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Pong Watch keeps you Punctual

Pong Watch keeps you Punctual

I succeeded in compressing all the electronics for this watch in to a 10mm-thick case. The 96×64 OLED display runs continuously – unlike older LED watches, there is no need to press a button to see the time. Battery life is 25 hours, so...
James Bond Style Wireless Door Lock

James Bond Style Wireless Door Lock

Remote locking is quite common for automobiles, not so common for doors.  This James Bond-ish home security system uses a coded signal from the wristwatch to the electronic box on the door to lock and unlock the door.  Far more stylish than a...
1600 Volt Can Crusher

1600 Volt Can Crusher

You can buy can crushers at Costco, place your can in the opening, pull a lever and viola you have a squished can. Of course you can achieve the same results using some high voltage electronics. Bob Davis has the right idea here, he is letting...
Giant Robotic Spiders Invade Japan!

Giant Robotic Spiders Invade Japan!

Straight out of a sci-fi thriller, this incredible mechanized spider (designed by a group of artists and technicians) walks the streets of Yokohama, Japan carrying it’s victims.  The creative group, La Machine is known for creating such...
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Fireworks Triggered by Cell Phone

Fireworks Triggered by Cell Phone

By using a dirt cheap disposable cell phone, learn to create cell phone triggered fireworks. It’s an incredibly simple project, basically just soldering two wires to the phone and attaching them to a hobby fuse which ignites when current is...
Human-Computer Interactive Whiteboard Pong

Human-Computer Interactive Whiteboard Pong

Take a regular whiteboard, markers, and a projector and you can play Pong on your wall.  It’s a physics based engine that reacts to it’s real time surroundings.  The program recognizes the black lines and causes the ball to behave...
Hexapod Robot with Claws and Webcam

Hexapod Robot with Claws and Webcam

Just when you thought that Hexapod robots were the best, the guys of at the Tekkotsu lab at Carnegie Mellon University develop the Chiara robot, a fully articulated 6-legged robot, which claws and high-end webcam for precision navigating and...
Amazing CNC Robots at Work

Amazing CNC Robots at Work

Example of high speed milling of a large piece of foam into a...
How to: Build a Gigantic DIY Pumpkin Cannon

How to: Build a Gigantic DIY Pumpkin Cannon

Straying slightly from our usual daily doses of electronics and hacking, today we’re getting into the spirit of Fall by showing off some extraordinary pumpkin cannons.  First up is the world’s most powerful cannon capable of launching a...
Track Fingers with the Wii Remote

Track Fingers with the Wii Remote

Using an IR led array and some reflective tape, you can track fingers in thin air using the Wii Remote. By Johnny Chung Lee, Carnegie Mellon University. The grid software is a custom program written using a C# wiimote library and DirectX. ...
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