I have two old Radio Shack handheld radios. They were purchased in the US, originally for communication on the ski slopes. On the back, there is a number "09A06" and it also says CAT NO 21-1936. I was about to throw them away, but would rather repurpose them for something. I live in a large metropolitan area, in an apartment. I am good at programming and am comfortable using something like an Arduino, Rasberry Pi, BeagleBone, etc. What interesting hack can I use these for?
I've been building guitar pedal kits from buildyourownclone, and it's been great fun. I'm running out of pedals I want to make for myself, and am looking for other projects, like this stereo tube amp, and maybe this sous vide. Can you recommend more electronics projects (preferably kits, so I don't have to scrounge for parts) that are cool and look good at the end? [more inside]
How can I hack a Canon external Flash for my high-speed video application? [more inside]
Spa Pillow Rehab? Looking for suggestions on how to replace "skin" over foam spa pillows. [more inside]
What fun things could I do with my old 15" MacBook Pro whose graphics chip just kicked the bucket? [more inside]
DIYFilter: I have a small hole in a brick wall. Can I use expanding-foam to repair it? [more inside]
It's not uncommon to take Rice Krispies (a commercial mass produced finished product) and turn it into Rice Krispie bars (a homemade treat). What other finished products do normal people regularly convert to something else? [more inside]
What's the cheapest way to take a long, automated series of photos (time-lapse photography) on my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50? Difficulty: ultra-cheap! [more inside]
Can a Staples "Easy" button be used as an on/off switch for a desktop computer? If so, how?
Geeky DIY Homesteading [more inside]
There is a gate leading to a parking garage. Gate is opened by remote control, but the range on the garage door remote is not sufficient to open the gate from inside a car (unless said car is < 1 inch from gate). How to fix? [more inside]