes, "it is not likely that there is any truth to these …

Battery back-up solar systems

<b>3. Why consider buying a hybrid solar system?</b><p><b>1) Keep the electricity flowing if the grid goes down</b><p>Most solar power systems shut down if they detect …

Green Living

You Need This: The Definitive 3-Day Gut Reset Diet

In my practice, I try to blend the best of ancient medicine practices with modern medical wisdom. This three-day gut cleanse utilizes modern science …

Wellness

Arduino Radar Project

In this Arduino Tutorial I will show you how you can make this cool looking radar using the Arduino Board and the Processing Development Environment. …

Arduino

Hacklet 69 – Morse Code Projects

With over 160 years of history under its belt, Morse code is by far the oldest digital signaling system known to man. Originally developed for …

Choreograph a Music and Light Display for the Holiday

Since its premiere in 1993, I’ve been a huge fan of <i>The Nightmare Before Christmas.</i> When I saw this Kickstarter that promised to deliver an MSGEQ7 spectrum analyzer chip on a small board with three MOSFETs, I knew what I had to do. Halloween would be the perfect opportunity.<p>I wanted to have the …

Arduino

Weather Station for Schools: project update

Back in February Dave Honess blogged about our Weather Station Project for schools. Here’s what we’ve been up to since.The main news is that we have …

Raspberry Pi

More Secrets of the Solar Powered SunAirPlus Controller - Application Notes

More Secrets of the Solar Powered SunAirPlus Controller – Application Notes<p>Want to Solar Power your project? Secrets? What could be Secret about …

Raspberry Pi and the Camera Pi module: face recognition tutorial

An area of application of Computer Vision, one that has always fascinated people, concerns the capability of robots and computers in general to …

Air Quality Sensors in Every Classroom

One of the first electronics projects for the aspiring hobbyist is wiring a sensor of some sort to a microcontroller, and then doing something useful …

Arduino

DIY Energy Generation Projects: 7 Amazing Ideas

The ultimate goal of every respectable prepper is to get off the grid completely and live a free, happy and fulfilling life, enjoying nature and the …

Arduino Weatherstation

Posted: Tue, 12 Feb 2013<p>At University, Alexander Zenger and I decided to realise a weatherstation with an Arduino Microcontroller. We wanted to …

Plant These Edibles Once and Eat Them Forever

Perennial Foods<p>Edible Perennials That Will Bear Year After Year<p>Updated September 09, 2016<p>Want to enjoy home-grown food year after year without having …

Gardening

Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Powered Smart Speaker

Media center-infused smart speakers and Bluetooth speakers are pretty common these days, but over on Hackaday, user Carlo Maria Curinga made one of …

Raspberry Pi

Arduino based Amazon Echo using 1Sheeld

A few months ago I visited a friend of mine and I was amazed with the Amazon Echo he owned.<p>It can play music, control the house lights, tell me news …

New York’s most popular plant can kill you and your pets

Golden pothos is the unofficial king of the city’s houseplants. The green-leafed varietal (known as <i>epipremnum aureum</i> in scientific parlance) is one …

The Undefeated In-Depth: Serena with Common

Grammy- and Oscar award-winning artist Common and tennis champion Serena Williams sit down to discuss fame, gender and race and yes, tennis<p>Oscar and …

Pi Power

The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, single board computer with reasonable performance and relatively low power consumption, typically a version of the …

Can You Recommend a Dolby Atmos Preamp/ Processor Without a Tuner?

<b>Q</b> Are there any standalone surround preamp/processors that decode Dolby Atmos? I’m interested in a unit that doesn’t include an AM/FM radio tuner.</i> …

Teefax: Raspberry Pi Teletext - The MagPi Magazine

The BBC’s Ceefax teletext service continued in the UK right up until analogue TV transmissions ceased in October 2012. We still miss its no-nonsense …

The Most Flexible Synthesizer is DIY, Raspberry Pi

[Ivan Franco] sent us this great synthesizer project that he’s working on. Or maybe it’s more like a synthesizer meta-project: a synthesizer …

Raspberry Pi

How to pair Pi-hole with an OpenVPN to block ads and increase privacy on Ubuntu / Debian Linux

I followed your tutorial to install an OpenVPN on my Ubuntu server in the cloud. How can I install Pi-hole to block ads, reduced my 4G/3G/LTE traffic …

Linux

How To Boost Your Router's Wi-Fi Signal With DD-WRT

Boost Your Router’s Wi-Fi Signal With DD-WRT, Know How<p>The last few years have seen the sudden upsurge and use of wireless networks. Wireless networks …