- Twittertape machine keeps track of your social media stock.
During the gilded age, oil magnates, entrepreneurs, and robber barons would have a ticker tape machine in their study. This machine would print stock and commodity prices and chart these men’s assets climbing higher and higher. A lot has changed in 100 years, as now [Adam] can be kept apprised of what @KimKardashian, @BarackObama and @stephenfry ate [...]
- DIY film projector fits in the palm of your hand
DSLRs aside, the price of digital cameras these days can make it easy to consider just tossing your old one out when it breaks. [Leonidas Tolias] had another idea, and with a few broken cameras he had on hand he constructed a slick little pocket-sized projector. The project started out as a pair of lenses [...]
- The Gauntlet: A 1 Watt Laser Module
This is the gauntlet; a place where things are tortured in ways that only an engineer could appreciate. Today’s victim is a 1.0W green laser module, manufactured by Suzhou Daheng under the brand name “DHOM”. As far as Chinese laser manufacturers go, Suzhou Daheng is about one rung lower than CNI in terms of quality. Although US companies [...]