Posts Tagged ‘fightcube’

Growl and Scream Altoids Prank

Growl and Scream Altoids Prank

I had this idea for a growling and screaming altoids tin based on the 555 timer running in astable mode several days ago, and just today while reading Hackaday I see that Dino from Dinofab.com and Hackaweek.com just built it!  I was like, “sonofa…” but then saw he did not implement it quite the way I had planned, so off …..

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Dumpster Dive for Treasure at ThinkGeek.com!

Dumpster Dive for Treasure at ThinkGeek.com!

The people over at ThinkGeek.com sell some pretty awexome stuff for the Geek in us all!  Obviously, not every product works as expected and some get returned.  ThinkGeek can’t resell it under good conscience, so they end up tossing it!  OH NO!!!  Well after you scale the fence and black out the security cameras, you can literally dive into a …..

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My Greatest Hack Yet

My Greatest Hack Yet

I’ve been exposing my son Malachi to electronics and building things since he was born, and figured it was time to teach him how to solder.  I purchased an electronic kit from a local electronics retailer, Fry’s Electronics.  They sell more electronic components than Radio Shack.  The kit that was selected was the Traffic Light kit… because I thought it …..

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Cradle Swing Motor Controller Modification (Vid Added)

Cradle Swing Motor Controller Modification (Vid Added)

It’s Baaaaaaccccckk…

This swing has had a rough life.  Last week the controls finally had enough, and burned up completely.  This left me with a swing that doesn’t rock. On it’s way out it left me a parting gift, it shorted out my new motor…Sigh.  So now i have set out to “Make it right” and make my own PWM motor …..

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555 Contest Entries (BadWolf)

555 Contest Entries  (BadWolf)

Good day to all!

I hope you worked all month on your 555 projects to meet up the deadline cause here is mine!

Name: Emergency S.O.S. Beacon

Lovely Codename: Bacon Beacon (There’s a story for this,it’s at the complete end of this page ;P )

Category: Utility

What it is (in short):

The Bacon Beacon or BB is meant to be  life saving device. When …..

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MicrOscope!

MicrOscope!

If you haven’t seen it yet and you have a geeky pulse, you are going to flip out when you lay eyes on this!  The new XMEGA Xprotolab from Gabotronics is an amazingly tiny breadboard style mixed signal oscilloscope, packing in 2 analog channels, 8 digital logic inputs, an arbitrary waveform generator and a super high contrast OLED display.  Tons …..

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555 Contest Entries (Jay – FightCube)

555 Contest Entries (Jay - FightCube)

Schematic

Schematic

Update 2:

The 555 board for the cradle swing is finished and installed.  For video proof check out this link:

A schematic is also posted above.

The headphone tube amp is also finished.  the high voltage for the tubes is generated by a 555 in astable mode driving a fet and a custom hand wound transformer. For video proof check out …..

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