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Getting started with IoT platform Cayenne on the Raspberry Pi

I recently installed and tried out “Cayenne“, which is an Internet of Things platform for the Raspberry Pi. You hook sensors up to your Pi, create …

An Affordable Ultrasonic Soldering Iron

One of the most interesting facets of our community of hackers and makers comes from its never-ending capacity to experiment and to deliver new …

If You Use Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo Mail, You Should Change Your Password Now

If you rely on Google, Microsoft, Yahoo or Mail.ru for your emails, you should go change your password right now.<p>Reuters is reporting that Russian hackers have stolen more than 273 million email passwords and are selling them online. If true, this would be the largest security breach since hackers …

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You can now search the Panama Papers database online

You can now see for yourself which politicians, celebrities and business executives allegedly kept secret shell companies that were exposed in the Panama Papers.<p>The Google-like searchable database went live at 2 p.m. ET, detailing ties between 368,000 people and nearly 320,000 offshore entities.<p>It …

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Making Your Own Coffee Can Forge

Soup can, paint can, coffee can forge. Lots of people seem to think that casting and forging is out of their grasp, technically, financially, and in terms of the risks involved. Certainly getting deeply into smithing can mean all of that, but it’s really not that hard to create your own micro force …

Solar-powered plane lands in Arizona on round-the-world flight

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A solar-powered airplane midway through a historic bid to circle the globe completed the 10th leg of its journey on Monday, landing in Arizona after a 16-hour flight from California, the project team said.<p>The Swiss team flying the aircraft in a campaign to build support for …

DIY electronic RFID Door Lock with Battery Backup

An electronic door lock that replaces a mechanic key by an RFID card or RFID token.

What is Windows Remote Arduino and What Can It Do?

This post is an overview of the Windows Remote Arduino library, one of the technologies used in the World’s Largest Arduino Maker Challenge.Windows …

Turn your old Raspberry Pi into an automatic backup server

Put your old Raspberry Pi to work as an automatic backup server with rdiff-backup.

Using the Arduino IDE to Program the Raspberry Pi and Other Devices

Ever wish you could prototype a Raspberry Pi program as easily as prototyping on Arduino?<br>The Arduino IDE allows nearly any processor to be programmed …

Know what a FPGA is? Then the Snickerdoodle is for you — and better than the Raspberry Pi

By on October 26, 2015 at 1:26 pm<p>Snickerdoodle is a $55 ARM-based development board that launched as a competitor to the popular $35 Raspberry Pi. …

Control DIY Projects With Your Mind

Using an open-source brain-computer interface<p>Pressing buttons with your hands is a drag. With OpenBCI, an open-source brain-computer interface, you can use your mind to control smartphones, robots, and even your friends’ limbs.<p>When DARPA funded research into a brain-computer interface, artist and …

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Microcontroller based smart battery charger

The circuit what you are about to see is a smart battery charger based on ATMEGA8A with auto cut off.Different parameters are shown via a LCD during …

DIY Arduino Battery Spot Welder

An Arduino Nano based Spot Welder for battery welding This Spot Welder can be used to weld 18650 batteries. It needs a 7-12V power source (12V …

Build Your Own Tools

Woodworkers have a reputation for taking matters into their own hands. When something doesn’t work the way you want it to, what do you do? You go to …

Clever Homemade 3D Router Table

“Suso,” doing business as Paoson Luthier, is an instrument maker and woodworker in Galiza, Spain. Besides being known for his impressive instrument-making skills, he’s also known for making the cleverly-designed router tables, table saws, and belt sanders that he uses in his woodworking.<p>Paoson …

Laser-Based PCB Printer

Being able to create PCB’s at home is a milestone in the DIYer’s arsenal. Whether you physically mill or chemically etch boards, it’s a tricky task …