Category Archives: Electronic Hacks

Adafruit PCB Manufacturing Line

  The Adafruit PCB Manufacturing Line is quite impressive. Ladyada (Limore Fried) goes through the entire process start to finish describing what each piece in the line does. Questions from the MIT students at the end are interesting also. “Ladyada is the hacker @ Adafruit, founded in 2005 by MIT hacker & engineer Limor “Ladyada” […] 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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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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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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Macbook Backlight Repair

  Louis Rossmann shows how he walks through a Macbook Backlight Repair. As usual the scale of the repair is tiny and work under the microscope is needed. Some tiny jumpers and a steady soldering hand come to the rescue.   Continue reading

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