Category Archives: HOW-TO

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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2D, 3D printing

Turning a 3D printer into a part-time 2D plotter with a Sharpie bracket and some custom G-code. Continue reading

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