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Old Inkjet Turned Into An SVG Plotter

What do you do when you have an old printer, a portable CD player, and a handful of other electronics sitting around? Turn it into a plotter, of …

Midwest RepRap Festival: 3D Printed Waffles

Hackaday is settling in with the action at the Midwest RepRap Festival in Goshen, Indiana. Already it’s turning out to be a great weekend; an hour …

Open-Source Sentry Gun Plans Promise the Next Level of Office Warfare

We admit it, we were browsing Reddit when we found this beautifully hacked together Nerf Sentry turret. But are we ever glad we did — as it turns …

Using Your CNC Mill Sucks a lot Less With Inventables’ New App

CNC milling is about as cool as it gets, except for one big problem: the free software options pretty much blow, especially for a CNC noob. The team at Inventables is aiming to fix that with the release of Easel, the first browser-based CNC design/fabrication controller.<p>Traditionally, CNC projects …

Guest Post: Try Radar for Your Next Project

Sensors. The low-end stuff that we can get our hands on usually suffers from poor range, lack of sensitivity, and no way to characterize what the …

3D Printering: Making A Thing In FreeCAD, Part I

I’ve been writing these tutorials on making an object in popular 3D modeling programs for a while now, and each week I’ve put out a call for what …

Arduino misconceptions 6: a 9V battery is a good power source

This one has come up a lot recently on the Arduino subreddit and Electronics stackexchange – can I power my Arduino with a 9V battery?<p>The quick …

Have you considered copper penny tiles for your next project?

<i>The fate of the American One Cent piece is yet to be determined. Will we follow Canada's lead, discontinuing the faithful penny? Well, keep saving</i> …

Amazing DIY Table + Free Downloadable Plans

23 Comments<p>Fiona and Doug of Cartolina just finished an amazing DIY table and office expansion to accomodate their new shipping and distribution …

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BeagleBone Black becomes a handheld classic gaming console

Over at TI, the 2013 Intern Design Challenge is underway, an opportunity for the interns of TI to flex their engineering muscle for a few prizes and …

PBX blade for multiple extension home telephony

It looks like a consumer good, but this PBX server blade was built by [Benoit Frigon] over the last couple of years. It brings multiple telephone …

Canada & The United States (Bizarre Borders Part 2)

Easiest way to learn the best knots

LIFE.hackaday commenter [Liam] left a handy tip about tying knots. He directed our attention to AnimatedKnots.com . I truly wish I had seen this …

Tweaking designs for [Theo Jansen] walking machines

We love the look, and most especially the gait, of [Theo Jansen’s] walker designs. We don’t fully understand them or the math behind them. But that …

Android-on-Windows App BlueStacks Hits 10 Million Downloads

BlueStacks thought the idea of being able to run Android apps on a desktop computer would be popular with some consumers.<p>It just didn’t know how many.<p>…

DIY laser cutter built to make stencils

It was time for some new T-shirts so [Andreas Hölldorfer] built a laser cutter. Wait, what? That’s the excuse he’s going with, and in the end this …

Acrobatic tricopter inspired by the Oblivion movie trailer

There have been a ton of commercials for the new [Tom Cruise] movie called <i>Oblivion</i>. One of the main points in every clip we remember seeing is the <i>Top</i> …

The 10 best hacking videos

Say goodbye to the rest of your day. Here are the top 10 best videos about <i>real</i> hacking. We’ve already covered the absolute worst that hollywood has …

SDR as a Police and Fire radio scanner

If you’ve lost interest in that DVB dongle you bought to give software defined radio a try you should bust it back out. [Harrison Sand] just finished …