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Charles Platt - Explaining Electronics

Explaining Electronics

“People think of electronics as a field that changes fast, but the fundamentals don’t change,” said Charles Platt, author of Make: Electronics. “Everything is still made out of transistors; the only difference since 1975 is that the transistors have become smaller! The information in my book is as topical as ever, and it will still […]

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This Functioning Monster 6502 Is a Larger Than Life Version of the Iconic Microchip

This Functioning Monster 6502 Is a Larger Than Life Version of the Iconic Microchip

The Monster 6502 is an incredible homage to the chip that revolutionized home computing.

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Rebuilding Computer History: First Parts of the EDSAC Replica Unveiled

Rebuilding Computer History: First Parts of the EDSAC Replica Unveiled

The EDSAC Replica project aims to rebuild an authentic replica of the original Cambridge University EDSAC machine. The project began in 2011, and they have now unveiled the first working parts of the restored machine.

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Turn an old router into a repeater

Turn an old router into a repeater

I love it when the internet seems to magically anticipate your needs and provides the info you desire. Such was the case today when, just last night, I thought I needed to finally break down and figure out how to seriously boost the wi-fi range in our house (which is too unreliable on the other […]

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Binary birthday wishes

Binary birthday wishes

Windell of Evil Mad Scientist Labs is this many, expressed in a binary candle. He shows you how to make your own. Do you know how old he is? (BTW: I don’t think today is really his birthday, but let’s play along. He *is* 0100010.) Binary Birthday

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Mind Control: Coming Soon To Your PC?

Here’s an hour-long explanation of Emotiv’s mind-computer interface: Here’s a clip of the Prototype This team turning this into a car rage-monitoring system, and here’s a Wired magazine (mini-)review from last issue. We’ve covered this before, but sounds like Emotiv is now finally close to a release. Their developer section is here. Has anybody gotten […]

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