Hackaday Links: March 25, 2016

Hackaday Links: July eight, 2018

Software-defined radio has been round for years, nevertheless it’s solely just lately that it’s been accessible to these of us who don’t have tens of hundreds of price of kit of their lab. Here’s a new book from Analog Devices that offers you the lowdown on software-defined radio. It’s heavy on MATLAB and parts from Analog, […]

Circuit VR: Oscillating Bridges

Circuit VR: Simple Buck Converters

The very first thing I ever constructed with no equipment was a 5 V regulated energy provide utilizing the outdated LM390Okay. That’s a basic linear regulator like a 7805. While they’re easy, they waste plenty of vitality as warmth, particularly if the enter voltage goes greater. While there are nonetheless functions the place linear regulators […]

Wrangling RC Servos Becoming a Hassle? Try Serial Bus Servos!

Wrangling RC Servos Becoming a Hassle? Try Serial Bus Servos!

When we’d like actuators for a undertaking, a servo from the remote-control pastime world is a well-liked answer. Though because the variety of servos go up, protecting their wires neat and managing their management alerts develop into a problem. Once we begin operating extra servos than we now have fingers and toes, it’s value contemplating […]

Hackaday Journal Completes First Review Process, Seeks More Submissions

Hackaday Journal Completes First Review Process, Seeks More Submissions

Congratulations and thanks go to Theodore Yapo for authoring the primary paper to finish the peer assessment course of for the Hackaday Journal. You can read the standalone paper here; it is going to be included within the first quantity of the Hackaday Journal formally launched later this yr. The Hackaday Journal is an open […]

Calculus and a Calculator

Calculus and a Calculator

Earlier this 12 months, [Dan Maloney] went inside mechanical calculators. Being the sensible kind, [Dan] jumped proper into the Pascaline invented by Blaise Pascal. It couldn’t multiply or divide. He then went into the arithmometer, which is arguably the primary commercially profitable mechanical calculator with 4 features. That was round 1821 or so. But [Dan] […]

These Capacitors are a Cheap Gimmick

These Capacitors are a Cheap Gimmick

If you search by engineering textbook, you most likely aren’t going to search out the phrase “gimmick capacitor” however each outdated ham radio operator is aware of about them. They come in useful whenever you want a really small capacitor of unknown worth. For instance, in case you are making an attempt to steadiness the […]

Video Quick-Bit: The Things That Move Robots

Video Quick-Bit: The Things That Move Robots

Magenta Strongheart returns for a look at some of the coolest robotic entries from this yr’s Hackaday Prize. Each of those answered the problem for modular designs that can assist supercharge new robotic tasks. We assume that low cost and plentiful motor designs are poised to revolutionize robotics and a number of other of the […]

Spy Tech: How an Apollo Capsule Landed in Michigan after a Layover in the USSR

Spy Tech: How an Apollo Capsule Landed in Michigan after a Layover in the us

There’s an Apollo module on show in Michigan and its cold-war backstory is much more fascinating than its house program origins. Everyone who visits the Van Andel Museum Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan is certain to see the Apollo Command Module flanking the entrance entrance. Right now it’s getting used as a special sort of capsule: […]

Hackaday Links: March 25, 2016

Hackaday Links: July 1, 2018

Remember when laptop mice didn’t have scroll wheels? The best mouse of all time, the Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer three.zero, is back in production. This mouse was launched in 2003, earlier than the recognition of ‘gaming’ mice from the likes of Razer, and on the time it was the usual mouse for RTS and FPS skilled avid […]

How Etak Paved the Way to Personal Navigation

How Etak Paved the Way to Personal Navigation

Our current “Retrotechtacular” function on an early 1970s dead-reckoning car navigation system stirred a reminiscence of one other pre-GPS resolution for the query that had vexed the motoring public on highway journeys into unfamiliar areas for many years: “Where the heck are we?” In an age when the tattered stays of long-outdated paper roadmaps have […]