SparkFun third hand kit – better than a frozen rhesus monkey

SparkFun third hand kit – better than a frozen rhesus monkey

i purchased a SparkFun Third Hand Kit while on a Cyber Monday shopping spree this year. i’m not sure how i ever lived without one!

but what does it do?

it’s a better version of the infamous Helping Hands tool (you know the one that can never articulate just the way you need). useful for holding small parts …

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our new tortoiseshell cat is a bitch princess

our new tortoiseshell cat is a bitch princess

this is Pepper, or Princes Peppers as she has become more commonly called.

she is a tortoiseshell, or tortie for short. apparently torties are known for their tortitude, a fact i wasn’t aware of when we got her! more on that in a moment.

how did we end up with a dirt-colored princess?

my absolute best buddy of 13 years, …

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just make something!

just make something!

the maker/DIY trend isn’t about Arduinos or 3D printers. it’s not about laser cutters and hackerspaces. it’s about creating instead of just consuming.

you don’t have to be an artist or a scientist. many makers/hackers have both strong left and right brain tendencies. you also don’t need to know how to write code or operate a …

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a complete guide to hacking your vehicle bus on the cheap & easy – part 2 (interpreting the data)

a complete guide to hacking your vehicle bus on the cheap & easy – part 2 (interpreting the data)

in part 1 of this series, i covered the basics for how to interface with a vehicle bus using an inexpensive USB or Bluetooth ELM327-based scan tool. in part 2 below, i’ll go over how to actually use that hardware interface to collect and analyze data with the intention of discovering how to interact with …

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