Philo Farnsworth, RCA, and the Battle for Television

Philo Farnsworth, RCA, and the Battle for Television

The parenthood of any invention of consequence is nearly by no means minimize and dried. The pure tendency to need a easy story that’s straightforward to inform — Edison invented the sunshine bulb, Bell invented the phone — usually belies the extra advanced story: that the majority innovations have unsure origins, and their again tales […]

Coolest Way to Watch 3D Printing: Lights, Camera, Octolapse!

Coolest Way to Watch 3D Printing: Lights, Camera, Octolapse!

Octoprint is a family identify for anybody into 3D printing and anybody commonly studying Hackaday. Described by creator Gina Häußge as “the snappy web interface for your 3D printer”, Octoprint lets you management successfully any desktop 3D printer over the native community or Internet. It even has webcam help so you possibly can watch your […]

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 In an age when the tattered stays of long-outdated paper roadmaps have […]

LEGO: The Kristiansen Legocy

LEGO: The Kristiansen Legocy

Whether you’re younger, outdated, or a time touring Vulcan, one thing unites all of us globally: the harmless LEGO blocks that encourage creativity over spoon-fed leisure. Have you seen the surplus of zombified youngsters and adults alike drooling over their collective screens recently? Back within the historic occasions, all a baby wanted to create hours of […]

Lost in Space Gets 3D Printing Right

Lost in Space Gets 3D Printing Right

When it has change into so widespread for films and tv to hyper-sensationalize engineering, and to only plain get issues flawed, right here’s a breathe of recent air. There’s a Sci-Fi present out proper now that wove 3D printing into the story line in a method that’s right, unforced, and a becoming complement to that […]

Make A Natural Language Phone Bot Like Google’s Duplex AI

Make A Natural Language Phone Bot Like Google’s Duplex AI

After seeing how Google’s Duplex AI was able to book a table at a restaurant by fooling a human maître d’ into considering it was human, I puzzled if it is perhaps attainable for us mere hackers to drag off the identical feat. What may you or I do with out Google’s legions of ace […]

Buttery Smooth Fades with the Power of HSV

Buttery Smooth Fades with the Power of HSV

In firmware-land we often refer to colours utilizing RGB. This is intuitively pleasing with a bit of background on coloration idea and an understanding of how multicolor LEDs work. Most of the colourful LEDs we’re use not truly a single diode. They are crimson, inexperienced, and blue diodes shoved collectively in tight quarters. (Though curiously […]

The Flight of the Seagull: Valentina Tereshkova, Cosmonaut

The Flight of the Seagull: Valentina Tereshkova, Cosmonaut

That the Cold War was a tense and threatening time in historical past can’t be denied, and is probably a little bit of an understatement. The world stood on the sting of Armageddon for many of it, often stepping barely over the road, and fortunately stepping again earlier than any harm was carried out. As […]

Hacking When It Counts: The Magnetron Goes to War

Hacking When It Counts: The Magnetron Goes to War

In 1940, England was in a harmful predicament. The Nazi warfare machine had been sweeping throughout Europe for nearly two years, claiming nations in a crescent from Norway to France and slicing off the island from the Continent. The Battle of Britain was raging within the skies above the English Channel and southern coast of […]

Ask Hackaday: What Is The Future Of Implanted Electronics?

Ask Hackaday: What Is The Future Of Implanted Electronics?

Biohacking is the brand new frontier. In just some years, tens of millions of individuals may have implanted RFID chips underneath the pores and skin between their thumb and index finger. Already, thousands of people in Sweden have chipped themselves to make their every day lives simpler. With a tiny digital implant, Swedish rail passengers […]