lostalaska

3,165 Flips | 5 Magazines | 4 Likes | 2 Following | 2,510 Followers | @lostalaska | Living in Juneau, Alaska USA. In the process of building a RepRap Mendel 3D printer and playing around with Arduino boards and simple electronics projects. I've had a lot going on in my personal life lately so haven't had as much time as I'd like to tinker with electronics. Hopefully this winter I'll find the time to get back into it as it's been a very rewarding process. http://techknowledgry.blogspot.com/

Hackaday’s Interview with Arduino CEO [Massimo Banzi]

I caught up with [Massimo Banzi] at the Shenzhen Maker Faire to talk about manufacturing in China, the current and future of Arduino, and how recent …

Build a Temperature and Humidity Monitor with a Raspberry Pi

Looking to monitor the temperature and humidity in your house? Instructables user wpnsmith shows off how to build a monitoring system with a …

Power Draw of Enterprise-Class Hard Drives Versus Consumer-Class Drives

In previous posts, I showed measurements of the power draw of Consumer (C-class) HDDs, in both standard and staggered start-up. In this post, I'm …

Turn Your Raspberry Pi into a Network Monitoring Tool

Advertisement<p>Whether you want to keep an eye on devices on your home network or wish to monitor the performance of your website, the open source …

How to Build a Raspberry Pi Jukebox Any Non-Geek Can Use

You have a ton of options for accessing your computer’s music library from your stereo, but most require a bit of technical know-how to actually use. …

This Official Raspberry Pi Case Houses Your Mini PC for $8

If you love your little Raspberry Pi computer dearly, you can now provide it with a little more protection using this official case for the device. …

Raspberry Pi

The New CEO Of MakerBot

Just a few years ago, MakerBot was the darling of the Open Hardware community. Somehow, in the middle of a garage in Brooklyn, a trio of engineers …

3D Printing

An Introduction To Zener Diodes

[Afroman] is back again with another great tutorial video on the basics of electronics. This time it’s zener diodes.<p>Page three or four of every …

Reverse Engineering how a USB Switch Switches

[Daniel] found himself with a need to connect a single USB device to two Linux servers. After searching around, he managed to find an inexpensive USB …

Prevent Failed Prints With A Filament Speed Sensor

If you have used a 3D printer for any length of time, you’ve probably experienced a failed print caused by a clogged nozzle. If you’re not around to …

12 of the Biggest PC Myths That Just Won’t Die

Computers are like anything else. Myths and urban legends have built up over time, passed from person to person. Some myths once had a grain of …

A Simple Little Cube Wants to Be the Remote Control For Your Smart Home

Smart home devices are seeping into our lives. But as the number of remotely adjustable aspects of home life grows, keeping track of all the apps …

How To Encrypt Your USB Drive to Protect Data

The USB flash drives or memory sticks are an excellent way to store and carry data and applications for access on any system you come across. With …

Here’s What’s Different About Windows 10 for Windows 8 Users

Windows 10 isn’t just a big change for Windows 7 users. There have been some major changes in philosophy since Windows 8. Windows 10’s touch …

Super Cheap Vac Attachment Helps Find Small Dropped Parts

It’s pretty much guaranteed that when working with small parts, you will drop at least one. This phenomenon is just how the universe works, there is …

PiClock – Time and Weather Information Overload

[Kevin] wanted a display where he could take a quick glance and get all the current environmental information he uses throughout the day. That …

Wifibroadcast Makes WiFi FPV Video More Like Analog

Normal WiFi is not what you want to send video from your quadcopter back to the first-person-view (FPV) goggles strapped on your head, because it’s …

Wi-Fi

Review: Stickvise Needs a Place on Your Bench

Stickvise is a simple device for a simple problem. It holds a work piece while you work on it. Most obviously this means a PCB for soldering, but …

How to Easily View Recently Modified Files in Windows

To find just about anything in Windows, type something describing the file in the search box. Windows will then quickly search all your files, and …

Two New Dev Boards That Won’t Make Your Wallet Hurt-So-Good

If you’ve been keeping up with the hobbyist FPGA community, you’ll recognize the DE0 Nano as “that small form-factor FPGA” with a deep history of …

Hacking A Wireless AC Power Outlet

It’s always nice to see hackers pick up stuff headed for the landfill and put it back in action with a quick repair and upgrade. [Septillion] found a …

A Simple Circuit For Testing Infrared Remote Controls

Every now and then a remote control acts up. Maybe you are trying to change the channel on your television and it’s just not working. A quick way to …

Maximum PC

Hard hitting concise reviews and kick ass recommendations<p>In every issue of Maximum PC we look at the latest hardware to give you the low-down on …

Here’s What’s Different About Windows 10 for Windows 7 Users

Unlike Windows 8, Windows 10 actually feels designed for a PC with a keyboard and mouse. Windows 7 users will be much more at home with Windows 10, …

Windows 10

We Have A Problem: 3D Printers Are Too Expensive

Hackaday, we have a problem. 3D printing is changing the world but it’s still too expensive to be embraced as a truly transformative technology.<p>With …

Bringing a Century Stereo into the 21st Century

Way back in the previous century, people used to use magnetized strips of tape to play music. It might be hard to believe in today’s digital world, …

6 Top Mouse Alternatives for Those Unable to Use a Normal Mouse

Advertisement<p>How do you operate a modern operating system if you can’t use a mouse? Has years as a computer user brought on RSI or something else …

The Batteriser Explained

I have a 40 minute video on the recent media claims about the Batteriser, a device that claims up to 800% improvement in battery life with primary …

Create a YouTube Playlist as a Modern-Day Mixtape

The art of mixtape making has sadly been lost in our transition to a digital era of on-demand music, but there are still places where you can …

How to Create a Windows 10 Arduino App (For Absolute Beginners)

Microsoft is going all in for Windows 10, finally realizing the dream of having apps that run cross-platform. Combined with official support for …