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The simplest DIY Geiger radiation detector ever
posted May 9 2011 19:59.55 by Giorgos Lazaridis




A battery, an empty metallic can, a resistor and a darlington pair transistor is more or less all that you need to make a radiation detector! Youtube user bionerd23 explains how...

[Link: bionerd23]
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Tags: electronic project   physics   diy   radiation   tools   sensors   experiments   science   nuclear   how it works   how to   



Lego workers to quickly sort your pile of resistors
posted May 5 2011 20:17.18 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Petros, a friend of mine, sent me this interesting project that he stumbled upon. David from robotroom made an ohm-meter, which is connected with a PC and sends data to a .Net application...

[Link: robotroom]
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Tags: electronic project   diy   microcontroller   lego   crazy designs   








FPGA VGA Resistor DAC
posted May 5 2011 20:06.17 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Chris from pyroelectro sent us his latest tutorial, which is really quite interesting and advanced. In his pages he shows how can someone create a VGA controller that uses a resistor...

[Link: pyroelectro]
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Tags: electronic project   diy   vga   monitor   tv   



Making a homopolar motor is simple and fun
posted May 2 2011 20:14.07 by Giorgos Lazaridis




A homopolar motor is a -not so common- kind of motor that has a magnetic along the rotor axis, which usually acts as a single-wound coil, which limits them in very low operation...

[Link: Stevespanglerscience]
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Tags: electronic project   physics   diy   magnetism   crazy photo/video   experiments   theory/tutorial   how to   motor   



How to make a USB HID with PIC
posted April 21 2011 20:20.04 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Chris from pyroelectro have just uploaded a video demonstrating his latest PIC project. I was very excited to see such a project from him, as i know that he will have an awesome and...

[Link: pyroelectro]
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Tags: electronic project   diy   microcontroller   pic   computer peripheral hacks   usb   theory/tutorial   how it works   pc related   








Excellent detailed tutorial with LM317 voltage regulator
posted April 20 2011 19:21.55 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Youtube user Afrotechmods uploaded recently his new video, an excellent tutorial regarding the LM317 adjustable voltage regulator. After viewing this video, you will surely run at...

[Link: Afrotechmods]
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Tags: theory/tutorial   electronic project   how to   how it works   tips   diy   



Kenneths' nixie tube thermometer
posted April 17 2011 20:02.59 by Giorgos Lazaridis




I really like nixie tubes. As a matter of fact, i have already order myself some to experiment with and make some more artistic projects. This project that Kenenth made will help me...

[Link: kennethfinnegan]
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Tags: nixie   electronic project   diy   high voltage   microcontroller   avr   temperature   



A POV clock made with all off-the-shelf parts
posted April 14 2011 20:10.44 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Chris from pyroelectro informed me for another project upload. Look around you. Do you see some LEDs? A PIC microcontroller? A fan? Then let's make a POV clock! For those who...

[Link: pyroelectro]
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Tags: electronic project   clock   diy   microcontroller   pic   mechanical   








How to make custom characters for your LCD
posted April 11 2011 19:43.58 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Do you have a 2 by 16 or similar LCD and you want to know hot you can display simple drawings and smileys? The HD44780 is a very common character LCD display controller. If you have...

[Link: pyroelectro]
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