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Introduction Over the years I’ve tried many sorts of wire strippers, ranging from knives!, cheap adjustable wire strippers, combined crimp/strip tools and so on. I was not happy with most of them. They were either just good for a very limited range of wires, or the results were unreliable and required a lot of effort to provide a good strip without damaging wires, or the tool itself didn’t last as long as desired.   Life is too short, and so a while back I figured it was about ...
A group of researchers developed a system that could help improve the brain’s ability to recall events in patients with brain deterioration. However, it is too early for the technology to be used for Alzheimer’s patients. A Deep-Brain Stimulation device. (Image via IOS Press)   The brain, the most mysterious organ in the human body, is constantly debated among neuroscientists. Recently, a team of researchers built a system that could help treat memory loss of challenges. The ne ...
Note: This project, by its nature, needs to connect to the mains supply. It shouldn’t be left unattended and should only be constructed and used by engineers. The information is for educational purposes only, and there is no guarantee that it will be safe, even if it is constructed exactly as specified here. It is believed to be safe when connected correctly, and when used in a lab, but as mentioned there is no guarantee and no liability. Furthermore this project is not intended for home ...
Moriyama performing with the orchestra. An AI created by Yamaha motors can create piano music from a human's dance moves. (via Yamaha)   Amazon.com introduced to the world to Alexa, inside the smart speaker called Echo Alexa was one of the first commercially obtainable AI, or Artificial Intelligences. Like many electronic characters the world interact with, Alexa almost seems like a person; she can even sing a song from her short repertoire on demand. How did we reach this point?  It ...
Nintendo’s Labo accessory kits allow users to build their own cardboard constructs for gaming interaction. (Image credit: Nintendo)   I’m inspired by this Nintendo Experiment. Can it be applied to SBCs and other development boards?   Nintendo was always a company of firsts- the first gaming company to run a taxi service, a love hotel chain, and TV network. Now it’s banking on making cardboard popular with their Labo accessory kits for the Switch. As a kid I was alway ...
Introduction   For a while now I have been slowly upgrading some old tools, and also creating some simple tool kits to store at certain facilities so that I don't have to carry around a large tool kit from place to place.   I have ratchet crimpers for standard insulated lugs and also ferrules. The ferrule crimper from Weidmuller is one of the best crimpers I have used over the years, automatic tensioning from 0.75mm to 6mm cable ferrules and very comfortable to use. However, they onl ...

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