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How to Sharpen a Knife while Minimizing Mistakes and Maximizing Cutting Edge Performance

DISCLAIMER: I ask that you read the entire article and keep in mind that this is one of those discussions that rank up there with talking about …

GrrCON 2014: Home grown Linux

In this presentation from GrrCON 2014, author Dr. Phil Polstra discusses how to develop your own Linux distro. Phil has assembled his distro known as …

App note: Class D Audio Amplifier Basics

A good read about class D Audio Amplifier, an app note from International Rectifier<p>A Class D audio amplifier is basically a switching amplifier or …

App note: How P-Channel MOSFETs Can Simplify Your Circuit

An app note from International Rectifier on using P-Channel MOSFETs<p>P-Channel HEXFET Power MOSFETs offer the designer a new option that can simplify …

Bypass capacitor tutorial

Electro Labs has posted a detailed tutorial on why and how to use bypass capacitors:<p>You may have heard about the phenomenon of bypassing in circuits, …

Building A Better Sewing Machine

After making a few fabric RFID tags, [Micah] had a sewing machine sitting in her workshop completely unused. This was due at least in part to how …

Advanced Hard Drive Caching Techniques

Petros Koutoupis at Linux Journal posted detailed information regarding hard drive caching techniques. Users of traditional hard drives who’ve been …

Ham Radio Linux LiveDVD Ver. 14 supports RTL-SDR, HackRF and more

Andy, amateur radio operator KB1OIQ, has released the Version 14 of his Ham Radio Linux LiveDVD containing programs focused on amateur radio and SDR …

Weather station

Xose Perez of Tinkerman has written an article detailing the build of his weather station:<p>Arduino FIO based weather station with a DHT22 temperature …

Ultra Librarian and Eagle tutorial

Luca Dentella writes:<p>Ultra Librarian is a tool by Accelerated Designs to manage libraries of eletronic components (CAD design, simulation, …

3D Printed Cutaway Jet Engine Sounds Great

Thanks to the wonders of 3D printing, you can now have a 3D printed a jet engine of your very own. Unlike jet engines we’ve seen before, this one …

Bipolar stepper motor driver circuit with LMD18245

After extensive research on the internet I decided to make a bipolar stepper motor driver based on Texas Instuments’ LMD18245, which is a 3A, 55V …

On not getting metal fume fever with galvanized conduit

You can find galvanized steel pipes at Home Depots and construction sites all around the world. These relatively thin-walled steel pipes would make …

Preserve your garden bounty with a solar food drier

The [VelaCreations] family lives off the grid, getting the electricity that they actually use from solar and wind power. When they started looking …

Hacking Transcend Wifi SD Cards

[Pablo] is a recent and proud owner of a Transcend WiFi SD Card. It allows him to transfer his pictures to any WiFi-enabled device in a matter of …

Android stick mutates into a home server

Kiss that energy hungry PC you’ve been using as a home server goodbye. [Vince Loschiavo] shows us how he squeezed a remarkable amount of …

Hack Your Breakfast: Great Bacon!

Oh, man, do I love bacon and eggs for breakfast: a few drops of Tabasco on the eggs and the bacon crispy, but not so crispy that it disintegrates on …

Resole shoes with old tire tread

These shoes are heavier than normal, they don’t grip as well as store-bought, and it’s a heck of a lot of work to make a pair for yourself. But if …

Chromecast bootloader exploit

Well that didn’t take long. The team over at GTVHacker have worked their magic on Chromecast. The HDMI dongle announced by Google last week was so …

OISF 2013 video: reverse engineering demystified

Chris Eagle is a Senior Lecturer of Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, CA and worked as a computer …

Altera’s free online technical training courses

Altera is making available a group of free online technical training courses covering the various aspects of FPGA design. Topics include the basics …

Interleaving ADC’s to increase sampling bandwidth

Drone writes:<p>Here are a series of short but informative posts by Jonathan Harris of ADI about interleaving ADC’s to increase sampling bandwidth:

A different type of Arduino Internet shield

The cost of an Ethernet shield for an Arduino isn’t horrible; generally between $17 and $32 depending on which one you buy. But have you seen the …

Tutorial – Arduino and the TI ADS1110 16-bit ADC

John Boxall over at Tronixstuff has a series of Arduino tutorials. This chapter fifty-three of a series will show you how to use the TI ADS1110 …

Arduino oscilloscope at five megasamples per second

There’s no substitute for a proper oscilloscope on your electronics bench. But unfortunately we <i>still</i> don’t have one of our own. But we’ve got an …

Turning a router into an Arduino shield

[Dirk] had a problem: while he already had an Arduino with an Ethernet shield, he needed WiFi for an upcoming project. Running a Cat5 cable was out …

App note: Implementing a Manchester decoder using the CLC and NCO peripherals

Here is an application note from Microchip describing how to implement a hardware Manchester decoder using the CLC and NCO peripherals found on some …

App note: Getting started guide for the Atmel Lightweight Mesh

Here’s an getting started guide from Atmel describing their Lightweight Mesh wireless protocol.<p>The purpose of this application note is to introduce …

Cheap High Speed Automatic Pick and Place Machine Overview - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Remember the cheap automatic pick and place machine we told you about in December of last year? Ian from Dangerous Prototypes has purchased one and …