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Freaklabs’ Akiba Visits Dharamsala, India

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Expatriate hacker Chris “Akiba” Wang of Tokyo recently participated in a cool opportunity to deploy a sensor network in Dharamsala, India. I got an email from Marco at the International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. He’s part of UNESCO and we’re working together on a weather monitoring project.... Read more »

Mint-Tin Software Defined Radio

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Steve, AKA Flickr user 3dking, built this mint-tin, PCB-less(!) SDR upverter, which switches your software-controlled Ham radio from VHF to HF. I built another up-converter, this time in to an Altoids tin and stuck a low quality label on the tin lid. This version includes the switching relay to connect... Read more »

Mod a Mini Rover with Weekend Projects

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Combine a remote-controlled (R/C) vehicle with some surveillance equipment to create your own terrestrial rover. Turn your rover into a game, explore the neighborhood, or challenge a friend to a real-world race over wireless video! Read more »

Everyone’s the DJ with Autonomous Interactive Radio


Reid Bingham and Sean McIntyre, the duo behind Double One Design, created Autonomous Interactive Radio (AIR for short). It’s a Raspberry Pi-based DJ system which accepts MP3 files via email and enqueues them to be played out through the audio output. The project was their work for Interactivos, a ten... Read more »