Linear Track Makes Plasma Cuts Neat And Simple

Linear Track Makes Plasma Cuts Neat And Simple

No microcontroller, no show, and never even an LED in sight. That’s how [Made in Poland] determined to roll with this motorized linear plasma cutter, and regardless of the simplicity it actually will get the job achieved when there’s metallic to be lower. Plasma reducing makes slicing and dicing heavy inventory a fast job, but it […]

Beats an Extension Cord

Beats an Extension Cord

What does your benchtop energy provide have that [Pete Marchetto]’s doesn’t? Answer: an extension twine draped throughout the ground. How usually have you ever mentioned to your self, “I just need to energize this doodad for a couple seconds,” then you definitely begin daisy chaining each battery within the junk drawer to achieve the mandatory […]

Analog Discovery 2 as a Vector Network Analyzer

Analog Discovery 2 as a Vector Network Analyzer

Some time again, I posted a review of the Analog Discovery 2, which is a type of USB “do everything” devices. You would possibly recall I typically preferred it, though I wasn’t loopy concerning the worth and the truth that the BNC connectors have been an additional merchandise. However, in that very same put up, […]

Searchable KiCad Component Database Makes Finding Parts A Breeze

Searchable KiCad Component Database Makes Finding Parts A Breeze

KiCad, the open supply EDA software program, is standard with Hackaday readers and the neighborhood as an entire. But it isn’t immune from the most typical bane of EDA instruments. Managing your library of symbols and footprints, and discovering new ones for elements you’re utilizing in your newest design is never a pleasing expertise. Swooping […]

Learn Six Oscilloscope Measurements with One Arduino

Learn Six Oscilloscope Measurements with One Arduino

We gained’t point out names, however we’re all the time dismayed to see individuals twist knobs randomly on a scope till it reveals a very good image. These days, there’s the dreaded auto button, too, which is sort of as unhealthy. If you haven’t spent the time to learn to correctly use a scope [Bald […]

DIY Coil Winding Machine Counts The Hacky Way

DIY Coil Winding Machine Counts The Hacky Way

“Wait, was that 423 or 424?” When you’re caught winding a transformer or coil that has quite a lot of hundred turns, you’re going to wish to spend a while on a winding jig. This video, embedded under, shows a simple but sufficient machine — with a few twists. The first elaboration is the addition […]

Homebrew Calibration For Test Equipment

Homebrew Calibration For Test Equipment

If you’re employed for a big firm, you most likely have take a look at tools that’s routinely calibrated. Some corporations have their very own metrology labs and others ship out to an exterior lab. In a storage lab, you might be much less prone to do calibrations and — in our expertise — that […]

Computer Vision For PCB Layout

Computer Vision For PCB Layout

One of the large issues with doing PCB structure is discovering an acceptable footprint for the parts you wish to use. Most instruments have some library though — after all — some are higher than others. You can typically get by with utilizing some generic footprint, too. That’s not helpful for schematic structure, although, since […]

Scotty Allen’s PCB Fab Tour is Like Willy Wonka’s for Hardware Geeks

Scotty Allen’s PCB Fab Tour is Like Willy Wonka’s for Hardware Geeks

The availability of low-cost, insanely high-quality PCBs has actually modified how we do electronics. Here at Hackaday we see individuals ditching residence fabrication with growing frequency, and going to small-run fab for his or her prototypes and tasks. Today you may get a take a look at the kinds of manufacturing facility processes that make […]

Building a Knife by Hand is just as Hard as you Think

Building a Knife by Hand is simply as Hard as you Think

Carl Sagan as soon as stated: “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” In different phrases, the time period “scratch” is mostly a relative type of factor. Did you develop the apples? Did you plant the wheat to make the flour? Where do you retain your […]