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Ben Heck home page Back to the archive View full archive We're celebrating 150 episodes of element14's The Ben Heck Show this week and we have a limited number of these exclusive t-shirts to give away to element14 community members. The t-shirts have been designed by Ben and we have just FIVE to give away!   To enter, comment and post an image of your GEEKIEST t-shirt below (you don't necessarily need to be in the pic) telling us what it means. The element14 community team will then selec ...
Ben Heck home page Back to the archive View full archive     1. Build Your Own Pinball Machine   2. Zombie Pinball War Mods   3. Pinballs and Processors   4. The Pinball Wars ...
An Oscilloscope for your Raspberry Pi Built with a Raspberry Pi and a Bitscope Micro Episode 223 -  Original Air Date 5-February-2016 Ben Makes a Spy Camera Hidden Inside a Lunch Cooler - Running on a Raspberry Pi Episode 210 - Original Air Date 5-November-2015 Episode 211 - Original Air Date 12-November-2015   A Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator Built with Raspberry Pi Episode 170 - Original Air Date 30-January-2015 Episode 171 -  Original Air Date 6-February-2015 ...
Ben Heck home page All previous episodes Ben's build kit   Watch this exclusive bonus content as Ben Heck shows off his laser cutter, explains the basics and creates something awesome for Alyson in the process!       ...
Ben Heck home page All previous episodes   Ben gives an in-depth tour of his Makerbot 3D Printer and provides some tips and tricks on successful 3D Printing. You can also find STL files for Ben Heck builds here.     ...
Ben Heck home page All previous episodes Ben's build kit In the latest episode of EEV blog's mailbag video, Dave Jones finally gets his hands on the speak and say created for him by Ben. Watch Dave un-boxing it and taking it for a test ride below (Ben's parcel gets opened at around 29:00). Dave is also giving this away, so watch the video to find out how you can get it!       If you want to watch the original episode of the show, you can see it below!   &# ...
Ben Heck home page All previous episodes Ben's build kit element14's master modder and hacker is renowned for his console hacks, custom accessibility projects, tutorials and of course, for being an award winning pinball machine maker! Ben makes all the projects and shoots most of the show from his workshop in Madison, Wisconsin and in this short video he takes you on a tour of the shop for a sneak peak behind the scenes at the Ben Heck show.   As well as seeing some of his previous bu ...
Ben Heck home page Back to the archive View full archive   Ben Heck is element14's master modder and creator of all things awesome! Over the years Ben has presented a number of helpful tutorials from getting started with Arduino, to wiring and schematics. Here we take a look at the 10 of the most useful tutorials you need to help you in your projects and hack like Heck!         1. The Basic Tools For Tinkering Ben shows you all the must-have tools you need in your too ...
Ben Heck home page Back to the archive View full archive   Are you in need of a shortcut? Take a look at some of Ben Heck's best lifehacks from the show archives.   1. Automated Smart home Ben works on some ways to automate functions into an existing home. Automatic Door Buzzer? Coming right up! Ben also rigs up a system to manually change the temperature on an old Honeywell thermostat.     2. A Video Game Controlled Hot Pocket Dispenser During the lazy video ...
By popular demand, this week's show sees Ben teardown the new Playstation 4. The full episode will be available Friday, so don't miss it!   ...
Ben's fed-up with the difficulty of soldering surface-mount components by hand and builds a new reflow oven to keep in his shop. He transforms an inexpensive toaster over into a vital tool for electronics engineers and tinkerers. In this updated oven, he uses two thermal couples to ensure even heat distribution and effective reflow.                             ...
Build a Portable Pi Part 1   Build a Portable Pi Part 2 Build a Retro Computer Using A Raspberry Pi Build a Dog Treat Dispenser Using A Raspberry Pi Part 1 Build a Dog Treat Dispenser Using A Raspberry Pi Part 2 Build a Dog Treat Dispenser Using A Raspberry Pi Part 3 ...
Ben Heck home page Back to the archive View full archive As a young man, South African Ian Pierce played the guitar in bands, but his life changed dramatically when he lost his right arm in an accident while working on the railways. Since then, he has tried unsuccessfully to devise a means that would help him to once again play the guitar by automatically strumming the instrument for him. Here's Ian's story in his own words:   "I am a Capetonian, born here, and my musical interest reall ...