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Split Keyboard Finder Stacks Them Up for Your Approval

1 hour 8 minutes ago

Tired of a boring, single piece keyboard? Thinking about a change but don’t know what all your options are? Well prospective-keyboard-shopper, today is your lucky day. We at the Hackaday are here to facilitate the habit with two excellent resources for the eager keyboard shopper; [pvinis]’s awesome-split-keyboards and [jhelvy]’s splitkbcompare. …read more

Kerry Scharfglass

Popcorn Pocket P. C. Open Sourced

4 hours 9 minutes ago

If you miss the days you could get an organizer that would — sort of — run Linux, you might be interested in Popcorn computer’s Pocket P. C., which was recently open-sourced on GitHub. Before you jump over to build one, though, there are a few things you should know. …read more

Al Williams

HOPE 2020 Delivers Historic Marathon Of Hacking

7 hours 7 minutes ago

Anyone who’s ever attended a hacker conference knows that the talks and workshops are only part of the reason that people travel from all over the country (and indeed, the world) to be there. The social and extracurricular aspects of these events are just as important as the scheduled content, …read more

Tom Nardi

Building a YouTube Remote Control Worthy of 2020

10 hours 9 minutes ago

Back in 2018, [Gryo] built a remote control specifically for watching YouTube videos on his computer. It worked perfectly, but it didn’t quite fit the expectation one has for a modern media remote — it was a bit chunky, the buttons weren’t very responsive, and it didn’t feel as nice …read more

Tom Nardi

3D Printing Interactive Maps For The Visually Impaired

11 hours 37 minutes ago

Most maps and educational materials for teaching geography are highly visual in nature. For those with a visual impairment, it can make learning more difficult when suitable resources are not available. After visiting a boarding school in Moscow, [Sergei] set out to build an interactive map to teach students geography …read more

Lewin Day

Linux Fu: Remote Execution Made Easy

13 hours 8 minutes ago

If you have SSH and a few other tools set up, it is pretty easy to log into another machine and run a few programs. This could be handy when you are using a machine that might not have a lot of memory or processing power and you have access …read more

Al Williams

3D Printable Kinematic Couplings, Ready To Use

22 hours 9 minutes ago

Time may bring change, but kinematic couplings don’t. This handy kinematic couplings resource by [nickw] was for a design contest a few years ago, but what’s great is that it includes ready-to-use models intended for 3D printing, complete with a bill of materials (and McMaster-Carr part numbers) for hardware. The …read more

Donald Papp

Glasgow Uses an FPGA as an Embedded Systems Multitool

1 day 1 hour ago

Everyone who builds embedded systems wants tools to help build and debug systems faster, so it isn’t uncommon to see boards outfitted with various tools like serial port sniffers. We’ve seen a few incarnations and the latest is Glasgow. The small board uses an FPGA and claims to do the …read more

Al Williams

Modular Vibrating ‘Bots Made From PCBs

1 day 4 hours ago

Printed circuit boards, they’re a medium designed primarily to mount electrical components with the wires themselves places as copper traces on the boards. To accommodate wide range of needs that have arisen over decades, board houses have evolved all manner of advanced techniques in routing and plating. To our benefit, …read more

Lewin Day

Raspberry Pi Gets PATA/IDE Drive via GPIO Header

1 day 7 hours ago

By and large, the Raspberry Pi is a computer that eschews legacy interfaces. Primarily relying on SD cards for storage and USB ports for further expansion, magnetic hard drives are a rare sight. However, [Manawyrm] decided that some 40-pin goodness was in order, and set to making a PATA IDE …read more

Lewin Day

Boom Hopes to Reignite Supersonic Travel with XB-1

1 day 13 hours ago

Since the last Concorde rolled to a stop in 2003, supersonic flight has been limited almost exclusively to military aircraft. Many have argued that it’s an example of our civilization seeming to slip backwards on the technological scale, akin to returning to the Age of Sail. There’s no debating that …read more

Tom Nardi

Recreating Retrocomputers Hack Chat

1 day 14 hours ago

Join us on Wednesday, August 12 at noon Pacific for the Recreating Retrocomputers Hack Chat with Mike Gardi!

Building the first commercial computers in the late 1950s and early 1960s was certainly a complex a task, but building the computer industry was even harder. Sure, engineers were already getting on …read more

Dan Maloney

Acoustic Camera Uses Many, Many Microphones

1 day 15 hours ago

If you’re a human or other animal with two ears, you’ll probably find great utility in your ability to identify the direction of sounds in the world around you.  Of course, this is really just a minimal starting point for such abilities. When [John Duffy] set out to build his …read more

Lewin Day

The Weather Station at the Top of the World

1 day 16 hours ago

The crown jewels of the Earth’s mountain ranges, the Himalayas, are unsurpassed in their beauty, their height, and their deadly attraction to adventurers, both professional and amateur. The gem of the Himalayas is, of course, Mount Everest, known as Sagarmatha to the Nepalis and Chomolungma to the Tibetans. At 8,848 …read more

Dan Maloney

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