The website is now back up and running! And our new open source projects are coming fresh from the of the oven (see image, fresh from the oven)...
Expect news from the new version of hsnet, a sound based positioning system and a brand new low cost Home Automation platform.
Hackeneering.com joins the list of Makerbot Operators: We're proud to say that our makerbot (Thing-o-Matic model) is assembled , calibrated and printing after 50h of work. Prototypes coming fresh out of the "oven" , and best of all no 45day shipping delays, or customs we just print them now !
3D printer assembled and calibrated. Enough talk, time to prototype!
Like many other engineers out there, I often find myself late at night browsing though electronic components catalogs, component distributors ,cheap gadgets sites , while compiling TODO lists , TOHACK lists ,TOBREAKOUT lists , TOEXPERIMENTWITH lists...
But alas, given the finite resources ( $$$ & Time) I'm unable to experiment with all of this stuff.
This is why I'm creating this series of posts containing Interesting stuff recently added to my TOEXPERIMENTWITH list so that other people might put them to good use =]
Today's list is.. well.. not a list.. it's a single item:
A Cheap UPS for your projects: These are meant to power CCTV cameras and related equipment. but you could use them to keep a micro-controlled project alive for week or even months if you use your sleep modes (or dedicated watchdog) wisely !
The quotes on the battery pack capacity reflect the fact that I don't trust these specifications until I test them myself... This shouldn't stop you from experimenting with them , just apply a good margin of error to your needs (consider them to be say.. 25-50% the rated capacity...still a reasonably good deal!)