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DIY plant watering system
posted February 7 2011 22:25.40 by Giorgos Lazaridis




I do not think that i am capable to have plants in my house, although i would like to. Watering them is something that i would certainly forget to do. This guy from deddieslab has...

[Via: hackedgadgets]    [Link: deddieslab]
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Tags: electronic project   flowers/garden   microcontroller   avr   green   



Super low power LCD clock
posted February 6 2011 21:30.42 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Kenneth ran some experiments with the MSP430 microcontroller chip and an LCD. What he did, is he used 2 10F super capacitors charged at 2.7 volts for power supply, and used this...

[Link: kennethfinnegan]
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Tags: electronic project   clock   low power   microcontroller   msp   battery   experiments   green   








Digital caliper gets min max and measurement hold features
posted February 6 2011 20:37.28 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Justblair uploaded a new hack. He hacked a digital caliper to add min,max and measurement hold features, with parts that costs less than a dollar. The caliper he used is a simple...

[Link: justblair]
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Tags: crazy hack   electronic project   diy   tools   



IR transceiver measures heart beats from fingertip
posted February 6 2011 19:58.14 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Rajendra tipped us of his latest project, which is really interesting in terms of DIY and science. He made a heart beat meter, which counts your heart beats from the from the...

[Link: embedded-lab]
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Tags: electronic project   physics   diy   microcontroller   pic   sensors   health & nature   biotechnology   



Demo of the FreeFlight IMU
posted February 6 2011 19:43.45 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Jussi Hermansen informed us of a new video that he uploaded. This is a demonstration of the FreeFlight IMU V1.1, an open source i2c 9DOF with Pressure sensor. On-board is an ITG3200...

[Link: 420RcPilot]
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Tags: electronic project   robot   diy   rc servo   microcontroller   pic   remote control (RC)   wireless   accelerometer   commercial   sensors   gyro   pressure   magnetometer   








Excellent home-made component tester-Poorly documented
posted February 5 2011 10:10.09 by Giorgos Lazaridis




This is the most professional-like DIY component tester i've ever seen. Unfortunately, the maker provides no info how he made it. I can only tell that it is based on the mighty...

[Link: jcomega.getalife-mod]
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Tags: electronic project   touch screen   microcontroller   pic   inventions   tools   



Ping-Pong wall clock looks great
posted February 3 2011 8:17.47 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Last year, we featured a wall monitor made of ping-pong balls cut in half. It was an awesome hack and a great idea. Ping-pong balls were cut in half to perform diffusers for the...

[Link: hackaday]
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Tags: crazy hack   electronic project   clock   diy   microcontroller   avr   



Brute-force safe-cracking bot
posted February 2 2011 7:13.46 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Traditional safes have many protection layers against thieves. Two very curious MIT students made an automatic dialer that is possible to open a safe. The method is simple: Brute-force...

[Link: kvogt]
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Tags: electronic project   crazy hack   robot   microcontroller   mechanical   security   








PIC - Digital Tachometer/RPM Counter
posted January 27 2011 19:49.43 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Chris from pyroelectro send us his latest project. Based on the PIC 18F452, he made a tachometer and RPM counter. An IR transmitter/receiver pair is connected to the microcontroller...

[Link: pyroelectro]
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Tags: electronic project   lcd   diy   microcontroller   pic   

















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