Category Archives: HOW-TO

Reverse Shoplifting

Engineers love gadgets. Sometimes, we even anthropomorphize them a bit and get attached to pieces of vintage gear that we don’t really use anymore. The lure of the New And Shiny is strong, yes, but there’s something about the glow … Continue reading

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Homemade Capacitors

Making a working homemade capacitor with mica, aluminum foil, and a 3D printer. Continue reading

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Pointers in BASIC

Pointers, in BASIC. Yes, really — dynamic memory allocation and all! Continue reading

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DIY Ionic charging

Charging the Fitbit Ionic without the charging cable.
(TL;DR: The center pin is 5V; the outer two are Ground.) Continue reading

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