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The Cylon Jack-O’-Lantern

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Glen A. Larson could be considered an American hero. He is the television producer responsible for bringing such gems as Battlestar Galactica and Knight Rider to the small screen. The Larson Scanner, named in his honor, can be used for your costume, bike, R/C car, case mod, or — as... Read more »

One-Ton Linear Servo

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RC hobby servomotors were just made for hacking. What’s not obvious is how much you can hack them — with a few tricks, you can use a servo to control almost anything. Hobby servos consist of a DC gear motor, a potentiometer (usually 5K), and a control circuit. The output... Read more »