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3D Printed Sculpture of Atlas from Portal 2

PsychoBob recently completed part two of his sculpture of Atlas from Portal 2, with an entirely 3D printed ‘big red button’ base upon which Atlas rests, and an embedded LED circuit powered over USB.

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Vehicular Hacking, From Art Cars to JEEPuters

Vehicular Hacking, From Art Cars to JEEPuters

While DIY automotive projects are nothing new, the options for modifying your vehicle are becoming increasingly diverse and accessible. As the Owner’s Manifesto states, “If you can’t open it, you don’t own it,” and this should apply to your manufactured vehicle as much as any commercial object.

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USB Keyboard Support with the Arduino Uno

USB Keyboard Support with the Arduino Uno

Michael Mitchel recently shared his tutorial on how to use DFU Programmer to update the firmware on the Atmega8U2, which, according to the Arduino documentation, “acts as a bridge between the computer’s USB port and the main processor’s serial port” on the Uno.

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Automated Turntable Photography System

Automated Turntable Photography System

Muris sent us a link to his homemade all-in-one turntable/intervalometer for taking 360 degree object photographs automatically. The system runs from a PC, running an interface program Muris wrote himself, through a single USB port. Both turntable position and camera shutter are automatically controlled.

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Cryptex Flash Drive

Cryptex Flash Drive

Add a layer of physical security to your USB drive data with this beautifully designed and machined thumb drive inside a cryptex-style combination lock cylinder, from Russian Steampunk enthusiast Tarator.

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How-To: USB Reddit Upvote Button

How-To: USB Reddit Upvote Button

Chris from The New Hobbyist created this nice 3D printed USB peripheral which lets him easily vote on Reddit stories. Based on The Awesome Button project, Chris’s button sends USB keyboard commands from a Teensy USB to the Reddit Enhancement Suite, a browser extension for Redditors. If you want to make your own, Chris has […]

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Ding! You’ve Got a USB Desk Bell

Ding! You’ve Got a USB Desk Bell

If you like having lots of bells and whistles attached to your computer, we’ve got you at least partially covered here. Using a microcontroller and a homemade solenoid inside a desk bell, Instructables user Meseta walks you through how to create a USB-based dinging notification system. The bell can be used to notify you of […]

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