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Function generator built and mounted inside electronics bench

A function generator is a handy piece of test equipment to have on-site. [Kammenos] designed and built his own function generator, using the bench itself as the enclosure. You can see above that the control panel presents a clean finished look. To achieve it, [Kammenos] designed and printed the panel labels on a sheet of paper, …

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Multi-Function Bench Power Supply

Concerned with your project’s power consumption but don’t want to constantly leave an ammeter wired in series with your power supply? [Rajendra] feels your pain and has recently documented his solution to the problem: a variable-output bench top power supply that clearly displays load current consumption among other things! Everything is wired up in a …

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Music synthesized from the Game of Life

[vtol] has built a very elaborate system of electronic sound machines, which can be patched together in various ways in order to create all sorts of sounds and sound effects. The modules range from simple noise synthesizers to pitch shifters, sequencers, and effects processors. The most recent addition to his synthesizer system is a matrix …

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Public servants face web bans

QUEENSLAND public servants could be blocked from using Hotmail, Gmail and surfing the web at work to protect from WikiLeaks-style breaches and attacks from hackers.

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Arduino and Open Sound Control without an Ethernet shield

Open Sound Control (OSC) is a communications protocol that can be seen as a modern alternative to MIDI. It’s specifically designed to play nicely with network communication systems. The problem with using it along with Arduino-based gadgets is that you then need to use something like an Ethernet shield to provide the network connection. [Liam …

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Hackaday links: March 27, 2011

Magnified glasses A late hacking session, and parts-on-hand came together as the inspiration for [BadWolf's] magnified glasses with LED lighting. Pendulum Printer This orb, when swung like a pendulum, prints images by dropping ink out the bottom. A processing sketch works in conjuction with a Wii Remote and an IR LED in the orb to …

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This mystery will be hard to put down

Diana Highsmith has barely left her house in 15 months. Occasionally, she ventures out her front door and down to the street, but it’s inevitable that the crushing sense of panic overwhelms her and she must return to the safety of her home.

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Despite update, mobile Safari exploit still open according to Pwn2own hacker

Famed Apple hacker Charlie Miller is reporting that the exploit in mobile Safari he used to win in the Pwn2own competition is still open in iOS 4.3.1. We A reported earlierA that Charlie Miller hacked mobile Safari via a vulnerability found inside of t…

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Canada unprepared for massive cyber-attack: Expert

Canada is woefully unprepared for a massive cyber-attack that is within reach of any run-of-the-mill hacker and could cripple the business of the nation, warns a leading security expert.

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Barnes & Noble Takes a Queue from Modders, Makes Nook a Tablet

The Barnes & Noble Nook recently gained a chunk of notoriety due to the ease with which it can be hacked into functioning as a tablet.

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