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Thermoelectric Fan Powered by a Candle

Thermoelectric Fan Powered by a Candle: A Thermoelectric generator powered by a tealight. It started as an experiment of how much power I could get from one candle. But I liked the idea and it worked really well so I built this electric-mechanical ornament. I did not use a high temperatur…

CanSat - A Simulation of A Real Satellite - Sponsor - PCBWay

A CanSat is a simulation of a real satellite, integrated within the volume and shape of a soft drink can. The challenge for the students is to fit all the major subsystems found in a satellite, such a...

Building Real-World “Cyberdecks” #cyberpunk « Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers!

Anyone who’s done any reading of cyberpunk literature (especially Gibson’s Sprawl Trilogy and Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash) or played cyberpunk roleplaying games like Cyberpunk 20…

Check around you area for electronic recycling centers. These businesses take electronic equipment from companies and take responsibility for bring the material into the recycling stream.

Harvesting Electronic Components: With stores like Radio Shack disappearing, it is getting hard to find simple electronic components. The web, particularly eBay, has been a great help, but shipping can get costly. Consumer electronics, like VCRs and Microwave Ovens can be a sourc…

Yea I know, you don't believe me. 1/4 mile? Shenanigans. Still reading? Great. The whole thing started when I dropped my friend off for Horse lessons and didn't want to drive all the way home only to drive back to pick her up in an hour and a half. So what did I do? Drove to the closest neighborhood and got on an open WIFI network. [NOTE: Connecting to someone’s WIFI without their permission is illegal in some areas!!!] The network I connected to was a local realtor’s OPEN HOUSE F...

How to Get Wifi From 4 KM or 2.5 Miles Away!!! UPDATED FOR FASTER SPEEDS!!!! : It has been years since I put this post up and I really appreciate all of the input and interest that you all have had in this project! After research and development we have found ways to make this work EVEN BETTER. You know what we need? MORE POW…

RF Sniffer – open gates, cars, and RF remote controlled devices with ease. – Ziggy's of the world

The more I get to play with hardware, the more I get to see how security is lacking or implemented poorly (and I’m being very polite here). This time, I would like to share my 315mhz/434mhz R…

How to Make Cheap Thermal Goggles | Techwalla

Night vision goggles were invented for use by the military. Over the years, they have become popular among law enforcement agencies and hunters. The technology that makes night vision possible is called an infrared image intensifier tube.