Hardware Hack

By Hadi Farnoud | Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and every cool hacks

Project: Raspberry Pi + Alexa Voice Service

<b>Update:</b> This project was updated 6/20/2016. Instructions have been adjusted per developer feedback, and where applicable values have been hard-coded …

Arduino IoT Shower

Annotation, this was/is a first prototype.<p>Collaborating water and electricity seems as almost common sense as pairing a young Petit Chablis with a …

Gear & Gadgets

$79 Smart Mirror Uses Raspberry Pi

[Nathan] wanted a smart mirror that cost less than the last one he built, which was about $500. He decided that you don’t see more smart mirrors …

Raspberry Pi

Just In Time For The Holidays – Laser Cut Gift Boxes

If you’re anything like us, there’s a good chance that you plan on making (rather than buying) a few of your Christmas presents this year. But if …

Puzzles

The $5 Raspberry Pi Zero

Rumors about a new Raspberry Pi have been circulating around the Internet for the past week or so. Speculation has ranged from an upgraded Model A or …

Gear & Gadgets

City Air Quality

Environmental surveillance is a big thing. Important for our health, but also resource consuming when it comes to designing a system that works. I …

Teensy LC U2F key

Around beginning of last month, GitHub users can buy a special edition U2F security keys for 5 USD (5000 keys were available), and I got two of them. …

Security

The Latest, Best WiFi Module Has Been Announced

A little more than a year ago, a new product was released onto the vast, vast marketplace of cheap electronics. It was the ESP8266, and this tiny and …

IT

Superbike gets Bootstrapped Instrument Refit

[Josh] got rid of the standard, factory gauges on his GSXR Super-bike and installed a custom built instrument panel which displays some additional …

DIY

How you watch is in your hands.

Create or Purchase a Physical Switch and Enclosure.<p>For our switch, we used a custom wooden enclosure with a standard momentary push button. If you …

Rephone lets you hack a cellular radio into anything

Give a dog a phone<p>Yesterday at the Maker Faire in New York, we had a chance to check out the Rephone, a clever little project that comprises a bunch of modules that let you cobble together your own tiny little cell phone. Actually, making a cute little cardboard-encased phone is the least …

Phones

Diy project - homemade machine that walks

HamShield for Arduino (VHF/UHF transceiver)

Turn your Arduino into a powerful radio transceiver!<p>HamShield lets your Arduino talk to far away people and things using powerful amateur radio …

How To Build A ProxyHam Despite A Cancelled DEFCON Talk

A few days ago, [Ben Caudill] of Rhino Security was scheduled to give a talk at DEFCON. His project, ProxyHam, is designed for those seeking complete …

ProxyGambit Better Than ProxyHam; Takes Coffee Shop WiFi Global

Last weekend saw the announcement of ProxyHam, a device that anonymizes Internet activity by jumping on WiFi from public libraries and cafes over a …

Wi-Fi

LEDs Strips Tell You the Trains Aren’t Running

[James] is a frequent user of the London Underground, a subway system that is not immune to breakdowns and delays. He wanted a way to easily tell if …

Transportation

Turning On the Kettle with your Phone

Why do light bulbs, furnaces, outlets and even automated blinds get all the home automation love? Won’t somebody think of the kettle!? How are we …

Imagine this insanely fast drone hunting you down

I am equally excited and terrified<p>Let me be honest and say that after watching this video, I was not convinced it was real. It starts out with a fairly mundane-looking drone hovering innocently enough. And then with a sound like a TIE Fighter taking off, it accelerates into the air at an incredible …

Airplanes

Tiny robots pull objects up to 2,000 times their own weight

The equivalent of a human dragging a blue whale<p>Engineers from Stanford University have created miniature robots named "MicroTugs" capable of pulling and lifting objects more than 100 times their own weight. The strongest of the bots weighs just 12 grams but can pull objects 2,000 times heavier than …

Robotics

Onion Omega: Build Hardware with JavaScript, Python, PHP

Ω We've Been Featured On<p>Ω What Is The Onion Omega?<p><b>The Onion Omega is a hardware development platform<br>designed specifically for software developers.</b><p>It …

Raspberry Pi Action Camera

Please excuse the discoloration/ choppiness – this is a screen recording of the video file. Raw files can be seen here.<p>Motivation<p>I was fortunate …

Kickstarting Router-Based Development Boards

[Squonk] is rather famous in the world of repurposed routers, having reverse engineered the TL-WR703N wireless router from TP-Link a few years ago. …

Routers

Earth Day: Environmental Sensors

Before you attempt to solve a problem, you must first study the problem. If there’s a problem with the environment, you must therefore study the …

Environment

FCC Creates Innovation Radio, The Future Of Wireless Broadband

Thirty years ago there was a lot of unused spectrum in the 900MHz, 2.4GHz, and 5.2GHz bands. They were licensed for industrial, scientific, and …

Wireless

APRS Tracking System Flies Your Balloons

Looking for a way to track your high-altitude balloons but don’t want to mess with sending data over a cellular network? [Zack Clobes] and the others …

Ham Radio

Raspberry Pi Doorbell is Fully Featured

When you think of a doorbell, you typically don’t think of anything very complicated. It’s a button that rings a bell inside your home. That’s about …

Raspberry Pi

Wireless Power Outlets

Connect wires to Rf transmitter and receiver chips(wiring diagram). See this article for more info on gpio pins. If you would like to use different …

Wireless

How Green Screen Worked Before Computers

If you know anything about how films are made then you have probably heard about the “green screen” before. The technique is also known as chroma key …

Chroma Keying