Brian's Portable Electronics Lab The Engineering Life - Around the Web 3/11/2014 Post a comment There's a pretty good chance you've used your dining room table for a project at some point. If you've done that, you should check out this portable electronics lab.
Open Source HW Panel At EE Live! The Engineering Life - Around the Web 3/6/2014 Post a comment Open source hardware is causing a lot of confusion when it comes to commercial products. This panel will hopefully shed some light on the subject.
Making OLEDs At Home The Engineering Life - Around the Web 3/3/2014 3 comments The roadblocks between you and a finished project may be many, some of which you'd never expect: People are more difficult than technology.
Arduino Revives Broken Radio-Controlled Car The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/25/2014 2 comments When it's time to learn how to use your Arduino, your hardest task might be just deciding on a project or platform. Try fixing a broken toy -- it's the perfect solution.
Dissecting Disney's MagicBand The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/14/2014 6 comments A teardown of the insides of the Disney MagicBand reveals the RFID magic behind Disney's wearable payment and tracking device.
Unlocking Hidden Features of Your Tools The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/12/2014 22 comments Test equipment manufacturers don't want you to know this: Sometimes we already have better tools than we thought! All we have to do is unlock those features that are hiding inside.
6 DIY Hacks for Measurement Tools The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/7/2014 13 comments The glorious thing about engineering is we can engineer anything -- even our tools! Here are some clever DIYers' hacks to test tools.
Drowning an Electric Imp in Oil The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/6/2014 7 comments Drown an Electric Imp in oil, and the signal degrades. However, are the reasons for that degradation the ones that you assume?
Open-Source Aquarium Automation: 5 DIY Systems The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/4/2014 3 comments There are a surprising amount of things that can be automated for a complex aquarium. With open-source development boards being very cheap and eaesy to use, there have been many projects surfacing to tackle some of this automation.
Homemade Portable 8-Bit Computing The Engineering Life - Around the Web 1/31/2014 2 comments Missing the fun of programming a TI-84, but wanting something with a few more features, Jack set out to make something new.
Raspberry Pi Drives Lego Car The Engineering Life - Around the Web 1/24/2014 2 comments Lego and engineering crash together to create an amazingly fun toy yet again. This time, there's a Raspberry Pi in the mix.
6 Giant Spider Bots You Can Ride The Engineering Life - Around the Web 1/23/2014 8 comments One person's nightmare is another's wildest dream. If the thought of giant steel spiders piloted by peculiar individuals sounds good to you, check out these six eight-legged examples.
PegLeg, My First Robot The Engineering Life - Around the Web 1/23/2014 3 comments Jeremy learned a lot building PegLeg, and he ended up with a pretty neat robot in the end, too!
8 Bits of Awesome At EE Live! The Engineering Life - Around the Web 1/17/2014 4 comments Adam Ellsworth has taken simple ideas from concept to consumer, and he wants to share the process at this year's EE Live!
DIY Lego Upgrade to 2.4 GHZ The Engineering Life - Around the Web 1/9/2014 7 comments Lego makes an incredible building system but its controls fall short if you want to make radio-controlled cars. Brian shows us a fairly simple upgrade that makes a huge difference.
Contextual Electronics: Learning Electronics Online The Engineering Life - Around the Web 1/7/2014 5 comments Contextual Electronics takes a new tack to teaching electronics online, where resources surprisingly lack diversity. It improves the situation with online courses and individual help, and it teaches you how to spec your own parts.