Ultimate Arduino Handbook for Neurohackers article tipped that Ultimate Arduino Handbook creator, Mark Maffei has has published a 200 page book under a Creative Commons BY SA license via the Internet Archive. Download Ultimate Arduino Handbook Neurohackers Edition v1.0 to see yourself what interesting stuff it has in it. The book covers entire spectrum of Arduino awesomeness, with a

Soldering iron videos

I have earlier posted about soldering irons. Here is a continuation to it with a set of interesting soldering iron tear-down and DIY videos from YouTube. Inside the cheapest soldering iron on ebay. How To Make a MINI USB Power Soldering Iron Hot! Hot! Hot! Weller ROBUST Soldering Gun, BEB #21 Homemade Soldering Gun How

Fiber optic termination and splicing

We terminate fiber optic cable two ways – with connectors that can mate two fibers to create a temporary joint and/or connect the fiber to a piece of network gear or with splices which create a permanent joint between the two fibers. According to Which field-termination method best fits your fiber-optic LAN? article over the

DIY optical power meter with SFP module and Arduino idea

Fifer optics power meter is an important tool for debugging fiber optics networks. I have earlier tested a cheap commercial fiber optic power meter a at Fiber optics power meter posting. Hardware hackers ares famous for building their own test equipment. The basic operation of optical power meter is quite simple: take a suitable detector,

Lessons for getting started with DIY IoT home automation | We live in an exciting time. Everyday more things become Internet-connected things. They have sensors and can communicate with other things, and help us perform tasks like never before. Especially at home. Home automation is made possible by amaetuer developers and tinkers because the price of microcontrollers with the ability to talk over a network continue to drop.

People Are Using Old Laptop Batteries to Build Their Own Versions of Tesla’s Powerwall Tesla’s Powerwall was intended to provide a convenient way for homeowners to store electricity for future use, such as when the power goes out. But with a $5,500 price tag, they haven’t been affordable for many consumers.  Some who had been interested in the tech, however, decided to try to make their own: constructed their own powerwalls by utilizing

Tiny AI Devices Invade the Maker Movement It is no secret that AI is among the top growth areas in technology today. Interest Deep Learning has caused an explosion of industry investment into software such as Facebook’s Caffe2 and Google’s TensorFlow frameworks. There is the theme of providing small edge devices with more intelligence has grown stronger. More and more inventive developers and teams seem to

Home reflow sees the light | EDN There are lots of claim to be workable solutions out there to reflowing boards at home – mostly involving kitchen appliances like toaster ovens and various sorts of hot plates and skillets. An interesting approach by David Sanz Kirbis uses a halogen shop or flood light as heat source and enclosure.   More info: David’s project write-up Controller