Reflow Rig Makes SMD Soldering a Wok in The Park

Reflow Rig Makes SMD Soldering a Wok in The Park

For a DIY reflow setup, most individuals appear to depend on the trusty thrift retailer toaster oven as a platform to hack. But there’s one thing to be mentioned for heating the PCB instantly quite than heating the encompassing air, and for that one can cruise the yard gross sales in search of a scorching […]

Tracktorino Shields You From Poor Interfaces

Tracktorino Shields You From Poor Interfaces

On-screen controls in a digital audio workstation develop the ability of a DJ or musician, however they aren’t intuitive for everybody. The tactility of buttons, knobs, sliders and real-world controls feels nothing like utilizing a mouse, trackpad, or perhaps a touchscreen. Unfortunately, gadgets meant to place management right into a DJs palms may be unavailable […]

Laser projector ditches galvanometer for spinning drum

Laser projector ditches galvanometer for spinning drum

Laser projectors like these common in golf equipment or laser exhibits typically use mirror galvanometers to replicate the laser and attract 2D. Without galvos, and on a decent finances, [Vitaliy Mosesov] determined that as an alternative of downgrading the standard, he would search a wholly totally different answer: a spinning mirror drum. He fires a […]

PID Control with Arduino

PID Control with Arduino

Experience — or at the very least schooling — typically makes an enormous distinction to having a profitable challenge. For instance, in case you didn’t give it some thought a lot, you may assume it’s easy to manage the temperature of one thing that’s heating. Just activate the heater whether it is chilly and switch […]

A Hacker’s Epic Quest to Keep His Son Entertained

A Hacker’s Epic Quest to Keep His Son Entertained

Little people have a knack for throwing a wrench within the priorities of their dad and mom. As anybody who’s ever had kids will inform you, there’s nothing you wouldn’t do for them. If you ever wanted proof to this impact, simply take a gander on the almost year-long saga that chronicles the construction of […]

Need a Thousand Extra PWM Pins?

Need a Thousand Extra PWM Pins?

If your Arduino runs out of I/O strains, you’ll be able to all the time add one of many a number of I/O expander chips that takes a serial interface to set its a number of pins. Or maybe you may purchase one thing like an Arduino Mega, with its additional sockets to fulfil your […]

Art Deco Radio Gets FM Reception

Art Deco Radio Gets FM Reception

Taking a classic radio and cramming it full of recent, Internet-connected, guts has lengthy been a staple of the hacking and making scene. While some may see it as against the law to take what’s arguably a official piece of historical past and switch it into nothing greater than a slipshod case for the Raspberry […]

Reviving an Electron Microscope with Arduino

Reviving an Electron Microscope with Arduino

We don’t learn about you, however when our pals ask us if we wish to assist them repair one thing, they’re normally speaking about their pc, telephone, or automobile. So far it’s by no means been about serving to them rebuild an outdated electron microscope. But that’s precisely the request [Benjamin Blundell] received when a […]

A Well-Chronicled Adventure in Tiny Robotics

A Well-Chronicled Adventure in Tiny Robotics

Some of us get into robotics dreaming of huge heavy metallic, a few of us go in the wrong way to construct tiny robots scurrying round our tabletops. Our Hackaday.io neighborhood has no scarcity of robots each large and small, every an expression of its maker’s beliefs. For 2018 Hackaday Prize, [Bill Weiler] entered his […]

Pavement Projection Provides Better Bicycle Visibility at Night

Pavement Projection Provides Better Bicycle Visibility at Night

Few would query the well being advantages of ditching the automotive in favor of a bicycle trip to work — it’s good for the physique, and it may be a refreshing reduction from rat race commuting. But it’s not with out its perils, particularly when one works late and returns after darkish. Most automotive versus […]