Category Archives: DIY Hacks

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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Water Meter Cloud Monitoring Interface

    In some areas water meters have methods of connecting external monitoring equipment to determine water usage over time. This is normally done by a switch that pulses after a certain amount of water consumption. This was the case for sfrwmaker. He has a water meter that has an internal reed switch which closes once […] Continue reading

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Making of a New Nixie Tube

A Nixie Tube is an old piece of technology, Dalibor Farný has resurrected the old technology by working through the techniques to build new tubes by hand. The video shows the tedious process of the low volume creation of them. Lots of complex mechanical steps are needed from spot welding to glass blowing is needed. “The nixie tube […] 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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DIY LIPO Battery Spot Welding

  WeAreTheWatt is building a DIY LIPO Battery Spot Welding project. The construction is very nice. The PCB is very well laid out but of course even with a very heavy copper clad board it would not be able to handle the amount of current he needs. Heavy bus bars are used to pass the current through […] 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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ClearWalker – Polycarbonate Walking Robot

  Jeremy Cook built this walking robot  using a bunch of custom cut Polycarbonate for legs and gears. The brain is Arduino based and GoPro camera in the head. The motors are controlled via a few off the shelf H-Bridge modules. Controlling the robot is done via bluetooth.  Lots of time and thought went into […] 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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