abbtech Blog Posts

  • Robotic EV Charger by PowerHydrant
    on Dec 18, 2016 in Cool Gadgets
      In the near future when autonomous vehicles are buzzing around they will need to have some method of charging themselves. ARMdevices.net interviewed Kevin Leary from Power Hydrant who has a solution to this issue. With this system an elect...
  • Super Secure 4 Factor Lock Box Project
    on Dec 12, 2016 in Cool Gadgets Electronic Hacks
          Adarsh Jayakumar, Timon Amirani and Cameron Boroumand developed a Super Secure 4 Factor Lock Box Project for their Cornell University ECE 4760 final project. It uses a typed code, 3 pots set to a specific value, a knock senso...
  • Micro SD Card Data Recovery
    on Dec 5, 2016 in Electronic Hacks
      Ever wonder how data recovery is done when an micro SD card fails? HDD Recovery Services shows us how he recovered the data. He uses 800 grit sand paper and wet sands the card till the card PCB pads are showing. He then micro solders wires fro...
  • CVT Transmission Basics
    on Sep 3, 2016 in Cool Gadgets
      Engineering Explained goes into some details about how CVT Transmissions work. Love them or hate them it is an interesting piece of tech.   “A continuously variable transmission (CVT) (also known as a single-speed transmission, step...
  • MASERATI-POWERED, 470 HP, MOTORCYCLE
    on Sep 1, 2016 in Insane Equipment
      This MASERATI-POWERED, 470 HP, MOTORCYCLE has some power to spare but I am not sure how easy to ride it would be. “The Lazareth LM847 has four wheels and a Maserati V8 engine. It’s exactly as insane as it sounds, and it looks crazy too...
  • Arduino State Machine
    on Aug 29, 2016 in DIY Hacks
      If you are looking for new ways of getting your Arduino gear to become productive why not try programming it as a state machine. Via: Electronics Labs   “Did you ever program an Arduino? Have you ever been worried about complex cont...
  • Cheap DIY CNC Build
    on Aug 25, 2016 in Cool Gadgets DIY Hacks
      NYC CNC has built a CNC machine that is accurate and made from inexpensive parts.   “Products used in the video: GRBL Alternative for Arduino CNC: http://amzn.to/1C4KZxt Dial Indicator: http://amzn.to/1DuvGQC Indicator with Mag Base...
  • Waveform Generator Record Player
    on Aug 20, 2016 in Cool Gadgets Electronic Hacks
      When you need a Waveform Generator but just have a Record Player the obvious solution is to create a Waveform Generator Record Player.  This creation uses a 3D printed head for the record player arm and has some simple optics mounted. Simil...
  • DIY Flexible Circuit Board
    on Aug 7, 2016 in Electronic Hacks
      DIY PCBs are quite simple to make these days but DIY Flexible Circuit Boards are still something that is not easy and also not common in most PCB production houses. With this technique you can now dabble with flexible boards in your next proje...
  • Dangerous Wood Working Machines
    on Aug 6, 2016 in Crazy Hacks
        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.   &...
  • Tesla Gigafactory Tour
    on Aug 6, 2016 in Cool Gadgets
        The Tesla Gigafactory is still being built. It is huge but the building will be much larger when completed. Tesla and Panasonic are in a joint venture in this building. Full production is slated for 2018. Full production will be 500,000...
  • DIY Circular Stepper Motor Clock
    on Jul 25, 2016 in Cool Gadgets Electronic Hacks
        Looking for a clock build? This DIY Circular Stepper Motor Clock looks like fun and the parts would be very inexpensive.   “The idea behind the clock is a circle with a circumference of 72cm (28.3465 inch’s) that ticks...
  • SwagBot is Herding Australian Cattle
    on Jul 19, 2016 in Cool Gadgets Insane Equipment
      Automating crop harvesting is one farming duty that robotics is good at but dealing with animals that are lose in a field is another story. The SwagBot is a robot that will soon be tending to the animals in the field. Via: IEEE Spectrum “...
  • Monoprice MP Mini 3D Printer
    on Jul 8, 2016 in Cool Gadgets
      This might be the time to jump onto the 3D printer bandwagon. The place that provides cheap good quality cables looks to now be the place to pick up a cheap and reliable 3D printer. At $200 it has some features that you wouldn’t expect t...
  • DIY Smart Glasses
    on Jun 26, 2016 in Cool Gadgets DIY Hacks
      HARRIS’ ELECTRONICS is developing a prototype set of Smart Glasses. This is not an easy task! You can read about the development challenges here. Thanks for the tip James. “The glasses themselves are based around an STM32F051K8 mic...
  • Custom Word Clock
    on Jun 17, 2016 in Cool Gadgets DIY Hacks
      Jeremy Blum built this Custom Word Clock. It has lots of non electronic parts such as the great looking case. Good thing Jeremy is no longer at Google and is now working at Shaper with use of a wood working shop. We have seen lots of word cloc...
  • Water Droplets Captured using a High Speed Camera Rig
    on Jun 12, 2016 in Cool Gadgets
        Check out these Water Droplets Captured using a High Speed Camera Rig. This system uses an Arduino to activate a solenoid, the solenoid releases a drop from a water container mounted at a specific distance above the table. The water fa...
  • Introduction to Analog to Digital Conversion (ADC)
    on Jun 7, 2016 in Cool Gadgets Educational
      Bil Herd goes through a great Introduction to Analog to Digital Conversion. These days it is very simple to grab an analog reading and use it with a microcontroller with ease. This is because modern microcontrollers often have one or many ADC...
  • 18 Year Old Computer Collector Buys a IBM z890 Mainframe  At 18 years of age he has already been collecting for years. Most of his collection are things like Commodore and Apple computers. These can sit on a shelf and be moved around with ease. When he saw an IBM z890 Mainframe up for grabs he jumpe...
  • IOT Long Runtime    With the adoption of IOT long runtime on battery power is something that is a huge concern. We don’t mind charging our smartphones daily but if we have a dozen IOT devices in our home we would like them to be invisible and just op...
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