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4TB consumer SSD becomes reality, thanks to Mushkin's latest venture

Mushkin is a well-recognized hard drive manufacturer, and it’s bringing its A game to 2016. Forget those measly 500GB SSD hard drives. Instead, take …

The Lure Of Large Drives

The amount of digital data being created and stored is growing rapidly, by some estimates by over 40% annually. This rapid growth in stored digital content is leading to large data repositories. These repositories need a lot of storage in a limited space. They must also store this content cost …

Clean Energy

Build a Working Wooden Mouse

In this project, you will make your own custom wooden mouse. To make this wooden mouse, you will take apart a cheap USB mouse and salvage the electronics. The electronics will then be embedded in the bottom of a block of wood which you will form into a mouse-like shape. Although it is possible to …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus images, dummies, measurements and case leaked

A rumored Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus has been all the hype since yesterday, when a trademark filing for the device. Leaks and rumors have started trickling in since then. Now we have a bevy of images and details that provide ample evidence for the device’s existence. Let’s take a look!<p>Samsung …

Electronics Industry

Intel's Broadwell Puts The Performance Of A Full-Sized PC In The Palm Of Your Hand

The low-power characteristics of Intel’s Broadwell microarchitecture are already well known at this point. New laptops and ultrabooks powered by 5th Generation Intel Core processors based on Broadwell, like the excellent Dell XPS 13 (2015) or HP Spectre x360, have been available for quite some time …

Computer Hardware

How I Built an Electricity Producing Wind Turbine

Introduction: How I Built an Electricity Producing Wind Turbine<p>Several years ago I bought some remote property in Arizona. I am an astronomer and …

Off-grid

Apple fans buy things they don't need, but how do they compare to Samsung fans?

An online tool has come up with up some rather interesting stats about the fans of popular tech brands.<p>Samsung fans are old dudes who like computer programming and toilet jokes, and Apple fans are women who buy things they don't need. That's according to an online tool profiling people with …

Downton Abbey

iOS is twice as memory-efficient as Android. Here’s why.

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced, many Android fans laughed at the “pitiful” 1GB of RAM of Apple’s flagship smartphone, when Android flagships tended to ship with 2GB and sometimes more.<p>But specs don’t always — or even most of the time — tell the whole story. As it turns out, an …

Solar powered automated plant waterer

My plants are unhappy. I go away a lot and they don’t get looked after. I figured I could do something about this.<br>First off, I should own up to …

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Going off the grid can seem like a daunting task but the initial cost can seem even more intimidating!<p>With this amazing post you’ll find out how you …

Replace Your Car’s Clock with an On Board Diagnostics Display

If you’re a car lover, or simply someone who is bothered by not knowing what’s going on in your “machine” at all times, you might be interested in having a customizable diagnostics display. If so, you would probably like it to look as close to a stock part as possible. Instructables user JustinN1 …

Fast Charging Batteries that last 20 Years? - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Apple is famous for making nice looking products that are practically sealed for life even though many of us consider the internal battery a …

How to Measure AC Current Using Hall Effect Sensor With Arduino or Other Common Microcontrollers

Introduction: How to Measure AC Current Using Hall Effect Sensor With Arduino or Other Common Microcontrollers<p><b>Please see a new simpler approach</b></b> …

Arduino

The tiniest ATtiny85 based ‘duino derivative ever

Did you know some tinyAVRs are so tiny that they can almost fit inside the ball of a ballpoint pen, or balance precariously on the tip of a …

Getting up close and personal with the IMUduino BTLE

Makers, though Arduino-compatible boards seem to be a dime a dozen these days, this one is different. It’s very different. The innovators over at …

Tracking Planes with RTL-SDR

Software-defined radios (SDR) are gaining in popularity, and it’s not hard to see why — using them, your computer can tune into in an enormous range of frequencies, including FM radio, unencrypted police and fire bands, aircraft transponders, and in many countries, digital TV. The most popular SDR …

There's a small USB stick with Intel's Bay Trail CPU that can run Windows 8.1

There's two versions of this product available. One has the quad-core Z3735G Bay Trail chip with 1GB of RAM that can run the 32-bit version of …

Computer Hardware

IMUduino Wireless 3D motion, BLE, 10 DoF IMU, HTML5, Arduino

IMUduino packs a punch!<p>We are raising funds to make the world's smallest Arduino Leonardo compatible board with integrated wireless motion and …

HP Labs is working on a glass 3D printer

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>HP isn’t content to just 3D print in plastic. A job ad for a “robotics scientist for 3D printing” sounds …

A Professional Spot Welder Made out of a Microwave Transformer

Spot welders are one of the very few pieces of metal working equipment that are actually very much cheaper to build yourself than to buy …

This Sleek Media Player Has Raspberry Pi Inside

Mo Volans from FiveNinjas shares Slice at World Maker Faire New York 2014. It’s a set-top media player that’s based on the brand new Raspberry Pi Compute Module. They’re in the process of crowdfunding the project, and have met their funding goal. Since it’s based on the Raspberry Pi hardware and …

Low-Level Computing with Entry-Level Difficulty: DUO Light

The hardware can’t get much simpler. The DUO Light uses an ATmega328 (commonly found on Arduino boards) along with an external SRAM chip to provide a …

PiBorg

Latest<p>Wish List<p>Compare<p>DiddyBorg V2 Perspex - Purple<p>Perspex Chassis plate for the V2 DiddyBorg in Purple. The set includes a top plate and bottom …

Building Robots With Raspberry Pi and Python

Introduction: Building Robots With Raspberry Pi and Python<p>The goal of this tutorial is to help you begin programming with Python to control your …

Program Your Arduino With an Android Device!

Introduction: Program Your Arduino With an Android Device!<p>Hi,<p>in this Instructable I want to show you, how you can program your Arduino with your …

Pivena: A Raspberry Pi Laptop Inspired By Novena

Sutajio Kosagi’s Novena open-hardware computing platform (AKA laptop) provided the inspiration for Timothy Giles (WildCircuits) to design his Pivena Raspberry Pi case, which looks similar but doesn’t feature the same hardware. Timothy designed the Pivena using a laser-cut wooden case that features …

WiFi Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Camera

Adafruit has a tutorial on their site that shows how to fashion together a cloud-connected, point-and-shoot camera. The best part of this project is …

Make-an-Entrance Party Doorbell

Let your guests choose their own sound effects, using clever wireless sensors and a Raspberry Pi.<p>Next time you host a party, wouldn’t it be great if your guests could choose what kind of entrance to make? The Make-an-Entrance Party Doorbell lets them do just that. It’s a wireless doorbell that has …

Super Nice CNC Router Build Leaves Little To Be Desired

[Enzo] wrote in to tell us about his recently completed CNC Router (translated). This is an excellent high-quality, all-aluminum build with no cut …