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Hardware Hacking Enter Your Electronics & Design Project for a chance to win a $200 shopping cart! Submit an EntrySubmit an Entry  Back to homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   Radio Hacking Making-of: The Video The Radio Tuner Rethinking the Radio Tuner Tuner Actuator: Parts and Assembly Connecting to The Controller Prototyping the ESP-32 Node MCU Implementation of the Dual Controls Links to the previous parts Part 1 Part ...
I have now produced a 3D printed case for the battery hack for the protoboard to make it look a bit prettier. It isn't brilliant but after some fettling I managed to get it all to stick together. And, it still works as well, despite some rather rough handling as I squeezed it all into a slightly too small case - I'm still not leaving enough internal space for the wires.     To be useful as a portal prototyping board there really needs to be some sort of digital meter. I could just c ...
Hardware Hacking Enter Your Electronics & Design Project for a chance to win a $200 shopping cart! Submit an EntrySubmit an Entry  Back to homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   If you ever run into a scenario when you RC controller stops working or does not connect to the transmitter for some weird reason, and you have tried all the tricks up you sleeve to fix the issue, the best thing to do is to gut most of the components and add either a Raspberry Pi ...
So, last time I managed to get the SQL Acron CLE-215 running whilst powered by an external power supply and connect to it over JTAG. This let me get blinky running but didn't really take advantage of the unusual feature which drew me to the board - the PCIe interface. Now that I knew I had some control over the board it was time to put it inside my PC.   Hardware My main desktop is a small-ish form factor machine running Windows 10. Luckily I had a slightly older tower PC that had much more ...
      The setup:   Ever wondered what to do with your old basic phones? The advent of a smartphone in last decade made all the basic phones obsolete. Even though they had good battery life and decent look they are less when compared to big smartphones which have big screens and lots of features. Even I had lots of these phones lying around. I did this project long back i.e 5 years back when I was in 11th grade. Here I did slight advancement when I saw this old pr ...
Introduction To provide low cost thermal image solution with Panasonic's AMG8833 8x8 IR Grid-Eye detector, ESP32 , AWS IOT and serverless infrastructure.     Use case scenario Wild Fire alert Security with object detection Object maintenance monitoring Health temperature screening Setup Device Components ESP32 SOC Panasonic's AMG8833 8x8 IR Grid-Eye Sensor connectivity I2C Software Development Arduino platform Library dependency Adafruit_AMG88xx MQTTClient ArduinoJson ...
Why a Case Now Design Assembling Links to the previous parts Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Why a Case Now The idea of this Vintage-Modern-Upcycled-Modular device (wow! So long) is a set of modules connected together designed in a way easy to reproduce, as well as making partially. This first prototype is designed in the simplest way, using the popular Fritzing circuit design tool and PCB prototyping boards but aims to become something more stable with its own series of well-design ...
I am a 3rd year computer and electronics engineering student, single father of 2 boys so needless too say money is tight. One of the main ways I keep my head above water is phone/device , laptop and pc repair work. So over time I have accumulated my share of old iPhones and iPads, I guess this is 2 ideas and I may just give both a shot. Now being that I am a Student, Maker, Dad, Adult (with bills ), Movie buff, Music junkie and Avid gamer,  needless to say my data storage needs are immense& ...
ashley_c4

Knockoff stage lighting

Posted by ashley_c4 Jun 28, 2020
Hardware Hacking Enter Your Electronics & Design Project for a chance to win a $200 shopping cart! Submit an EntrySubmit an Entry  Back to homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   Stage lights are expensive. If it's not a simple par-can, it more than likely has a hefty price tag. Even a simple static LED like the Chauvet COLORado 1 Quad at AUD $760. And then you have your moving "intelligent" lights, like the Martin Rush MH3 Beam at AUD $5700. Oof! Fortunatel ...
Hello, my idea is to write a software to transform a professonal lab piece of equipment (i.e. signal generator) into a ham radio device. I'm making the first tests, demonstrating it is possibile to transform a RF signal generator into a ham radio beacon to make experiments in the radio waves propagation field. I'm adopting the Nobel Prize prof. Joe Taylor method of transmission with which it is possible to send signals to very long distances, using low RF power, i.e. 1/100 a smartphone emissi ...
Hardware Hacking Enter Your Electronics & Design Project for a chance to win a $200 shopping cart! Submit an EntrySubmit an Entry  Back to homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   Having completed and glued together the battery holder to the prototyping board I have now created a functional working prototype. The cable from the E14 battery pack has been plugged into a micro USB breakout PCB to gain access to the power connections. I have not cut the micro USB ...
ralphjy

Pong resurrected

Posted by ralphjy Top Member Jun 21, 2020
Hardware Hacking Enter Your Electronics & Design Project for a chance to win a $200 shopping cart! Submit an EntrySubmit an Entry  Back to homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   Just finished rebuilding the Pong game.   Links to my previous posts: Pong Game Circa 1978 Pong is Alive   Started by de-wiring all of the switches.   Next I found a couple of proto PCBs of the right size and I printed a mounting plate to attach them.   ...
Hardware Hacking Enter Your Electronics & Design Project for a chance to win a $200 shopping cart! Submit an EntrySubmit an Entry  Back to homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   Synth Circuit Digital Connection Note on the Display and Rotary Encoders (an exploring alternative) The Main Microcontroller Synth Box Control Panel The Design and Making-of the Control Panel Hacking the Radio Mechanics Design Links to the previous ...
Hardware Hacking Enter Your Electronics & Design Project for a chance to win a $200 shopping cart! Submit an EntrySubmit an Entry  Back to homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   Some time ago I received an Element14 presents prototyping board and a battery power pack for participating in an Element14 activity. At the time I had the idea of using these to make some sort of portable battery powered prototyping module. I needed some PCBs for it, which were on a ...
Hardware Hacking Enter Your Electronics & Design Project for a chance to win a $200 shopping cart! Submit an EntrySubmit an Entry  Back to homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   Well, so far (in previous blogs) I have managed to get the board power up and detected by Vivado hardware manager, but that's only part of the way there. Whilst I can upload a bitstream to the FPGA I need to know how to upload a useful bitstream. The simplest "Hello World" for FPGAs ...