Circuit Bending is Fun!

Circuit Bending is Fun!

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Come along on a very short but sweet adventure with me as I bend my first circuit, a toy phone.

The digitized sounds in this phone are not great, but it’s a super simple way to get exposed to circuit bending.  If you are interested in this art form, watch the video to see how the story unfolds:

If …..

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Growl and Scream Altoids Prank

Growl and Scream Altoids Prank

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I had this idea for a growling and screaming altoids tin based on the 555 timer running in astable mode several days ago, and just today while reading Hackaday I see that Dino from Dinofab.com and Hackaweek.com just built it!  I was like, “sonofa…” but then saw he did not implement it quite the way I had …..

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Dumpster Dive for Treasure at ThinkGeek.com!

Dumpster Dive for Treasure at ThinkGeek.com!

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The people over at ThinkGeek.com sell some pretty awexome stuff for the Geek in us all!  Obviously, not every product works as expected and some get returned.  ThinkGeek can’t resell it under good conscience, so they end up tossing it!  OH NO!!!  Well after you scale the fence and black out the security cameras, you can literally …..

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My Greatest Hack Yet

My Greatest Hack Yet

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I’ve been exposing my son Malachi to electronics and building things since he was born, and figured it was time to teach him how to solder.  I purchased an electronic kit from a local electronics retailer, Fry’s Electronics.  They sell more electronic components than Radio Shack.  The kit that was selected was the Traffic Light kit… because …..

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MicroScope Revisited – First Thoughts

MicroScope Revisited - First Thoughts

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I just received my Xprotolab from Gabotronics.com and wanted to share my first thoughts with you guys.  Check out the video and post any comments or questions you have.  Be sure to check out the video to see how Gabriel Customized my Xprotolab just for me!  So cool!!!

This oscilloscope is so cool and feature rich, I wish …..

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Cradle Swing Motor Controller Modification (Vid Added)

Cradle Swing Motor Controller Modification (Vid Added)

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It’s Baaaaaaccccckk…

This swing has had a rough life.  Last week the controls finally had enough, and burned up completely.  This left me with a swing that doesn’t rock. On it’s way out it left me a parting gift, it shorted out my new motor…Sigh.  So now i have set out to “Make it right” and make my …..

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10,000+ Views!!! Thank you all!!!

10,000+ Views!!! Thank you all!!!

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Wow! We just passed 10,000 views on FightCube!

Thanks for tuning in everyone.. we will continue to bring you fresh hacks in the coming weeks.

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555 Contest Entry – Brett (FightCube)

555 Contest Entry - Brett (FightCube)

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Here’s my 555 Contest Entry!  A Nixie Tube Keychain!

Check out the schematics here:

Check out the video here (QUICK VERSION):

Here’s the super extended video (LONG VERSION):

I originally created the first video to get entered in the contest JUST BEFORE THE DEADLINE.  Had to cut out most of the details to get this cut and uploaded to the 555contest …..

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Cradle Swing Repair

Cradle Swing Repair

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UPDATE 2:

With the FightCube Store open, we are offering the motor for sale (add to cart here).
As an added bonus enter the promo code “HAD” and receive 2 dollars off your order!
This coupon is good until march 15th.

Also available on eBay (7 sold already!) – Replacement motor for cradle swing:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280642547047#ht_483wt_1158

UPDATE 1:

Because of all the posts on hack a day …..

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MicrOscope!

MicrOscope!

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If you haven’t seen it yet and you have a geeky pulse, you are going to flip out when you lay eyes on this!  The new XMEGA Xprotolab from Gabotronics is an amazingly tiny breadboard style mixed signal oscilloscope, packing in 2 analog channels, 8 digital logic inputs, an arbitrary waveform generator and a super high contrast …..

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