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Web Based Water Metering with ioBridge

After the real-time power meter project I did back in January, the next logical step seemed to be an ioBridge based water meter. Lets face it, power conservation isn’t going to save the planet on it’s own. There are plenty … Continue reading

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Real-time Web Based Power Charting

Do-It-Yourself Smart Grid Monitor Brief project description This post details a real-time web based household power usage chart. The end result is a live chart in a web page that updates every 10 seconds with the instantaneous power usage for … Continue reading

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The Picodore 64 – a Commodore 64 PDA

This post is my first attempt to document the design and construction of my Picodore 64. It’s a Commodore 64 based PDA / Palmtop. Really, all the hard stuff was already done before I joined the DTV hacking scene, I … Continue reading

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Simple e-Passport safeguard: Aluminum Foil

Today, CNN.com is featuring an article about the vulnerabilities of e-Passports. In case you don’t know, beginning in August, new U.S. passports will contain an RFID tag. An RFID tag is a little circuit and antenna that allows data to … Continue reading

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How To Set Up a Webcam Server Behind a Proxy / Firewall / NAT/ Dymanic IP

My lastest addition to Jason’s Fishcam turned into quite a networking challenge. I needed to stream video from a server behind a proxy server and a firewall. Oh, and the webcam server had a dymanic IP.My first attempt was to … Continue reading

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How To Make a Windows XP RAM Disk Drive (for free)

Need to make Windows think part of your memory is a hard drive? Try making a RAMDrive (or RAM Disk some people call it). This will dedicate a section of your computer’s memory to the temporary storage of folders and … Continue reading

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Controlling a Video Game with Brain Waves

This post describes two projects that involve controlling a video game (Quake II) via electrical signals generated by the body, otherwise known as a “Brian Machine Interface”. The first project is an EOG (electro-oculography) video game controller. In an EOG … Continue reading

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Essential Tremor Suppression via Viscous Damping

This is a prototype of an essential tremor suppression device. I built it for a biomedical engineering design contest (which I won). Essential tremor is a neurological disease that causes uncontrollable shaking of the hands and arms. A surgical treatment … Continue reading

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$7 Air Purifier

I’ve been suffering from some allergy problems lately and while I was at Lowe’s, I took a look at their selection of air purifiers. Much to my surprise, the cheapest one they had was $70. I took the liberty of … Continue reading

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