Tag Archives: circuit

Following Target, Best Buy Gets New Gift Cards

Target must be pissed. The company approaches the holidays with new gift cards that have a built-in 1.2-megapixel digital camera and what does its competitor, Best Buy, do? Best Buy tries a different route with gift cards that have speakers built in to them. While not nearly as cool as Target’s concept, Best Buy has gotten this far by offering ...

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DIY: UV Oven For Exposing PCBs

Here’s an easy way to turn an Ikea dresser into an ulta-violet oven used for exposing printed circuit boards. Blogger Aris gutted the drawers and mounted the top with an array of 35 ultra-violet LEDs that are powered by an HP printer transformer with a 1A/37V output. That’s a heck of a lot of power. What resulted were some nice ...

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Free Microsoft Points With 360 Purchase

Just a quick tip for those of you out there in need of an Xbox 360. You may want to consider hitting up the infamous Circuit City for your console, as the big box retailer seems to be feeling more generous as of late. For each Xbox 360 you pick up post price-cut, you’ll get a card worth 1600 Microsoft ...

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Hungry For DIY? Grab Some Breadboard

When you can’t afford a real breadboard for prototyping, you might as well turn to the next best thing: a piece of toast. Yes. This gentlemen embedded a circuit of LEDs inside a slice of bread and the end result is simply delicious. The difference between shoving your circuit inside a piece of bread and this project is that the ...

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Oscillator Cufflinks Won’t Get You Laid

Looking stylish with those cufflinks made from electronic oscillators. Yes, those are real 25 MHz oscillators that’ll keep your sleeves looking nerdy for just $10. Etsy member digiBling hand-makes all of her electronic-inspired jewelry that’s guaranteed not to get you laid. Maybe you could interface these with your Arduino or something? You could have some sort of crazy Arduino top-hat ...

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DIY: USB Missile Launcher

Pesky trespassers, beware! This USB missile launcher is outfitted with a radar that picks up enemy movement in its field of vision. The instructions to make one are provided with a circuit board layout and a free download of the C# code to run it. Just plug this missile launcher into your PC and you’ll be scanning for Charlies in ...

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DIY: Game Boy Floppy Drive

Have you ever wanted to add a floppy drive to your Nintendo Game Boy in order to read ROM files for all of your games? Neither have I, considering you can just download an emulator. Regardless, a French author has posted everything (even circuit diagrams) you’ll need to turn your portable gaming system into a cumbersome mess of wires. Sure, ...

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Lego Johnny Five Lacks Emotions

Anyone who grew up in the ’80s remembers Johnny Five of Short Circuit. The perfect killing machine with absolutely no desire to kill after having disbanded its deadly laser beam weaponry in favor of a pocket knife. Yea, Johnny Five’s a robo-boy scout but his redeeming quality is his vast knowledge of pop-culture. As tribute to the friendliest librarian robot ...

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