Some times ago, I watched a video about singing floppy drives and a heap of written off computers, and decided to make something of the kind. Make it on Arduino like the rest? Seriously? As they say, f*ck the system! I decided to make it on Atmega8A, as that’s what I had at hand. I also decided that wires were unnecessary, and found HC-05. Let’s go! The Circuit As usual, the first stage is the circuit.
It was a usual gloomy winter morning. My colleagues and I were drinking our morning coffee, sharing the news and there were no signs of trouble. But then a friend told about… (a quote from a chat in Skype): I read an article about how a dude in the subway fished out a USB flash drive from the outer pocket of some guy’s bag. The USB drive had “128” written on it.
After reading an article about amateur astronomy, I decided to take pictures of stars with the help of a common camera using no telescope. In the mentioned article I learnt about Astro Trackers. An Astro Tracker is a device that is used to compensate rotation of the sky of stars in long-exposures. Googling for a while, I found out that it’s no problem to buy them, but the price was a bit high.
Everyone knows that yogurt is a very better-for-you product, plus it’s delicious. There is a short story under the cut about how I decided to create a yogurt maker, some pictures and a sketch. Wandering in the vast expanses of the Internet I came across such an interesting thing as a yogurt maker. My wife likes yogurt and fairly often buys it. Having read the specialized website, I was inspired. I was inspired by the very thought of easily making yogurt at home, plus it will be more health-giving than the store-brought one.
The main motive for the creation of the microscope was the struggle against malaria — in the developing countries about a billion microscopic examinations of the blood samples per year have to be carried out for malaria diagnosis. A standard laboratory microscope is an expensive and fragile device. Stanford scientists have managed to construct a microscope with magnification up to the 2000x, while the cost of all the components in a mass production will be 97 cents.