Best IC Calculator Question

I am looking for a chip just like the ones used in any calculator that does multiplication addition and subtraction. THe device i am looking to build has to be as thin as a credit card have a 8 character segment lcd and only be able to do addition and subtraction. so i need to be able to have buttons" 1 to 0 + - and = and . "nothing more. i looked at some attiny ics but they require a another ic to drive the lcd. also the the data entered need to stay in if the power of the ic goes out. most calculators have only one ic, any idea what the best ic for this application will be? thank you in advance. i need something this small. http://www.logopremiums.com/calculator-ballpoint-pen-HWK922LP.jpg Thank you

Posted by virgiltu 5 years ago


Harware stores 80 Vs 30,000

Just out of interest... I was pondering as to whether the dimise of small chain harware stores is a world wide phenominum or is just an Australian trend... I am lucky enough to have started with my company, back when it was the type of store you could dash into and see Bob from electrical, that had that 1w LeD you were looking for, that never sells, just Bob has some stashed away just for special customers like yourself... Or Dave in plumbing that knows exactly what PSI rated pipe you need for the job..... Or even Tim in tools is still holding that $400 impact drill he ordered in just 'cause you said you wanted to check it out(even though he is not supposed to) Unfortunatley we have been taken over by a multi-million dollar company and things have changed.... Most of the old employees were sacked.... But some made it though... I have taking it apon myself to resurect the fallen company, one person at a time.... So far 5 of us remain (quality employees that LOVE our customers) I now am a manager and have trained over 15 employees. (these team members at times get VERY protective of their departments, which makes me wonder if I instilled a 'lil bit to much of myself in them) Those 15 have trained atleast 5 employees each... So far that's 80 employees... Hopefully this spontaniously continues... I might add, these employees act vastley different from the generic 16yr old kid, the new business employs, who doesn't care if a customers get's stuffed around for hours on end.... 80 vs 30,000 It's seems to be working as I have had MANY complements as to the QUALITY of service provided to customers, by these employees. In the mean time until we take control (I already have 90% of my staff converted to the dark side at my store ;p) It's off to go hide some LeD's, Switch's, Fitting's, Drill's etc down inside our racking so "other" managers don't find out and squeel to head office... Anyway's, is there any Bob's or Dave's left at your local hardware store that you can call on, for all those weird and wonderful things we needs to make all our Instructable dreams come true???

Posted by Lftndbt 10 years ago


Need substitute hardware for Ikea tall Pax wardrobe

I was able to get the pieces for a Pax wardrobe from the "As Is" department. I figured crumbly fiberboard was worth $11 (versus $90). Now I need work-arounds for the hardware to match their rather strange assembly directions. Does anyone have any suggestions of where I can find equivalents/better replacements? Any help greatly appreciated.

Posted by wlfsdrgn 10 years ago


Say you had a giant wall designed for fastener storage....

I've been working on a project for the last week. When it's done I'll have a chunk of wall with: 90 1"x2"x4" drawers 64 3"x4"x7" bins 48 3"x6"x9" boxes My goal is to get all my various hardware organized and to fill in some gaps so that I always have a small handful of whatever size of nut, bolt, nail, lag screw, rivet, sheet metal screw, etc. that I need and don't have to go making a trip to the hardware store unless I'm doing something big and need dozens of something. So my two questions: If you had this setup, what sorts of less common hardware would you make room for? Where would you go to buy hardware to fill this thing up? I know if I go to the big box stores and buy those little plastic bags with four of this or five of that in them, I'm going to end up spending a lot more than I need to. I know places where I can buy hardware by the pound, so that will help keep costs down. But I'm also imagining that there are people here with on-line sources that might be cheaper still?

Posted by Austringer 10 years ago


Embedded video solutions

I'm working on a project that requires the playing of short videos based on some physical conditions. The microcontroller and more general electronic end of stuff I'm fine with. What I haven't yet figured out is the mechanics of the video player mechanism. I want to use digital video stored on removable media (preferably CF or similar memory card storage). The videos will have no sound, be black & white, and probably low resolution (640x480 being the max size). I had originally planned to use an embedded linux system (gumstix verdex or some such thing) hooked to a TFT display. With some software running on the computer, it shouldn't be hard to control with serial communication. However, I'm not sure how well (if at all) mplayer would run on the Verdex. Also, if there's a cheaper solution I'd rather take that. I guess this post is to see what my options are. I know there are mp3 decoders on a chip (like the STA013) that produce output that you feed more or less directly into a DAC. Is there such a thing as a hardware mpeg video decoder (or divx, or quicktime, or avi, or whatever?) If something like that existed, I could connect the CF reader straight through my uC to the hardware decoder and pipe it out directly. Either to LCD or CRT (depending on which signal is easier). So, does this exist? Is it feasible? Thanks,

Posted by deadbilly 10 years ago


Help me identify a part please?

I want to build my wife a drafting table. I really like the style of vintage drafting tables which use this round flat disc as a tilting mechanism, either by having incremental holes drilled in it for pegs, or having a knob-tightened clamp putting pressure on it. Pics included are what I'm talking about Problem is, I can't for the life of me figure out the name of that round metal part, or more importantly, where to buy one. Actually, I have found many names for it, but none of them are of any use to me, because when I google these names in search of a supplier, the results are anything BUT what I'm looking for. Names I've tried: tilt arm slider rail bracket track U-bracket circle iron lid support circular brace These terms were either wrong or perhaps not specific enough to lead me to the actual part. Help?

Posted by Enormous Earl 4 years ago


Where to find vintage electronic hardware

Im trying to find a online source of vintage electronic gear. Things like old vac tubes, analog voltage indicators, and switches.

Posted by kennyboy019 8 years ago


What's your favorite piece of cooking hardware?

Just wondering if anybody out there has one, "couldn't live without" piece of cooking hardware. A favorite gadget or tool that you just couldn't live without. Mine is actually my cast iron skillet I got for my 20th birthday along with a copy of Alton Brown's "I'm Just Here for the Food". I swear I have cooked pretty much every single kind of dish, from breakfast to dessert. I use it at least 5 times a week, and that would probably be a conservative estimate. Anyway, I'd love to hear what kitchen treasures anybody has out there.

Posted by mrrentalshoes 8 years ago


BABYDUINO FOR SALE IN BULK!!

BABYDUINO WHICH IS SHRINKIFIED ARDUINO IS FOR SALE!!! IF YOU WANT TO BUY IT PLEASE EMAIL AT: pateldarshil14@rediff.com For Further Instructions about Product see: https://www.instructables.com/id/Robotics-and-Automation-Shrinked-With-BABYDUINO/

Posted by Patel Darshil 9 months ago


IP protection for open source hardware?

If my solar condenser ends up working I'm wanting to make it open source. I realise that this means effectively giving up all ownership of it, and that's fine, but the last thing I want is for someone else to go and patent it and stop anyone else from using it. What protections are available for this kind of thing? Patents obviously, but is there anything a little less intensive? I'll be looking into copyleft and creative commons and all that, but if someone can point in the right general direction first it'll save me some time.

Posted by SolarFlower_org 9 years ago


Starry String Lights?

Hi all, first time poster, hoping I am putting it in the right spot. Last night my wife brought home these awesome "Starry String lights" from Restoration Hardware (http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod1730031). They look fantastic in the house, but she tells me they are REALLY expensive per foot. I was wondering if anyone out there in the community has ever done a DIY version of these lights and if so, would you mind sharing your technique? I would love to string these in several locations but don't want to pay the outrageous price for them! Thanks in advance, Jake

Posted by ignoreLander 6 years ago


Making a personal game system

So everyone and their grandma has posted and made articles for how to make a "universal game system" that emulates the actual hardware of a console on something like a raspberry pi. But my question is this: is it plausible/possible to create your own, unique, personal gaming console? I mean something that doesn't emulate, but rather is an entirely different system (not an NES or Sega, it's a "You-console"!). I understand some criticisms for this: "Why re-invent the wheel? Or at least the console...", "This is too complicated...", "You're stupid" and etc. etc. My reasoning for this is this: Why not? Heck, what a niffty thing to have under your belt to say "Hey, I developed my own game system and make my own games for it! I'm cool!" So what do you guys think? Is it possible? Has someone done it? If not, you guys have any pointers on what to do? I'd like to do it, but I'm not too electronically edj-imukated. Maybe it'll be something I tackle in the future, but I'd like your input first! :)

Posted by kenizl86 3 years ago


What flaws do you see with the arduino?

What flaws do you see with the arduino and its "universe" (shields, modules, knockoffs, software &c;)?Although there are some that are quite apparent, such as the bizzare pin spacing, I'm sure there are some smaller issues that kept quiet. I have nothing against the arduino, I think it's a wonderful little guy that's doing awesome things, and I'm really thankful it exists. Thoughts?

Posted by zachninme 9 years ago


Arduino: Connecting Wifi Shield to Robot

Good morning, I bought the new Arduino Robot: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Robot and wanted to connect the Wifi Shield to it: http://arduino.cc/en/Guide/ArduinoWiFiShield However, the pins 4,7 and 10 which are required are all occupied by the LCD.  Could you please supply me with instructions of how to connect the Wifi Shield to the robot, both hardware and software instructions. Please help me on this topic, I really need to get this working. Thank you in advance. Kind regards Stefan Marggraff

Posted by namboy29 4 years ago


Call for pre-made parts!

We're rolling out some new parts for the Kits in 123D Design.  That means you'll soon have some real-world models at your disposal in the Design app, and I wanted to see if there were some specific requests out there for parts that you might use on the regular. I've put in for some tools and hardware - like metric and SAE wrenches and hex bolts - but is there anything that you'd like to see as a part or a template?   M4 screws for an Arduino enclosure? 4" 2-way gate hinges? Eye-Hooks? Light bulbs? Threaded rod? Phone cases?

Posted by andrewt 5 years ago


Laser ohm resistor project question

So I am doing a big modifiction of Kipkay's burning laser project. I am making it into a gun, and the only resistor I can find is a 4.7. Will that do? I have a 5mw module like his, and a 250mw 650nm laser diode. Also I am going to use two C-batteries, so its 12volts total. 

Posted by thedonquixotic 8 years ago


Job opening at MIT working on wireless sensors

Thought I'd pass this along in case there are electronic hackers looking for a job. Unfortunately, you need at least a master's degree.Post Doctoral Associate or Research ScientistMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MAIndividual will work under the auspices of the House-n Research Group to contribute to the development of a hardware and software system that will measure physical activity type, intensity, and location in very large populations of adults using ordinary mobile phones (see http://web.mit.edu/wockets). Responsibilities will include developing and field testing wireless accelerometer technology that sends data to mobile phones, extending past work at MIT, developing housing for those wireless sensors so they meet a set of design constraints identified by prior research and so they can be easily produced in prototype and larger quantities, writing academic papers on the design and use of the technology for healthcare with colleagues at MIT and Stanford, fostering an open-source community of developers to use and extend the technology, and collaborating with other researchers working on developing technologies for the NIH's Exposure Biology Program. The appointment will be for one-year. Minimum Qualifications:An M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering (or closely related subject), with expertise in embedded systems design (hardware) and RF design (e.g. Bluetooth or any other RF protocols used in sensor networks). Microcontroller programming and knowledge of interfacing microcontrollers to analog and digital sensors is required. The candidate must possess 1-2 years of research or development experience designing, prototyping, testing and debugging electronic circuits, and the candidate must have past experience demonstrating the ability to independently develop wireless sensors from conception to manufacturing to enclosure design. Expertise in rapid prototyping of enclosures, pattern classification algorithm development, and/or ubiquitous computing helpful. Interested candidates should send a cover letter indicating why they are interested in the position and a CV/resume to intille@mit.edu. Please indicate earliest date of availability.

Posted by Vsayuni 9 years ago


PIC & PICAXE Hardware

Hi, I have found these folks that are selling PIC & PICAXE hardware, http://stores.ebay.co.uk/The-Electronics-Hobby-Shop/Genie-PIC-PICAXE-Kits-and-PCBs-/_i.html?_fsub=4724566013&_lns=1&_sid=682369153&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322 Laters!

Posted by davidbraith 4 years ago


Open Source Hardware Requirements NEEDED UPDATE for Compilers

Hi Open Source Hardware is getting talked about in the news a lot. Have you thought about recreating a open source hardware design for the learning process or improve on it? If you have have you gotten frustrated because your design has to be different and very from the previous design because you had to work your way around limited documentation? Can you realy make a improvement if more than one change is made fallowing the scientific method. For example lets look at a recipe: You are going to make a cookie. You will need these ingredients. What are their manufactures , manufacturer part numbers and suppliers? These should have sources on the internet because you are expecting some one to build off of this. You use measurement devices to put the ingredients together in steps. You mention the settings you set the oven and cutters at and how long. 3d printers and electronics I have seen not have the parts list look at the open source electronics designs by DIY Drones or prusa i3 or prusa air 2 printer it does not have a parts list that is orderable for the metal rods.

Posted by josheeg 5 years ago


berg little printer

Hi is anybody hacking these? i would like to get mine working offline,maybe connected to a camera . live slit scan or something like that..

Posted by crazyg 3 years ago


Cloud gaming | Update 15/01

Hello everybody. I need help to carry out my ambitious project a gaming platform in the cloud. if you intereste please contact me. I need help for the development of hardware and software. You can request more information.Contact me

Posted by bellotero69 5 years ago


Open Hardware Toolchain Survey

I'm not sure how many instructables readers/authors identify with the open source community, but what you guys are doing in terms of publicly documenting hardware projects is awesome and makes your perspective especially valuable.  The Open Hardware Toolchain Survey is an attempt to uncover a basic list of user/developer requirements that can be contributed to the documentation discussion and, ultimately, lead to a new generation of collaboration tools.  I would like to personally ask you to take 10-15 minutes to add your perspective and/or pass this request along to anyone you think might be interested. The compiled results of the survey will be made available and will also be used at the OSHWA's DocJam. Not sure if I can post links but you can just google "wareium survey" and it will be right at the top. Matthew Maier

Posted by printthat 5 years ago


Arduino Hardware

Hi, I have found these folks selling hardware for the Arduino, http://stores.ebay.co.uk/The-Electronics-Hobby-Shop/Atmel-Arduino-Kits-and-PCBs-/_i.html?_fsub=4724563013&_lns=1&_sid=682369153&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322 Laters!

Posted by davidbraith 4 years ago


TCPIP Hardware chip & network attatck

Hi everyone.... I like ethernet related project with Arduino and Arduino Ethernet shield.  So now I want to open you a network relate problem. As you know or not Arduino Ethernet shield is made from TCPIP Hardware chip (W5100 of Wiznet Company) and other component. Recently I heard that TCPIP Hardware stack (with Hardware chip) is more stronger than S/W stack from networking attack such as flooding, spoofing and so on. But I want to know technical basis why Hardware tcpip chip is "Unattackable" from networking attack. If there is a anyone have a knowledge about networking via internet... please share your knowldege or your thinking.

Posted by iam_maker_leo 3 years ago


About making Single Board Computers...

Hi guys! I just wondered how can I make a custom Single Board Computer... I am interested to make a custom 8 bit AVR SBC and 32 bit ARM SBC (Must I learn even with the 16 bit architecture?) in a cheap way and without the aid of Raspberry Pi and Arduino. I have these questions: - There is any book or else about learn making Single Board Computers? - Where can I find the components for the board? - I can program and I know a few of many languages (C,C++,Python,Javascript,HTML5,CSS,PHP,MySql). Must I make an OS for everything for make my board work or I can make a "bootable software" (like a MP3 player)? And again,there is a book or else for learn this? Thank you for your time!

Posted by MichaelP170 2 years ago


Solve any computer hardware problem

Solve any computer hardware problem Hi, I am sandip golani a Chip-Level Engineer, Engaged in repairing of computer and paripherals since last 20 years. I am also imparting chip-level training. If you have any problem related to computer hardware or chip level repair work feel free to mail me. my website is www.compudrivesystem.com visit and mail me the feedback. thanks Sandip Golani

Posted by sandipgolani 11 years ago


Big ad for ace hardware on the top of the page?

Hey... when did that get there? How long will it be there for? I liked it better when it wasn't there.

Posted by kcls 8 years ago


Taking an Open-Source Approach to Hardware - Instructables in the WSJ

The Instructables Arduino contest gets a mention in the Wall Street Journal's Taking an Open-Source Approach to Hardware. Open-source hardware applies the same idea to physical things. There are a number of recent open-source hardware initiatives, including the Chumby, a clock-radio sized device that runs software "widgets" to display the weather or stream music, and Bug, a system of snap-together modules that can be used to make a variety of computing devices. So far, the Arduino has been the most successful. In the space of an hour, a layman can make it blink an LED, run a motor or send a temperature reading to a computer monitor. With a little practice, people have been able to do much more. Using Arduino hardware, tinkerers have recently created everything from a word clock to a radio-controlled lawnmower for a contest hosted by the Web site Instructables.com. More news and press about Instructables here.

Posted by ewilhelm 8 years ago


Electronic/Electrical Pinouts

. Pinouts.ru has pinout diagrams for just about everything.. From their home page: "We are collecting information about hardware interfaces of modern and obsolete hardware, including pinouts of ports, expansion slots, and other connectors of computers and different digital devices. This information is essential for everyone who wants to analyze insights of modern computer hardware, explore ways it's works, design devices with computer connection."

Posted by NachoMahma 10 years ago


Classic tracks played on classic hardware

I saw this version of House of the Rising Sun blogged on Laughing Squid, and thought of you (all)... A couple of years ago, the same chap created Bohemian Rhapsody:

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago


Master thesis Open Source Hardware-Arduino products

Hi everyone, I am an Italian student graduating at Bocconi University, writing a final thesis about Open Source Hardware opportunities for users’ innovation - with a special focus on Arduino-based projects. Consequently, I am collecting the experiences of users who developed AND commercialized their projects based on Open Source Hardware (Arduino and/or similar).Therefore, if you want to learn more about my research, and you wish to collaborate with me for a short interview by email or by phone/Skype, please do not hesitate to contact me at remo.a [at] studbocconi.it Of course, at the end of my research - if you will find it interesting - I will be more than welcome to send the outcome to you, given that some results may help you to develop your business. I really hope to find some of you available to collaborate in my academic research. Thanks, Remo

Posted by remogiovanni 7 years ago


UK members : Open Source Hardware Camp 2012

Http://oshug.org/event/oshcamp2012 In the north of England a day of talks, and a day of workshops relateed to Android ADK, Raspberry Pi (got mine, doesn't work yet...), Arduino, 3d printing etc etc. 10 quid a ticket.

Posted by steveastrouk 6 years ago


Hardcore Hardware Hacking weekend in London

Just wanted to drop you guys a line about a workshop that i'm putting together on the 21-22nd of July in London for advanced Arduino users :)Lead by Massimo Banzi (Founder of Tinker.it) and Matt Biddulph (CTO of web startup Dopplr.com), they will be helping advanced Arduino users put together self-directed projects over the course of 2 days. We'll be giving out the latest tinkering tools, thanks to tinker.it and we have the pleasure of having Moritz Waldemeyer come by on the Sunday to present his work in hardware hacking and micro-controllers.I hope you'll come and join us, if you can't , we'll also be having drinks at a nearby pub on the Saturday evening.You can go find all the details on the workshop site : http://tinkerit.eventwax.com/h3-hardcore-hardware-hackingJoin us!

Posted by designswarm 11 years ago


Searching for Hardware

I'm desperately seeking hardware for a set of stilts I'm making.  I *need* certain weight grades, etc and am having trouble finding anywhere (online or in the real world) that gives me sufficient information on their products to be sure that what I'm purchasing won't let me down at a crucial moment, like when I'm surrounded by kids and might injure myself or them if I fall. I have looked on several websites (like McMaster-carr) and just can't find the info I need.  Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

Posted by dirtfaery 5 years ago


Hardware/software for indoor digital signage?

Hi, What I would like to build is a digital signage kiosk. I am using a 32" LCD display and wood for the housing but I can't figure out in which direction to go regarding the hardware/software which would breath life in this stuff. Room is not a problem inside the housing, so I could go mini or a normal pc, x64 or ARM. The interface would be rendered in HTML (+java script for animation), which would contain some short (1-2 minute) video clips, but overall the requirements are not that big. So here comes the software decision: windows or android??? Android with smaller lighter (energy saving) hardware or the ARM powered Raspberry Pi is tempting, but maybe in the future I would incorporate touch capabilities which may need a more sophisticated hardware...I am confused, which way to go???? Regards, vedtam

Posted by vedtam 5 years ago


Orthopedic Hardware

My mother is having her screws and plates removed from her shattered ankle, and I really want to turn them into something beautiful that she can keep forever. Does anyone have ideas for creative uses of these implants? I've been searching the internet for ideas, but no one seems to do something with these (or at least they don't write about it). 

Posted by mljones 8 years ago


XP pro hardware drivers: library, cache for system when detecting new hardware

Where in the XP Pro OS (operating system) can place all the drivers needed when plug and play starts detecting new hardware? Background: I am currently overseas and the home computer my wife normally uses has crapped out on her. She sent me the HDD (hard disk drive) and I will install XP Pro along with all the applications, but this time will create an image onto the hard drive so she can recover if she needs to (Acronis Image). I was lucky enough to run a driver program that picked up all my drivers (Ghostdriver? program) before I left home and have the drivers the system will need once I send it back to my wife and she installs it. I believe that some of the hardware drivers are located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers but am not sure if this is the only place or if I can just "drop" my copy of drivers into this and have the system pick them up as it "discovers" it's new hardware. I do realize that she may have to reactivate the Microsoft XP Pro license and she can handle that (we also do have a legit copy of WXPPro). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, TJ I am glad I asked, I did not think about the the possible driver conflicts. I will try both the CD and Driver Magician. Thanks!

Posted by wil75son 10 years ago


How to make gadgets ?

I want to know how to make gadgets like iphone (touch screen things), mobiles like nokia nseries, etc. Which course i need to study to make gadget's (especially touch screen tech's) hardware and software ?, I saw Chinese people make duplicate ipod's mp4 players..etc including hardware and software. how do they do it ?

Posted by milans 10 years ago


Where would you host a collaborative, open-source electronics project

I have an idea for an open-source electronics project, that would involve some fairly simple hardware and some initially not-too-complicated software. I think it's an idea that could have a significant impact on a lot of people's lives, if it works, and it's a project that would work a lot better if I could attract some collaborative help. Now if this were a software-only project, I'd look at creating a public repository on github, but since there's a hardware aspect, I'm not so sure that'd work. Does anyone know of a free project hosting site that's oriented towards electronics hardware, that includes blogging and forum functionality?

Posted by jdege 4 years ago


Adafruit's biggest sale of the year - free stuff and discount!

Free stuff + 10% off, use code blackfriday http://www.adafruit.com/free free ups ground $75 or more free pcb ruler $99 or more free trinket 5v $250 or more free raspberry pi $350 ore more for bitcoin black friday (http://www.bitcoinblackfriday.com/) also doing 10% off for bitcoin customers, code is bitcoinblackfriday http://www.adafruit.com/bitcoin cheers! adafruit!

Posted by adafruit 4 years ago


Your ideas in print (or type or pixels)!

The scholarship contest isn't over yet, but some of your ideas are getting people interested. Check it out at Tom's Hardware!

Posted by jeffreyf 11 years ago


Need Places With Free Recycled Computer Hardware

I recently got a job with a non-profit organization to build computers to place in the hands of families who have students and cannot afford computers. Our problem is that we have run out of computer parts that actually work. Does anyone know of any places that will ship parts for free (we may be able to pay for shipping) to northwest Ohio? Its mostly IDE and PATA drives and PSU's and DDR ram we need.

Posted by REA 6 years ago


Digital Shower

I am planning and researching ideas on creating a DIY digital shower system.  The idea is to have an android device (Tablet, or old galaxy SII phone for now) installed along with an ardruino or some hardware interface to control the plumbing.  I would also like to use the android device for music weather etc. in the shower, but all that is built in. The only puzzle with the android device is getting it to interface with the hardware, and waterproofing it while still keeping the touchscreen functionality.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Posted by mbarndt 6 years ago


Centre drill without a lathe

Can anyone suggest a simple way to accurately drill a hole in the end of a dowel so that it's perfectly centred and parallel to the sides? I want to install hardware in two brush shafts to make a break-down pole that will support a tarp, and will fit in a car boot. If you imagine the brass hardware you see in a snooker cue, you'll get the idea. I could make a jig to hold, and align, the drill and dowel but it's a lot of fuss for a rig I probably won't ever use again.

Posted by barista 2 years ago


User Innovation Talk at Google

This past Monday, Feburary 12th, I gave a talk titled "Getting to Open-Source Hardware" at Eric Von Hippel's MIT Innovation Lab Meeting at Google. Eric's research focuses on user innovation where he has found that users rather than manufacturers are the actual developers of most new products and services. My talk gave a brief introduction to Instructables and then did a case study on the K'Nex guns as a community that is building open-source hardware in much the same way Zeroprestige was before we started Instructables. Check out the PDF of my slides.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


RC Car/truck Lap Timing

I would like to know what people would suggest as to what hardware to use to try to make a wireless RC timing system, Single car use at first but might scale up to race standards? The currently available hardware costs a lot, and is usually to dear for a home user! What it needs is a wireless transpoder in the car/truck (maybe rfid/bluetooth) that when it passes a certain location it updates the time on a counter (usb/bluetooth to laptop/phone, or arduiono based???) Any ideas??? William (Slim19198)

Posted by slim19198 6 years ago


Computer Mod Supplies

Found this great resource for computer mods and mod supplies. They don't really have any hardware, but they have a good deal of water coolers, fans, and even some ridiculous energy drinks....

Posted by natee 11 years ago


Hiding a PS2 inside a PS1 case.

Hello, I have an interesting proposal for you all. I am interested in putting all of the hardware from a PS2 into a PS1 case. I want this for a friend of mine who cannot have a PS2 where he is. Is there anyone who has done this, or has any ideas that would help me? I have been told by one person that the hardware will never fit, but I've seen the crazy things people on here can do, so I thought I ask you all. Thank you

Posted by Uncle 3M TA3 7 years ago


add motherboard stand-offs to an RS enclosure?

I need to connect the board from a PC ATX power supply to a Plastic Radio Shack project enclosure. as a part of my ventilation / grounding scheme I've got the power supply on standard brass motherboard stand-offs. I don't want to connect any hardware through the case, for insulation purposes. I need a good way to hold the stand-offs (and by extension the power supply) sturdily in place... preferably with bits I can get locally (hardware store or RS)... Any Ideas?

Posted by gschoppe 10 years ago


looking for inspiration

I've got two old towers, four spare harddrives, an old handspring treo, old laptop, spare wifi card -- all in various states of non-use. looking for inspiration on what to do with this collection of hardware i'm not using

Posted by eriksays 11 years ago