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Beat Bearing Sequencer

Posted by squirreling on January 16, 2008

BeatBearing project, plays kick, snare, hi-hat, and cowbell according to which hole the ball bearing is in.  Just a really cool project.  🙂

http://www.sarc.qub.ac.uk/~pbennett/projects.htm 

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Mona Lisa is…

Posted by squirreling on January 15, 2008

Lisa del Giocondo according to Leonardo da Vinci’s Roman philosopher friend, Cicero.  Discovered by Armin Schlechter of Germany’s University of Heidelberg.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/01/080115-AP-monalisa.html

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Sparkfun Sinister Magic 8 Ball

Posted by squirreling on January 7, 2008

DIY magic 8 ball built into a Kid Robot Munny

http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/present.php?p=Sinister7

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Circuit Symbols Reference

Posted by squirreling on January 7, 2008

Nice collection of circuit symbols reference guide.

  

http://www.kpsec.freeuk.com/symbol.htm

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Electronic parts sites

Posted by squirreling on January 5, 2008

Places to buy random electronics parts

Action Electronics – sells random surplus items

All Electronics – sells surplus items

Electronics Goldmine – sells random items, $10 minimum order

Trinitronics – looks to be another surplus items store

Jameco – sells wide variety of items

Parts Express – sells lots of parts

JabTech – sells computer parts

SparkFun – sells many electronics kits and parts for DIY hobbyists

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Controlling a LCD Display

Posted by squirreling on January 3, 2008

 Information on controlling a HD44780-based LCD display.

 

http://ouwehand.net/~peter/lcd/lcd.shtml

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How to string a ukulele

Posted by squirreling on January 2, 2008

How to string a ukulele

http://www.ukuleleworld.com/string_uke.jpg

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Amazon Price Helpers

Posted by squirreling on December 30, 2007

Amazon will refund you the price difference 30 days after you buy an item.  These sites will monitor the price and email you if the price drops lower than you bought it for.

Flamingo World’s price watcher has a nice interface which lets you preview the item after you enter the item number

RefundPlease is another Amazon price watcher.  The site claims to be working on compatibility with other sites, so keep your eye on this.

Webgadgets will show you a graph history of the prices on Amazon, as well as listing entire Amazon wishlists.  Price histories are better for more popular items since the prices seem to be tracked whenever someone views the graph for the item.  Also offers rss feeds for item prices.

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PS3 Hacking Sites

Posted by squirreling on December 30, 2007

List of sites with ps3 hacking news / forums

http://www.ps3hax.net/forums.php

http://forums.qj.net/f-ps3-hacks-exploits-and-homebrew-282.html/

http://www.ps3-hacks.com/forums/

http://forums.ps2dev.org/viewforum.php?f=25

http://www.ps3news.com/

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Tensegrity

Posted by squirreling on December 29, 2007

 Straw and rubberband tensegrity structure

 

http://georgehart.com/virtual-polyhedra/straw-tensegrity.html 

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