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Dangerous Wood Working Machines

    Keep your fingers clear of these machines! If you are looking for a job that is bound to eventually take off one of your fingers some of these machines are sure to help with that. Fantastic machines but most are very dangerous.   &...
by Hacked Gadgets on Aug 6, 2016

Concrete Creations to Inspire

    When you think of concrete you probably think about parking garages and and house foundations. Here are some projects that might cause you to add a few bags of concrete to your next DIY project. In the first video you will see that by u...
by Hacked Gadgets on May 11, 2016

High Speed Corn Starch Experiments

  We have seen lots of corn starch experiments in the past. When mixed with water it is a liquid that can be poured but if you shock it with a hard impact it will turn into a solid. There are lots of fun experiments that can be done with it but...
by Hacked Gadgets on Apr 11, 2016

Thermite Gun

    We have seen some interesting uses for thermite before but colinfurze has taken thermite fun to the next level with his Thermite Gun build. You can see it in action above and the build process below. This build isn’t for the fa...
by Hacked Gadgets on Apr 9, 2016

Apple Recycling Robot

  Apple produces a lot of electronics, unlike a pop can something like an iPhone is not the easiest thing to melt down and turn into something new. Apple wants to go green by allowing the recycling of your devices when you are done with them. &#...
by Hacked Gadgets on Mar 21, 2016

Exoskeleton Spine Brace for Scoliosis

  We have seen Robotic Exoskeletons before, they are normally devices that make people have extra ordinary powers. Want to lift heavy items with ease? A Robotic Exoskeleton can probably help. This Exoskeleton Spine Brace for Scoliosis allows fo...
by Hacked Gadgets on Mar 8, 2016

Glass Sculptor

  Making things out of glass can be very fast and efficient. Have a look at this video that shows how glass bottles are produced, after watching this you will appreciate how versatile glass is as a raw material. Jack Storms does things in a much...
by Hacked Gadgets on Feb 12, 2016

Fast Workers winding Coils

  There are some electronic components that you just assume are cranked out of a machine that has a hopper of raw materials on one end and finished goods coming out of the other. Check out the amazingly fast worker making coils at 1:03. I wonder...
by Hacked Gadgets on Feb 1, 2016

Mythbusters Imploding Tanker Car

  Hard to believe this is the last year for Mythbusters. Check out Mythbusters Imploding a Tanker Car. Turns out the structure is very strong as can be expected. But with a small dent in the structure it squashes like a piece of ripe fruit. We c...
by Hacked Gadgets on Jan 23, 2016

Impossible Dovetail made from Metal

  At a glance this looks like it could not be possible. This is because your brain looks at this structure based on what it knows. If this were constructed with normal dovetails it would not be able to be built. As a bit of a brain teaser try to...
by Hacked Gadgets on Jan 20, 2016

Emirates A380 and Jetman Dubai Formation Flight

  Watching the Jetman suit flying in formation with the Emirates A380 plane is a heck of a feat. But with enough planning it is possible. “While the formation flight looked effortless on film, painstaking planning and meticulous collaborat...
by Hacked Gadgets on Nov 6, 2015

Electric Mobility Scooter Hacked for More Speed

  When pumping 60 volts into this Electric Mobility Scooter it turns into tons of fun. Their is no soft start on this thing so as soon as the launch button is pressed the motor springs to life. Interestingly enough this scooter has some drag bar...
by Hacked Gadgets on Oct 23, 2015

Fun with ESP8266 and WS2812B LEDs

  CNLohr has been playing with the popular addressable WS2812B LED lights and the powerful (and cheap) ESP8266. In these videos he discusses how to optimize their usage together and provides full source code to get a foot hold on your own experi...
by Hacked Gadgets on Aug 22, 2015

Elev-8 Quadcopter Controlled With An Ardupilot Mega Autopilot Build

  GlassKNees takes us through the build and what was needed to get this quadcopter working. Upgrading the quad to the APM controller required a few modification such as prop rotation to work, this is just since this is not standardized. “T...
by Hacked Gadgets on Aug 19, 2015

Newport Transporter Bridge

  We drive across bridges all the time and take them for granted. Have a look at this 100 year old Newport Transporter Bridge. The design is absolutely fantastic. Not practical for high volume traffic but for the time this was a very novel solut...
by Hacked Gadgets on Aug 16, 2015

Hackers Remotely Hack into Vehicle

   Turns out there is a hole in the UConnect entertainment system that can be found in many cars on the road today. This can allow hackers to take control over things like the vehicle systems like acceleration and braking.  “Two hackers...
by Hacked Gadgets on Aug 14, 2015

Old Computer Hardware Instrument Ochestra

  There are lots of mechanical computer parts that you can bring to life to make some music. Computer are full of parts that can get this done. This Old Computer Hardware Instrument Ochestra shows us what is possible with some effort. “Thi...
by Hacked Gadgets on Jul 18, 2015

Opening Garage Doors in Seconds using the De Bruijn Sequence

  Many garage door openers are not very secure but there are still thousands of codes that need to be transmitted. If these codes were being entered manually it would take a long time to go through all the possibilities but of course we could ju...
by Hacked Gadgets on Jul 18, 2015

Laser Cut Tortilla Record

  Don’t play with your food. Ok, lets make an exception if you can make your food playable on a record player it is ok.  Check out this interesting Laser Cut Tortilla Record by UpgradeTech. A laser machine actually cuts playable audio tr...
by Hacked Gadgets on Jul 13, 2015

120VAC Car Alternator Hack

  If you like to see some real backyard hacking have a look at this video by kurtscottage. He is spinning an old car alternator with a gas motor and with a bit of rewiring and connecting through some home made transformers he is able to generate...
by Hacked Gadgets on Jul 1, 2015


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