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Binary Watch | Njneer's Log

Binary Watch | Njneer's Log | Digital Electronics & DIY | Scoop.it

I used to get the feeling that it wasn’t obvious enough that I really enjoy working with embedded systems.  I decided to change that by designing a binary timepiece that is portable, easy to use, has long battery life, and has a very barebones “circuits and components” feel to it. 

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A FPGA controlled RGB LED MATRIX for Incredible Effects – the Software

A FPGA controlled RGB LED MATRIX for Incredible Effects – the Software | Digital Electronics & DIY | Scoop.it
  A dot matrix RGB LED graphic panel, managed by an FPGA-based controller board presented in a previous post that may be separately used as a demoboard.
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Taking the Leap Off Board: An Introduction to I2C Over Long Wires

Taking the Leap Off Board: An Introduction to I2C Over Long Wires | Digital Electronics & DIY | Scoop.it
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="229"] prototyping starts here, but we're in danger when projects finish with this sort of wiring[/caption]

If you're reading these pages, odds are good tha
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33C3: Hunz Deconstructs the Amazon Dash Button

33C3: Hunz Deconstructs the Amazon Dash Button | Digital Electronics & DIY | Scoop.it
The Amazon Dash button is now in its second hardware revision, and in a talk at the 33rd Chaos Communications Congress, [Hunz] not only tears it apart and illuminates the differences with the firs
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Teardown Tuesday: Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Camera

Teardown Tuesday: Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Camera | Digital Electronics & DIY | Scoop.it
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 camera has a surprisingly complete electronic control board. This teardown looks inside.
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PCB Design Guidelines to Minimize RF Transmissions

PCB Design Guidelines to Minimize RF Transmissions | Digital Electronics & DIY | Scoop.it
There are certain design guidelines for PCBs that don't make a lot of sense, and practices that seem excessive and unnecessary. Often these are motivated by the black magic that is RF transmission
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Build Your Own LED Photography Ring Light

LED ring flashes and lights can be a valuable tool for photographers. In this tutorial, we are going to build our own ring light out of LEDs!
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Need Timing Diagrams? Try Wavedrom

Need Timing Diagrams? Try Wavedrom | Digital Electronics & DIY | Scoop.it
When working with anything digital, you're going to end up reading or writing a timing diagram before long. For us, that's meant keeping (text) notes, drawing something on a napkin, or using a too
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Quick Tip: Tracing PCB Tracks with an Aluminum Finger | Make:

Quick Tip: Tracing PCB Tracks with an Aluminum Finger | Make: | Digital Electronics & DIY | Scoop.it
A a quick and easy way of tracing connections on a printed circuit board.
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App note: Application precautions: Power MOSFET application notes « Dangerous Prototypes

App note: Application precautions: Power MOSFET application notes « Dangerous Prototypes | Digital Electronics & DIY | Scoop.it
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How To Add More Games to the NES Classic

How To Add More Games to the NES Classic | Digital Electronics & DIY | Scoop.it
The hype around the NES Classic in 2016 was huge, and as expected, units are already selling for excessively high prices on eBay. The console shipped with 30 games pre-installed, primaril
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FPGA Computer Covers A to Z

FPGA Computer Covers A to Z | Digital Electronics & DIY | Scoop.it
[F4HDK] calls his new computer A2Z because he built everything from scratch (literally, from A to Z). Well, strictly speaking, he did start with an FPGA, but you have to have some foundation. Th
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Anatomy Of A Digital Broadcast Radio System

Anatomy Of A Digital Broadcast Radio System | Digital Electronics & DIY | Scoop.it
What does a Hackaday writer do when a couple of days after Christmas she's having a beer or two with a long-term friend from her university days who's made a career in the technical side of digita
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A FPGA controlled RGB LED MATRIX for Incredible Effects – the Hardware

A FPGA controlled RGB LED MATRIX for Incredible Effects – the Hardware | Digital Electronics & DIY | Scoop.it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlU2S6_yW0w A dot matrix RGB LED graphic panel, managed by a FPGA-based controller board that may be separately used as a
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kitnic.it

kitnic.it | Digital Electronics & DIY | Scoop.it
Kitnic is a registry of open hardware electronics projects that are ready for you to order and build. Click on any project to get further info, download the Gerbers and see the bill of materials.

To quickly purchase the parts from various retailers you should install the 1-click BOM extension. It's pretty useful on it's own too and can be used on other sites. Read more about it here.
Help build an open hardware repository of useful electronics projects! Submit your own project to have it listed here. Follow Kitnic on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Hackaday.io or GitHub to get updates as we progress and add content.
We are giving away free PCB manufacturing vouchers with Dangerous Prototypes for the first 20 projects that register. Current status: 8/20 left.
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An Introductory Project for Software Defined Radio

An Introductory Project for Software Defined Radio | Digital Electronics & DIY | Scoop.it
Learn how to listen to frequencies on the air with nothing more than a USB dongle: first FM radio, then voice signals.
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Fifty Shades of Gray Code

Fifty Shades of Gray Code | Digital Electronics & DIY | Scoop.it
Some years back, a museum asked me to help them with an exhibit a contractor had built for them. It was a wheel like the one on Wheel of Fortune, but smaller and mounted on the wall instead of th
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An open source Rain Sensor and controller

An open source Rain Sensor and controller | Digital Electronics & DIY | Scoop.it
  Designed to be coupled to an irrigation controller, a weather station or motorized curtains and rolling shutters, it shuts down a relay when rain is
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Optimizing Linux for Slow Computers | AkitaOnRails.com

Optimizing Linux for Slow Computers | AkitaOnRails.com | Digital Electronics & DIY | Scoop.it
I've been researching a lot about Linux on the Desktop these days as you may see from my posts about Fedora 25 and Arch Linux (recommended!).
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Shmoocon 2017: A Simple Tool For Reverse Engineering RF

Shmoocon 2017: A Simple Tool For Reverse Engineering RF | Digital Electronics & DIY | Scoop.it
Anyone can hack a radio, but that doesn't mean it's easy: there's a lot of mechanics that go into formatting a signal before you can decode the ones and zeros.

At his Shmoocon talk, [Paul Clark
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What is Wire Bonding? | Make:

What is Wire Bonding? | Make: | Digital Electronics & DIY | Scoop.it
We take a look at wire bonding, a method for connecting integrated circuits in semiconductor manufacturing.
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