Build Your Own I2C Sensor
Raspberry Pi

Build Your Own I2C Sensor

Since Raspberry Pi doesn’t have a built-in ADC (Analog to Digital converter) to read the voltage off from most of sensors, the best solution is to add I2C ADC chips and modules to your project. Paweł Spychalski faced this problem while building his own weather station that is based...

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A Multi-Use Mini Sensor Platform
ArduinoDIYSensor

A Multi-Use Mini Sensor Platform

While developing a smart hardware project, such as control and automation systems, you will almost need to use different types of sensors for collecting and gathering necessary data. LastSamurai had designed a platform that aims to simplify the use of digital and analogue sensors. The...

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Review: pi-top DIY laptop for your Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi

Review: pi-top DIY laptop for your Raspberry Pi

The pi-top converts your Raspberry Pi into a complete RPi notebook. by René Bohne @ elektormagazine.com It comes as a nice kit that is very easy to assemble thanks to a great construction manual. We created a video of the assembly. If you have any questions, feel free to leave...

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DIY USB power bank from laptop battery
DIY

DIY USB power bank from laptop battery

A DIY USB power bank made from an old laptop battery @ DoItYourselfGadgets: A situation many can relate to: an empty smartphone battery and no outlet around! That’s exactly why I recycled an old laptop battery into an USB power bank. This article will show you the basic powerbank...

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Cheap homemade 30 MHz – 6 GHz vector network analyzer
Test/Measurements

Cheap homemade 30 MHz – 6 GHz vector network analyzer

Henrik Forstén has done amazing job designing a homemade vector analyzer with the goal to fit it's budget of 200EUR. The design is open source and available on github. Vector network analyzer (VNA) are used to measure scattering parameters of high frequency circuits. When frequency...

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DIY PCB inspection microscope
Tools

DIY PCB inspection microscope

Saulius made a DIY PCB inspection microscope and wrote a post on his blog about it: Despite how good microscope you have, stand is still very important part of final assembly. And while there are many commercial ones made of cast iron, they might cost more than a microscope head...

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The DIY diabetes kit that’s keeping us alive
Technology

The DIY diabetes kit that’s keeping us alive

Alistair Samuelson uses open source code to track the blood sugar levels of his son George. by Zoe Kleinman @ bbc.com: Frustrated with traditional monitoring and its risks, Mr Samuelson and George have since joined a growing group of T1 sufferers who are building their own solutions...

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DIY FPGA Programming
Miscellaneous

DIY FPGA Programming

TC-Engineering has documented their efforts to program a Spartan 6 FPGA using a DIY PCB. The hardware part and software are discussed on the link below. I’ve been thinking about building stuff with FPGA’s for a while, and usually get turned away because FPGA’s are considerably...

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