Hackaday Prize Entry: The World’s First Tampon Monitor

[Amanda], [Jacob], [Katherine], and [vyshaalij] had a class project for their ‘Critical Making’ class at UC Berkeley. The task was to design a ‘Neo-Wearable’ that would fulfill an unmet need. Realizing women make up about 50% of the population and experience monthly periods for about half of their lives, they decided…... [Continue...]
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Lightweight Game Console Packs a Punch

Any maker worth their bits will look for new ways to challenge themselves. [Robert Fotino], a computer science student at the University of California, is doing just that: designing and building his own lightweight hobbyist game console that he has appropriately named Consolite. [Fotino] wrote his own compiler in C++…... [Continue...]
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In Bed With an Arduino, Fighting Sleep Apnea

Sometimes the journey is as interesting as the destination, and that’s certainly the case with [Marc]’s pursuit of measuring his sleep apnea (PDF, talk slides. Video embedded below.). Sleep apnea involves periods of time when you don’t breathe or breathe shallowly for as long as a few minutes and affects…... [Continue...]
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Highlights From Robotic Shipwreck Exploration

OpenROV shared the results of their June 2016 underwater expedition to locate and robotically explore the wreck of the S.S. Tahoe, currently sitting at a depth of 150m in Lake Tahoe. Back in 1940 the ship was intentionally scuttled in shallow water, but unexpectedly slid to a much deeper depth. OpenROV used a…... [Continue...]
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ASM80 news: WDC 65C816 support added

Hello from ASM80. Recently (a ten minutes ago, to be honest) I have added a support for WDC’s 65C816, the 6502 sequel with hybrid data width (8/16 bits). It is used in some notable computers, such as Apple ][gs, Nintendo’s SNES or SuperCPU extension for C64. [Continue...]

Home computers behind the iron curtain

Proudly presents on Hackaday… A story about the Czechoslovak computers in 80’s, and a little bit about the life behind the Iron Curtain.

WiFi mystery for 7 bucks

The ESP8266 WiFi Module looks great. It’s cheap, contains full TCP/IP stack, WiFi antenna, serial interface… Really great, but it has one caveat: No documentation. Or, to be fair: only chinese documentation.

Single chip BASIC computer

A computer running BASIC, generating composite video and reading PS/2 keyboard input using a single ATmega microcontroller. A computer running the TinyBASIC programming language on an ATmega 1284P microcontroller as well as generating composite video signals and reading PS/2 keyboard input. The computer is easy to assemble at home as all... [Continue...]