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General use, very useful for bench testing, power battery chargers and testing of prototype robots.
This project involves adaptation an ATX power supply for computer, often found in junk or very cheap cost, but offering an excellent power supply with standard … Read more
Regulates Voltage from 12V to 5V
One day every geek finishes something every other geek finished too: Hack a Mint Tin. Here is a voltage regulator that is hacked into a Mint Tin. In goes 12V, out … Read more

Lcd hack

I recently found this thing

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a lcd display from an old tensiometer.

It's nice an I wondered how could I hack it, since I have no datasheet and since the cables are really small:

and very hard to solder.

Could anyone help with this?

This is my MIT acceptance tube hack. MIT asked us to hack our tubes, and so I did. "What does it do?" I am glad you asked! It falls over when something walks in … Read more

TITAN robot

This project is HUGE. Lets start form the begining, I am a university student and for my final project I wanted to do a big robot, that is untill I found out that the university picks a group of projects and you choose one, so I've decided to make it anyway. 

UPDATE: New post has me controlling servos with my arms!!! check it out at my blog

Plugs into the accessory port of the bigtrak Jr, and lights up when you tell the Big Trak Jr to output
This is my very quick hack for my brand new Big Trak Jr. The Big Trak Jr could be an awesome platform for hacking. At $24.99 +pp from thinkgeek, you can't go … Read more
Turns on and off whatever you connect to it
There are already some great projects on the internet about hacking home automation systems, but what I wanted to do was to control my plugs creatively. Thats why … Read more

Messing with the Picaxe editor help menu

When researching the exact connections on my 28x1 projectboard, I scowered my directory C:\Program Files\Programming Editor\datasheets\ and found user.txt.

And guess what? It lets you change the help menu in your editor.

picaxe_userhelp_rtfm.gif

That fourth option was not there before! All that was needed was one extra line in the textfile:
PCB hackers need to Read this F*****g Manual now!=c:\Program Files\Programming Editor\datasheets\axe001_pcb.pdf

messing with the motor outs (A and B)

Just a thought:

(lets call the four motor outputs A1, A2, B1 and B2)

What would happened if I connected a GM10 (with the original spring still attached) between B2 and A2? Like in the illustration below

motorhead.jpg

I was hoping to achieve the following:

Robot

Im off to buy An RC car to create a robot first basic things (pre defined movement) then logic

 

Im will use an arduino Duemilanove