Category: Techno Babble

Babbling ’bout tech

Tech At Home Winners Who Made the Best of their Quarantine

Back in April we challenged hackers to make the best of a tough situation by spending their time in isolation building with what they had laying around the shop. The…

Tensile Testing Machine Takes 3D Printed Parts to the Breaking Point

If you’re serious about engineering the things you build, you need to know the limits of the materials you’re working with. One of important way to characterize materials is to…
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The Wikipedia War That Shows How Ugly This Election Will Be

At 4:14 p.m. Delaware time Tuesday, Joe Biden’s campaign sent out a mass text message announcing the presumptive Democratic nominee’s choice for vice president: Senator Kamala Harris of California. Four…
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Scratch Build of This Tiny RC Car is a Handmade Fabrication Masterpiece

Tiny remote control cars burst onto the scene from time to time, often sold from mall kiosks and covered in garish stickers. However, sometimes it’s more fun to build than…
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The Return of Anonymous

At the end of May, as protests against the police killing of George Floyd got under way, reports started to circulate that the shadowy hacker group Anonymous was back. The…
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Folding Raspberry Pi Enclosure Prints in One Piece, No Screws in Sight

[jcprintnplay] has challenged himself to making Raspberry Pi cases in different ways, and his Fold-a-Pi enclosure tries for a “less is more” approach while also leveraging the strong points of…
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The Weather Station at the Top of the World

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…
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Recreating Early Apple Mice For the Modern Era

At a time when practical graphical user interfaces were only just becoming a reality on desktop computers, Apple took a leap of faith and released one of the first commercially…
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Why Buy The Newer Model, When You Can Just Replicate Its User Interface?

Every now and then, along comes an awesome hack from years past that we missed at the time. We kick ourselves for somehow missing such amazing work, and since it’s…
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Odyssey Is A x86 Computer Packing An Arduino Along For The Trip

We love the simplicity of Arduino for focused tasks, we love how Raspberry Pi GPIO pins open a doorway to a wide world of peripherals, and we love the software…