Sarah Petkus wrote on her Robotic Arts blog about toaster hacking:
I would like you to meet my toaster. The toaster is an old character of mine who has survived through subtle reference in the things I draw and build. Nothing I make is about the toaster, but the toaster is about everything I make. He’s my chrome totem.
Here is a brief progress report on the surgery of toaster! He will soon have eyes!
Intro I know I know what your thinking, Here’s another temp logger based on the esp8266. After looking around on the internet it looks like every man and his dog are making temp loggers powered by everyone’s favourite IoT dev board, the esp8266. Ever since the esp8266 came out I wanted to do a project […]
via Just another esp8266 temp logger — Facelesstech
OpenPanzer.org Scout ESC
Dual brushed motor controller that accepts both TTL serial and RC inputs. The onboard processor is an ATmega 328 and can be programmed with the Arduino IDE
The bill of materials and EAGLE design files are available on the Open Panzer Downloads page. Source code is available on GitHub:
OpenPanzer has shared the board on OSH Park:
Pepijn de Vos created this method to trade and battle Pokemon over the Internet:
a collection of projects that allow you to connect your Game Boy to the internet and trade or battle with the first and second generation Pokemon games
KiCad design files of Teensy 2.0 shield for a Game Link Cable:
Arduino sketch runs on Teensy 2.0 and talks to a Game Boy via raw HID mode:
TCPoke shield kit is sold on Tindie:
Barbouri created a programmable voltage reference with the Teensy 3.2:
A precision programmable voltage reference circuit capable of 0.001 to 4.095 volt output in 1 mV steps with an accuracy of 100 uV.
Barbouri has shared the board on OSH Park:
Hackaday reports on this mix of Pokemon Go and DIY electronics:Beware Of Tall Grass: Pokemon Go on the Gameboy Pocket
[Pepijn de Vos] was excited to interact with the world’s most popular augmented reality pedometer, Pokemon Go, and was extremely disappointed to find that his Blackberry couldn’t run it. Still, as far as he could tell from behind his wall of obsolete technology, Pokemon Go is all about walking distractedly, being suspicious, and occasionally catching […]
TCPoke shield kit on Tindie:
Dan shares lessons learned from his first venture into designing 3D circuits:
- Avoid having structural components carry signals
- Castellations work, but mind the placement.
- If at all possible, make each component easily testable and self contained
- Don’t try to dual-purpose a component lead as a signal wire.
- Watch your line termination
- Put all connected parts on the same design
- Hobby Iron vs Soldering Iron: Not the same.
- Make a jig, or at least a good assembly guide
Despite concerted efforts to kill them, serial ports are alive and well, especially in embedded system. True, most of them end in a USB port, these days, but there’s still a lot of gear with a DE-9 (it isn’t a DB-9, despite the common use of the word) or a TTL-serial port lurking around. [James…
via Quad Serial Adapter — Hackaday
Building on the work of other Citizen Science efforts, [doctek]’s entry for the Hackaday Prize promises to detect pollution, identify chemicals, and perform other analyses with a simple handheld device. It’s a spectrophotometer, and [doctek] is putting some real engineering into this build. A spectrophotometer is one of the simplest devices able to perform spectroscopy,…
via Hackaday Prize Entry: A Simple Spectrophotometer — Hackaday
tardate create this 16 LED SMD board with shift register interface, based on project 3 from the KiCad like a Pro course from Tech Explorations: