Tesla Coil Uses Vacuum Tube

Tesla Coil Uses Vacuum Tube

What do you do while you discover a 5 kW transmitting tube in your native electronics retailer? If you’re [TannerTech], you construct a vacuum tube tesla coil. This isn’t the same old little wimpy coil, however a giant unhealthy boy that will have a look at dwelling in an outdated horror film. The first energy […]

Browsing Modern Day BBS on the Epson PX-8 Laptop

Browsing Modern Day BBS on the Epson PX-Eight Laptop

As you learn this, there are nonetheless folks chatting away on Bulletin Board Systems all around the world. Running on newly written software program and with out the necessity to really use a dial-up modem, these (barely) extra fashionable takes on the BBSs of yore will be compelling diversion for individuals who may need to […]

Classic American Dial Phone Gets A GSM Makeover

Classic American Dial Phone Gets A GSM Makeover

For sturdy utilitarianism, there have been few designs higher than the Western Electric Model 500 desk cellphone. The 500 did one factor and did it properly, and remained primarily unchanged from the mid-1940s till Touch Tone telephones began showing within the early 70s. That doesn’t imply it might probably’t have a spot within the trendy […]

DIY Drill-Powered Water Pump

DIY Drill-Powered Water Pump

Whether it is advisable pump water out of your basement this spring, or simply wish to have enjoyable taking pictures water round within the yard this summer time, here’s a way to build a pump instead of buying one. This is an easy however ingenious construct, and [NavinK30] did every little thing shy of machining […]

Polaroid Gets Thermal Printer and Raspberry Pi

Polaroid Gets Thermal Printer and Raspberry Pi

Despite what you might have learn within the feedback, we right here at Hackaday will not be unaware that there’s one thing of a “Pi Fatigue” brewing. Similar to how “Arduino” was as soon as a grimy phrase round these elements, initiatives which might be constructed world wide’s hottest Linux SBC are often getting dismissed […]

Delicious Optics, A Chocolate Diffraction Grating

Delicious Optics, A Chocolate Diffraction Grating

Diffraction gratings are curious issues. Score a collection of equally spaced tiny traces in a floor, and it’ll trigger mirrored or transmitted gentle to bend and separate into its part wavelengths. This means offers all of them method of essential purposes within the discipline of optics, however they’re additionally enjoyable to play with. [Tech Ingredients] […]

Custom Built Vacuum Tube Cassette Player

Custom Built Vacuum Tube Cassette Player

As we’ve mentioned many occasions right here on Hackaday, it’s not our place to query why folks make the issues they make. There’s a authentic want or utility for most of the initiatives we cowl, little doubt about it. But there’s additionally numerous them that are so convoluted that they border on absurd. Not that we […]

Neon Lamps Light Up Dim Ion Motor

Neon Lamps Light Up Dim Ion Motor

Small pinwheel kind ion motors fall into the class of a enjoyable science experiment or one thing neat to do with excessive voltage, however Hackaday’s personal [Manuel Rodriguez-Achach] added a neat twist that incorporates neon lamps. Normally you’d take a straight wire and make 90 diploma bends at both finish however pointing in reverse instructions, […]

Portable DVD Player gets Raspberry Pi Zero Upgrade

Portable DVD Player will get Raspberry Pi Zero Upgrade

You would possibly keep in mind a time when individuals thought transportable DVD gamers had been a fairly neat thought. In the times earlier than netbooks, low cost tablets, and arguably even the widespread adoption of smartphones, it appeared completely affordable to lug round a tool that did nothing however play motion pictures. Today we […]

Dumping Arcade ROMs the Hard Way

Dumping Arcade ROMs the Hard Way

Nostalgia is a humorous factor. That need all of us get to relive previous recollections could make you do issues that in every other situation could be out of the query. The impact appears even stronger in relation to outdated video video games. How else are you able to clarify shopping for the identical video […]