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Looking for cool electronics building kits

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]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Mar 21, 2013 - 9 answers

Hacking USB input

Is there an easy way to hack a USB port to give meaningful input to a program when a brief electrical connection is made? I'd like to create a device to start and stop a timer on a laptop. [more inside]
posted by infomaniac on Apr 17, 2010 - 23 answers

Hacking a Bad GPS for a good outcome

I got a crap refurbished GPS for my girlfriend - a clarion NICE 430 because it was on sale for a low price. But it's got old maps, no updates and less support. I'm buying her another one, but what can I do with THIS one? Besides chucking it at the clarion building. [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jan 26, 2009 - 5 answers

How can I open my garage door?

Old garage door opener, and the last remote has gone missing. Can I go to radio shack, and make something work? I suspect this might sound nuts. [more inside]
posted by Richat on Nov 5, 2007 - 11 answers

Suggestions for hacking this cool little black box?

What neat electronic project can I build out of this old USRobotics Courier modem? [more inside]
posted by wfrgms on Aug 22, 2007 - 7 answers

How to solder flexible printed circuit?

Tips for hand soldering leads to printed flexible circuits? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Sep 22, 2006 - 11 answers

How to wire a Cycle Computer to a PC

Cycle Computer to Computer conversion. I would like to run the wire from the magnetic sensor to my laptop and then handle the data programmatically. What is the best and cheapest way to do this so I can read from the port using established methods? Parallel port, USB? Cannibalize a cycle computer or build from scratch?
posted by srboisvert on Aug 23, 2006 - 16 answers

9 pin serial mouse question

"There's a 9 pin serial mouse cable. I have orange, blue, green and white wires. Which is ground?"
posted by nthdegx on Jun 8, 2005 - 10 answers

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