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USB Analyzing Dongle and Set-up

USB Analyzing Dongle and Set-up

While waiting for the results of the 555 contest I decided to give a try at poking on USB device comms.On top of that,having to trouble shoot some kind of PSU failure,I thought that getting a cue on what my keyboard is doing (goes on and off) would show me if it’s hardware’s fault.

First off, to poke in the signals,you …..

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Epson PCB Printer Hack/Mod

Epson PCB Printer Hack/Mod

This is a project that I did a while back that I never really documented for some reason… Well here it is! the modified Epson PCB printer!

So I went to my local Futureshop (Canada FTW!) and picked up the only clearance Epson they had… No need to buy the extended warranty here!

Brand new:

After taking off all “Unnecessary” parts:

I removed the …..

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New feature – Requested Hacks

New feature - Requested Hacks

We have a sweet new feature to announce today. “Requested Hacks” is a place where non-techie people that have an idea for a hack but don’t have the skills to make can post it, and hackers/DIYers can come and find ideas for hacks.

If you want to request hack, go HERE and fill out the form. You do not need to …..

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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 beĀ  life saving device. When …..

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Dual 555 timer Iambic Touchkey Morse Code Signal Generator

Dual 555 timer Iambic Touchkey Morse Code Signal Generator

Well I saw this thing earlier today:

It’s a Vibroplex thing to make morsecode way faster

(20 to 50 WPM). If you push the small red knob it’s gonna send a continuous signal out of the line while on the other side,the oval paddle actuate a pendulum creating a series of shorts signals,or dits. This way,using the oval paddle you can easily …..

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Touchscreen controled Car Suspension

Touchscreen controled Car Suspension

Video of the car toy on youtube

This project is the proof of concept number 3 of the DCC (Direct Control Console) I’ve developped to enable a direct control of Arduino via a serial interface.It is a modified model muscle car equipped with 4 servos to adjust the height of each wheels according to the data received …..

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Digital Caliper Hack/Mod

Digital Caliper Hack/Mod

Digital Caliper Hack on Youtube

While soldering a RJ-11 connector to get the data out I shorted the wires.
Surprisingly,some new letters appeared on the tiny screen.
I’ve uncovered some hidden functions!
Hou-Ray

Here’s the functions:

H – Hold
F – Fast Measurement (screen refresh at each change,way faster)
H M – Hold the further opened you get (could be useful for a momentum apparatus

Here’s a link if …..

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