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display case idea for hotweels type toy car

display case idea for hotweels type toy car

Die Cast Toy Jeep Wrangler JK DIsplay Case

i put together a neat (IMO) little display case for my scale die cast toy Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (JKU) … continue reading  ⇨

i finally designed & built a custom mechanical keyboard this year (open hardware/software made it easy)

i finally designed & built a custom mechanical keyboard this year (open hardware/software made it easy)

i’ve been meaning to build a fully custom mechanical keyboard for a long time… though not a completely from-scratch KB, this project was a few notches above just assembling a kit. … continue reading  ⇨

pimp my Jeep: integrated rear-screen projector for movies at camp

pimp my Jeep: integrated rear-screen projector for movies at camp

with a working Android tablet based carputer now in place (mp3car worklog here…), i turned to a completely superfluous project – a fully integrated rear-screen projection system for watching movies around camp. why? well why not! i do these type of projects simply because i enjoy fabricating and hacking on things. i do expect to use the system …

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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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