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This device sonically uncovers and amplifies the invisible territory of networks

The Network Ensemble makes music out of the Wi-Fi signals that sit between our offline and online experiences. In today’s ever-connected world, we are bombarded with copious amounts of invisible data and signals as they make their way from one handheld device to the next. Knowing that they exist is one thing, but actually acknowledging them is […]

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USB Tester lets you easily monitor the current and voltage of any device

This Hackaday Prize entry will let you know know how much power your project is using. The brainchild of Maker “MobileWill,” the USB Tester was designed as a simple way to monitor the current and voltage of any USB device. The gadget, which also happens to be a recent entry in this year’s Hackaday Prize, works by being inserted in between both a USB device and […]

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HMC Boudicca is a 20-inch-tall, 3D-printed walking mechanized tank

Codename Colossus is a fully 3D-printed, electronic and mechanical toy that is made to order. As recent months have demonstrated, 3D printing is slowly but surely making its way towards the toy industry. Joining the likes of others including Mattel and Disney, Machination Studio has unveiled a 20-inch-tall, electronic mobile tank boasting a retro-futristic military theme. The HMC Boudicca is comprised […]

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Zodiac FX is the world’s smallest OpenFlow SDN switch

Zodiac FX is the first OpenFlow switch designed to sit on your desk, not in a data center. Up until now the power of Software Defined Networking (SDN) was only available to the administrators of large corporate networks like Google and Facebook. However, one Australian company has shrunken those capabilities down to a palm-sized form factor of just 10cm […]

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HamShield turns an Arduino into a VHF/UHF transceiver

HamShield lets your Arduino communicate with far away people and things using amateur radio bands. Nowadays, ham radio represents a great opportunity for Makers and engineers alike to explore the world around them. Whether it’s text messaging over APRS while backpacking or communicating with the space station as it flies overhead, one Seattle startup is on a mission to enable your […]

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Pyra is the world’s first 3D-printed smart oven

Project Pyra demonstrates the convergence of 3D printing and the Internet of Things. Pyra is the world’s first 3D-printed smart oven. The brainchild of FATHOM, the convection oven combines the versatility of fused deposition modeling with advanced cloud-based intelligence, ultimately defining the convergence of both direct digital manufacturing and the Internet of Things. As you can see from its 45-degree, self-supporting sides, Pyra is not like […]

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This 3D printing robot “draws” furniture and other decor

Galatéa is a robotic arm that can design fully-customiszable furniture on demand. When you think of piecing together your own furniture, IKEA is surely the first brand that comes to mind. However, instead of having to assemble it all by hand, wouldn’t it be much easier to allow a machine to take care of it for you? That’s the idea behind a recent Kickstarter […]

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This RepRap machine is as self-replicating as a DIY 3D printer can get

This accessible, hackable and customizable RepRap printer features a large 8” x 6” x 6″ build volume. Desktop 3D printers pretty much seem to be a dime a dozen these days. And whereas some Makers would prefer to simply go out and purchase one, others would rather take on the challenge of building their own from scratch. Take Ryan Adams, for example. The Maker […]

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Retrofitting an FM radio with Arduino

Instead of throwing out a defunct radio, this hacker decided to have some fun with an Arduino.  10 years ago, Marcus Jenkins purchased an inexpensive Sunstec RP-S500 FM radio. Left with an obsolete, malfunctioning device, the hacker decided to take its inner workings and convert them into an Arduino FM radio. The radio, which appeared to be something straight out of 1975 and […]

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Ripple Maker uses 3D printing tech to personalize your latte

The Ripple Maker combines hardware and software to stamp an image or message onto your morning latte, cappuccino or any other foam-topped drink.  As any coffee aficionado will admit, there’s something about a barista charming you with a gorgeous piece of art on the foam of your morning latte. Up until now only the most skilled of baristas were able to craft such masterpieces which range from iconic leaves to […]

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