Category Archives: Cool Gadgets

SMS Message usage with GSM Modem and Arduino

  iforce2d has a great demonstration of how to play with SMS Message usage with GSM Modem and Arduino. He goes through lots of interesting AT commands that do the actual transmission and read of the SMS messages. I can think of lots of useful uses of this type of device since an SMS message can […] Continue reading

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iPhone Headphone Jack Hacked back into an iPhone 7

  Scotty from Strange Parts known for building his own iPhone has been busy with another iPhone project. As most people know the Apple iPhone got rid of the headphone jack and even though many people hate that decision it looks like Apple will not be bringing it back. After 4 months of designing and Scotty was […] Continue reading

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Naomi ‘SexyCyborg’ Wu Electronic Clothing Designer

  Naomi ‘SexyCyborg’ Wu is a Maker and hardware enthusiast from China. She uses a 3D printer to make clothing such as bras and custom electronic skirts. She has a Patreon if you would like to support her. Looks like open hardware and Hack a Day shirts are in regular rotation! “I build FashionTech Wearables and […] Continue reading

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Safe Cracking Robot

    We have seen safe cracking robots before but they never get old. The guys at Spark Fun made a great one. It would be funny to  see a CCTV video of a vault heist that uses some technology like this. The safe cracker could setup his rig and read a magazine while the […] Continue reading

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Infrared Transmitter Arduino Home Automation

  Upgrdman shows us how to make an Infrared Transmitter Arduino Home Automation system. This system uses a very high power wide range IR LED so that it would be great to be placed in the general area of the equipment you would like to control. If you are interested in making your own the […] Continue reading

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Talking Multimeter Project

    Rachel Dipirro and Jonathan Lo made an interesting Talking Multimeter Project for their Cornell University ECE 4760 Final Project. The multimeter is built around a PIC32MX250F128B. This is not a robust product that will be replacing your desktop multimeter since the range is not that great. For example it can just read resistance […] Continue reading

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3D POV Display

    There are lots of POV displays out there, lots have multi color LEDs that can display some impressive images. Gelstronic has built this  3D POV Display that has lots of tech going on. The addressable LEDs are setup in strips of varying heights. When spun this allows the display to create 3D images […] Continue reading

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Guy Makes his own iPhone

    Instead of purchasing a new or reconditioned iPhone Scotty from Strange Parts decided to build his own. If he was in any other country this would have been near impossible but he was in China. There are lots of repair and recycling facilities that were able to sell him the bits and pieces […] Continue reading

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Automated Outdoor Lighting

    Steve Marriott wanted to have some automated outdoor lights. They will be controlled by an Arduino that will monitor some PIR sensors to see what is going on and turn lights on based on activity. A few tictac boxes were used to mount the outdoor electronics in. The project changed over time based […] Continue reading

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DIY SOLAR TESLA POWERWALL

  Instead of purchasing a Tesla Power Wall jehugarcia shows us how a DIY version can be put together. The EV West facility has a large flat roof which makes laying the panels nice and easy. The roof is crazy high so getting them up on the roof looks like it was not that simple. The video […] Continue reading

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