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|Simple Electronic Repairs|
|Do Your Own Simple Electronic Repairs!||Repair of 20-year old precision multimeter|
|Simple Electronic Repairs||Vote or Submit Your Ideas!|
The idea for Simple Electronic Repairs comes from fvan . His idea is to repair a device that is malfunctioning instead of throwing it away or buying a replacement. Simple electronic repairs is good first step before tackling a full blown electronic projects on your own. This is a good opportunity to start tinkering with an electronic gadget you love but might be missing because its no longer working.
As fvan points out, simple electronic repairs doesn't need to be complicated, such as repairing a faulty switch and will give you insights into some troubleshooting techniques. He uses a malfunctioning Xbox guitar (pictured right) as an example. One of the buttons would only allow you to go up instead of up or down, seriously limiting your options of what you could rock to. Rather then throwing the guitar away and getting a new one he opened it up to discover a reed switch was used for each position. One of these switches was constantly "ON", even in idle position, due to the magnet and switch being too close to each other. By gently bending the legs of the reed switch a little further away, it created enough distance to move set it as "OFF" in the idle position.
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|Wacky Automation Devices (aka Rube Goldberg machine)|
|The Drinkmotizer - a Raspberry Pi Drink Mixing Robot||Build Your Own Wacky Automation (Rube Goldberg) Device!|
|Wacky Automation Devices||Vote or Submit Your Ideas!|
The idea for Wacky Automation Devices comes from dougw. This theme let's you come up with an automation device similar to a Rube Goldberg machine. A Rube Goldberg machine is a complex contraption in which a series of devices perform simple tasks and are linked together to produce a domino effect whereby activation of one device triggers the next device in the sequence.
You've probably witnessed the influence of Rube Goldberg in cartoons, movies or TV shows you've watched. Depictions of overly engineered contraptions leading to intense chain reactions resulting in simple results can be seen in movies such as the Goonies, Beauty and the Beast, Pee-Wee's Playhouse, and Ernest Goes to Jail.
|Project14 | Using Rube Goldberg Projects to Consider Design Engineering 3 weeks ago in Wacky Automation Devices||by tariq.ahmad|
|Project14 | Build Your Own Wacky Automation (Rube Goldberg) Device! 11 hours ago in Wacky Automation Devices||by tariq.ahmad|
|The Drinkmotizer - a Raspberry Pi Drink Mixing Robot 4 weeks ago in Raspberry Pi Projects||by Cabe Atwell|
|Solar Powered Yard Gadgets|
|Building a Solar Charger||Tilt Solar Light|
|Solar Powered Yard Gadget||Vote or Submit Your Ideas!|
The Idea for the Solar Powered Gadgets comes from dougw. The focus of the theme is on using solar power to create gadgets for the yard. Wouldn't the world be better place with more yard gadgets that harness the sun, a seemingly inexhaustible (billions of years) source of energy?
Among the many benefits of using solar power is the fact that it saves money while providing energy reliability, energy security, and energy independence. The sun doesn't shine 24/7 but that's hardly a drawback. In theory, with proper storage, you could theoretically use solar power to provide for all of the world's electricity needs. Solar easily dwarfs all potential energy sources combined and an electronics project that makes use of it, is well awesome!
|Building a Solar Charger 3 days ago in Solar Powered Yard Gadget||by shabaz|
|Tilt Solar Light 3 days ago in Solar Powered Yard Gadget||by carmelito|
|Chicken Coop Livestream 4 weeks ago in Going Green||by Frederick Vandenbosch|
|Project14 | Solar Powered Yard Gadget Projects 4 weeks ago in Solar Powered Yard Gadget||by tariq.ahmad|
|Upcycled Wireless Sensor Accent Light, Part 2 3 weeks ago in Solar Powered Yard Gadget||by pettitda|
|Not enough power 2 months ago in Solar Powered Yard Gadget||by wescoy78|
|Upcycled Wireless Sensor Accent Light, Part 1 2 months ago in Solar Powered Yard Gadget||by pettitda|
|Memorybox ter nagedachtenis 2 months ago in Solar Powered Yard Gadget||by pabilo|
|DIY Test Equipment|
|Cyclops-1000 ||DIY Constant Current Load|
|DIY Test Equipment||Vote or Submit Your Ideas!|
The Idea for DIY Test Equipment comes from dougw. If you're getting started, DIY Test Equipment is a fun way to explore design & electronics projects, while making something useful. You can get your hands dirty with microprocessors, development boards, soldering, and tinkering.
DIY test equipment projects will further your understanding of how electronics work. If you are a design & electronics enthusiast, this is an opportunity to make homemade tools & instruments that fits your needs, at a fraction of the price of more expensive equipment.
|Cyclops-1000: An Electronic Eye for Rotational Speed Measurement 1 month ago in DIY Test Equipment||by shabaz|
|Arduino oscilloscope - DIY entry device 1 month ago in DIY Test Equipment||by idanre1|
|Raspberry PI - Ohmmeter 4 weeks ago in DIY Test Equipment||by sherbieny|
|Programmable Electronic Load: Dynamic Behaviour: Part 5 Stability 4 weeks ago in Test & Tools||by jc2048|
|Programmable Electronic Load: Dynamic Behaviour: Part 4 Effect of Output Voltage Change 4 weeks ago in Test & Tools||by jc2048|
|Programmable Electronic Load: Dynamic Behaviour: Part 3 Effect of Output Inductance 4 weeks ago in Test & Tools||by jc2048|
|Portable addressable led strip tester 1 month ago in DIY Test Equipment||by den_olli|
|DIY Wired & WiFi (2.4Ghz & 5 Ghz) Analyzer 1 month ago in DIY Test Equipment||by dgshue|
|Raspberry pi web interface computer on and off system 1 month ago in DIY Test Equipment||by dasherman|
|Raspberry Pi Universal Scope/Meter 1 month ago in DIY Test Equipment||by masonjones|
|Project14 | DIY Test Equipment Projects 1 month ago in DIY Test Equipment||by tariq.ahmad|
|Project14's DIY Test Equipment: DIY Constant Current Load 1 month ago in DIY Test Equipment||by ipv1|
|Building a Fluxgate Magnetometer based Current Probe 2 months ago in DIY Test Equipment||by shabaz|
|Elevator test unit 2 months ago in DIY Test Equipment||by popupideas|
|Programmable Electronic Load: Dynamic Behaviour: Part 1 Overview 2 months ago in Test & Tools||by jc2048|
|Multi-Ref Mk. II 2 months ago in DIY Test Equipment||by hlipka|
|Process Duration Timer Blog 1 (The Timer) 2 months ago in John Wiltrout's Blog||by jw0752|
|Process Duration Timer Part (4) The Brain and Proof of Concept 2 months ago in John Wiltrout's Blog||by jw0752|
|Process Duration Timer Part 3 (Interfaces) 2 months ago in John Wiltrout's Blog||by jw0752|
|Process Duration Timer Part 2 (Power Supply) 2 months ago in John Wiltrout's Blog||by jw0752|
|Vintage 555 - A general-purpose button debouncer 2 months ago in DIY Test Equipment||by balearicdynamics|
|Process Duration Timer (Final Chapter) Assembly and Testing 2 months ago in John Wiltrout's Blog||by jw0752|
|Programmable Electronic Load: Dynamic Behaviour: Part 2 The Servo Loop 2 months ago in Test & Tools||by jc2048|
|DIY Test Equipment: Ears and Tears 2020 (A Logic Probe) 2 months ago in DIY Test Equipment||by koudelad|
|DIY Test Equipment: The Di-o-Matic, a Simple Diode Tester [Arduino] 2 months ago in Jon Clift's Blog||by jc2048|
|Breadboard | IOT Irrigation valve||Assembly | IOT Irrigation valve|
|Going Green||Vote or Submit Your Ideas!|
Apparently, at one point in history some people thought that eating raw tomatoes was dangerous? That is crazy, because tomatoes are both good for you and absolutely delicious. janisalnis is a fellow tomato enthusiast, and he won the Internet of the Backyard Design Challenge with his automated tomato greenhouse, based on the Texas Instruments SimpleLink Wi-Fi Launchpad. Armed with the knowledge of the ideal temperature for tomato growth, Alnis set up IoT monitoring and control of his greenhouse, with some very tasty results that you can see above along with all the excellent technical detail.
|Chicken Coop Livestream 4 weeks ago in Going Green||by Frederick Vandenbosch|
|Automatic Arduino Garden-Watering Project 2 months ago in Clinton Horsman's Blog||by sasquatch84|
|IOT Irrigation valve 2 months ago in Going Green||by idanre1|
|Garden Watering Project: getting started (finally!) 2 months ago in Clinton Horsman's Blog||by sasquatch84|
|Build Awesome Technology for the Garden or Backyard by Going Green! 3 months ago in Going Green||by tariq.ahmad|
|Going Green | Past e14 Projects for Your Garden 3 months ago in Going Green||by danzima|
|Project Portfolio Badge||Geeked Out Business Cards|
|Geeky Gadgets||Vote or Submit Your Ideas!|
On May 25th, 1977, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope was released and the galaxy will never been the same. In solidarity, followers greet one another with “May the fourth be with you.” Those on the dark side argue whether May 5th or May 6th is an appropriate day to celebrate their “Revenge of Sith Day.” May 25th is also a date celebrated by followers of Douglas Adam’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, that's the date they celebrate “Towel Day.”
Geek Pride Day was officially celebrated in the US for the first time in 2008. By 2009, it was officially sanctioned by the Science Channel with special programming. Meanwhile in Canada, events took place in Ottawa, home of the Canada Science and Technology Museum, to commemorate the day.
Geek Pride Day, is a day for everyone around the world to celebrate their nerdom, whether it’s through meet-ups or parties to celebrate anything worthy of geeking-out over.
|Build your own Torch/Flashlight! 3 days ago in Geeky Gadgets||by shabaz|
|Project Portfolio Badge 4 months ago in Geeky Gadgets||by Frederick Vandenbosch|
|Celebrate Geek Pride with Your Own Geeky Gadgets! 5 months ago in Geeky Gadgets||by tariq.ahmad|
|Geeky Gadgets - Star Wars vs Star Trek 4 months ago in Geeky Gadgets||by danzima|
|Geeked Out Business Cards 4 months ago in Geeky Gadgets||by dougw|
|PatchBOTS | My Star Wars BB-8 Build 4 months ago in Geeky Gadgets||by Andy Clark (Workshopshed)|
|Geeky Dalek Project 5 months ago in Geeky Gadgets||by lahey|
|GEEK PRIDE DAY Project: Three-Finger Ring 4 months ago in Geeky Gadgets||by Cabe Atwell|
|Sparky the Power Chick||This little bug has a bug|
|Techno Toys||Vote or Submit Your Ideas!|
Toys can be objects of solitary attention or centerpieces of social interaction. In keeping with the world around them, toys are becoming more electronic and are increasingly used for interactive digital entertainment.
Toys aren't just for children of course. Many adults are avid toy collectors for monetary as well as emotional reasons. A toy may conjure sweet childhood memories, quench a longing for a simpler time when life was a lot easier, and bring back a joy that may otherwise have been forgotten as the world forces you to live by the rules and responsibilities of adults. Some adults never stop playing with their toys, you can see this for yourself by going to a Lego convention.
|Sparky the Power Chick - update 4 months ago in Techno Toys||by dougw|
|DollaS Dancer 4 months ago in Techno Toys||by Molham|
|Give New Life to Old Toys by Turning Them Into Techno Toys! 4 months ago in Project14||by tariq.ahmad|
|This little bug has a bug 4 months ago in Techno Toys||by idanre1|
|Xylophonomatic 5 months ago in Techno Toys||by tech_nut81|
|A Duck with a New Purpose 5 months ago in Techno Toys||by armour999|
|Bob_007 6 months ago in Techno Toys||by rsc|