Tommy Burk

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Stop Slouching

<b>(2)</b> Twice a day, perform this diaphragm-strengthening drill: Lie facedown on the floor with your forehead resting on your palms. Breathe in through your nose and drive air into your belly while keeping your chest relaxed. Exhale through your mouth. Repeat 10 times.<p><b>(3)</b> Last but most important, …

Skot 9000 DigitGrid - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Check out the Skot 9000 DigitGrid. It is a huge grid of 7 segment displays that can be used to display a picture or even a video in a crude way. The …

Autonomous Car Build - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Jason Dorweiler has built an Autonomous Car that is based on a simply off the shelf $100 RC car. The car is loaded up with a bunch of sensors and …

OpenSprinkler – Open Source Sprinkler Controller - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

If you are looking for a way to automate your lawn watering have a look at OpenSprinkler which is an Open Source Sprinkler Controller. Looks like a …

Nerf Vulcan Sentry Gun - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Using some guidance from this page, BrittLiv has built one great looking Nerf Vulcan Sentry Gun! The spring has been swapped out to allow for more …

High Speed Low Cost Pick and Place Robot Build - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Marcelino Fort Garcia from Tbi Robotics in Barcelona is producing a high speed low cost pick and place robot. He has made lots of videos …

Heart Simulation Project - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

This Propeller based heart project demonstrates how a heart actually works. The board looks great and the shape is heart shaped like a real heart …

Arduino Based Aquaponics - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Arduino Based Aquaponics uses apduino to get things done. Kretzinger is able to configure the system to work as desired based on sensors and a large …

Raspberry Pi Cluster - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Josh Kiepert built this Raspberry Pi Cluster while at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Boise State. He didn’t want to rely on …

Mars Rover that Two Girls Built in Garage - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Clear Glass PCB Creation - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

If you want your next project to have a wow factor why not make a glass PCB! You can see how CNLohr makes them in the video above. A glass microscope …

Heimcontrol Home Automation - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

If you are looking for some DIY home automation and want to play around with Pi and Arduino have a look at heimcontrol.js. James Bruce used it for a …

Arduino Solar Charge Controller - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Julian Ilett demonstrates his Arduino Solar Charge Controller. He has mounted all of his Arduino modules to a piece of wood to keep everything nice …

Peltier Module Cooling - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

If you have a project that needs some cooling you might want to look into using a Peltier Module. RimstarOrg found one in an old water cooler, with a …

Robot Tractor - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Instead of a lawn tractor this Robot Tractor might be just the thing you need around the yard. It might need a bit of weight added to the design to …

Android/Arduino Lighting Controller - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Are you looking for a project that will let you take control of the lighting around you? Look no further than the Glo Control.<p>“Glow Control is an …

Hard Disk Clock by Martin Stromer - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Martin Stromer made a great looking Hard Disk Clock that is actually very easy to read and looks like a great art piece at the same time. It is based …

WiFi Robot - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

• Uses WiFi only to control the robot and view the IP Camera stream<br>• Configurable camera URLs (up to 3)<br>• 3 Joystick Modes: Default, Simple Mode and …

Friction Heater used to Heat a House - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

oilpiggy is heating his 1200 square foot house with his home made friction heater. The heater is simply located in a central area at this time and it …

Ambient Backscatter – Wireless Power and Communication with No Batteries - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Today we have lots of battery free electronic devices such as RFID which in most cases gets powered wirelessly from the reader. What would the world …

Levitating Spinning LEDs - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Sam writes.<p>“An electromagnet levitates a ring of LEDs attached to a coil. The LEDs are powered using a wireless power transfer from another coil …

MakiBox – What happens when you offer a $200 3D Printer - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

We featured the MakiBox here before, taking about their inexpensive 3D printer (still the cheapest as far as I know). They have two models, one that …

Arduino Clone hits a new Low Price - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Looks like Itead is trying to get the Arduino clone price way down. They have setup an Indiegogo canpaign that has prices a low as $5 per board. The …

VFD Clock - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Our friend Pyrofer wrote in about his new VFD Clock.<p>“It sets itself via NTP and adjusts for daylight savings time so no buttons and it never needs …

Internet Controlled Power Outlet using a Raspberry Pi - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Jack Minardi hacked a remote control to allow it to be controlled by an electronic signal rather then a push button. This remote allows him to take …

Arduino used in Semi-Automatic Production Line Equipment - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

When you walk through a factory full of automated machines that are doing repetitive tasks you will usually see a large metal electrical cabinet …

Code is not literature

I have started code reading groups at the last two companies I’ve worked at, Etsy and Twitter, and some folks have asked for my advice about code …

Geocodio

Geocode and reverse geocode CSV, TSV, and Excel spreadsheets.<p>The first 2,500 lookups per day are on us! Then, it's just $0.50/1,000.<p>Use our RESTful …

Bunkr Is The PowerPoint Killer We’ve All Been Waiting For

French startup Bunkr is focused on one simple task: killing PowerPoint. To achieve this goal, the company’s well-designed web app will help you collect visual content and organize it into slides. The result is a very visual HTML5 presentation that works on your computer, phone or tablet. You can …