Category Archives: Hacks

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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Candles Made Dangerous

Ordinary household candles don’t have to be boring. With the addition of a paper towel, it can become an impressive torch… Continue reading

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LEDs as input devices

LEDs can be used as input devices, providing a digital output in response to light… Continue reading

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Ugly hack of the week

A lack of 74LS245s leads to an ugly-but-effective design hack… Continue reading

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