The desk of any self-respecting technology enthusiast in the 2020s is not complete without a special keyboard of some sort, be it a vintage IBM Model M, an esoteric layout …read more Continue reading Mechanical Keyboards Are Over, This Device Has Won
The joke was when the Nintendo 64 first hit the streets around a quarter century ago, that the 64 in the name referred not to the technology on board, but …read more Continue reading What Do You Get When a Raspberry Pi Pico Flashes a Nintendo 64
Many years of using televisions, monitors, and projectors have conditioned us into treating them as simple peripherals whose cables carry only video. A VGA cable may have an i2c interface …read more Continue reading HDMI Is An Attack Surface, So Here’s An HDMI Firewall
Four years ago when the idea of a pandemic was something which only worried a few epidemiologists, a group of British hardware hackers and robotic combat enthusiasts came up with …read more Continue reading How Far Can You Push A £500 Small Electric Car; Four Years Of The Hacky Racer
While it is hard to tell with a photo, this robot looks more like a model of an old- fashioned clock than anything resembling a Nixie tube. It’s the kind …read more Continue reading A 3D-Printed Nixie Clock Powered By An Arduino Runs This Robot
There was a time when a cheap 3D printer meant an extremely dubious “Prusa i3” clone as a kit of parts, with the cheapest possible components which, when assembled, would …read more Continue reading The Sub-$100 Easythreed X1 3D Printer, Is It More Than A Novelty?
The Commodore 64 is a much-loved 8-bit retro computer that first appeared in 1982 and finally faded away around a decade later. The Commodore company started by [Jack Tramiel] went …read more Continue reading Will The Real Commodore Please Stand Up?
The first dance of a newly married couple at the wedding reception is both a sentimental and memorable event, so why not make it even more so with something a …read more Continue reading 1200 Addressable LEDs Make For the Perfect First Dance
With the rise of the gamepad courtesy of several generations of game consoles, the joystick has become an almost forgotten peripheral, sidelined into the world of flight simulators with its …read more Continue reading Odd Inputs and Peculiar Peripherals: A Joystick Like They Used To Make
There are a variety of instruments used in sleep studies to measure bodily activity during sleep and consequent sleep quality. Many of them use techniques that perhaps aren’t so easy …read more Continue reading A Sleep Monitor For Minimum Outlay