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 7 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 4 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.