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OAK Vision Modules Help You See The Forest And The Trees

3 hours 6 minutes ago

OpenCV is an open source library of computer vision algorithms, its power and flexibility made many machine vision projects possible. But even with code highly optimized for maximum performance, we always wish for more. Which is why our ears perk up whenever we hear about a hardware accelerated vision module, …read more

Roger Cheng

Tune Into the Bonnaroo That No One Gets to Go To

6 hours 6 minutes ago

Just like everything else in 2020, the four-day, multi-stage festival of music and art known as Bonnaroo has been cancelled. This would have been [Guy Dupont]’s fifth year making the journey to Tennessee with his friend. Since they couldn’t go, [Guy] decided to build an interactive Bonnaroo mix tape into …read more

Kristina Panos

Print With Plasma!

12 hours 6 minutes ago

Over the years there have been a variety of methods for a computer to commit its thoughts to paper. Be it a daisy wheel, a dot matrix, a laser, or an inkjet, we’ve all cursed at a recalcitrant printer. There’s another type of printer that maybe we don’t think of …read more

Jenny List

Wood-Fired Hot Tub For The End Of The World

15 hours 6 minutes ago

It’s one of the idyls of our age, to imagine oneself lounging in a hot tub watching a golden sunset, glass of wine in hand and the love of your life at your side. Along the way though it’s one that’s become diverted from the original, instead of a Scandinavian …read more

Jenny List

Vintage Gauges Turned Classy Weather Display

18 hours 7 minutes ago

It’s always good to see old hardware saved from the junk pile, especially when the end result is as impressive as this analog gauge weather display put together by [Build Comics]. It ended up being a truly multidisciplinary project, combing not only restoration work and modern microcontroller trickery, but a …read more

Tom Nardi

A Shell? A Programming Language? Relax! It’s Both!

21 hours 7 minutes ago

Every time we publish a Linux hack that uses a shell script, someone will chime in about how awful it is to program shell scripts. While we like the ubiquity and efficiency, we can’t disagree that the shell is a bit of a hack itself. [Axel Lijencrantz] wants to change …read more

Al Williams

DIY HID, OMG!

1 day ago

William English, one of the creators of the mouse back in the 60s, passed away last week. And that got me thinking of how amazing it would have been to be in the place that was inventing what would become modern computing interfaces. What a special time! Of course, they …read more

Elliot Williams

An Amiga Sampler 30 Years Later

1 day 6 hours ago

There was a magic moment for a few years around the end of the 1980s, when home computers were better than professional ones. That’s a mighty grand pronouncement, but it refers to the crop of 16-bit home computers that genuinely were far better than nearly all PCs at the time …read more

Jenny List

Self-Contained Tape Loader For the ZX Spectrum

1 day 9 hours ago

While these days we’re blessed with the magic of always-on internet connections and cloud services, back in the day software was delivered on physical media. Some of the most reviled media were data tapes, much maligned for their glacial loading times. However, the tangibility did give them some charm, and …read more

Lewin Day

Virtual Software Defined Radio

1 day 12 hours ago

Software defined radio or SDR has changed the radio landscape forever. But to use one you need to buy some kind of hardware right? Maybe not. As [Tech Minds] shows in a recent video there are plenty of SDRs publically available on the Internet. We know that isn’t news, but …read more

Al Williams

Tired of Regular Keebs? Might Be Time to Split

1 day 15 hours ago

No matter how much geek cred your old vintage keyboard pulls, it’s not worth suffering through wrist pain or any other discomfort while using it. Especially now, when there are so many points of entry into the rabbit hole world of DIY mechanical keebs.

Once the wrist pain started, [Ben …read more

Kristina Panos

HAWT Wind Turbine Is Mostly 3D Printed

1 day 18 hours ago

Wind turbines are a great source of renewable energy, and a great DIY project, too. They can be built with all kinds of materials and the barrier for entry is low for the beginner. [Fab] has built just such a device, taking advantage of modern construction techniques, and dubbed it …read more

Lewin Day

Lightning Analysis With Your SDR

2 days 6 hours ago

Perhaps it’s just one of those things adults dream up to entertain their children, but were you ever told to count slowly the time between seeing a lightning flash and hearing the rumble of thunder? The idea was that the count would tell you how far away the storm was, …read more

Jenny List
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