The other day my original Xbox i originally got in 2003 started turning itself on again – which means it’s due for an open up and some maintenance as this is usually caused by some degradation of traces on the board.
I thought well this is a perfect time to mod it a bit more and use some of my recently acquired Arduino skills to turn the front LED ring into an RGB light show!
First up thanks to Banggood for sending me the screen for this project – you can grab one here!
I’ve always liked the idea of holograms and while we are quite far away from having full on Star Trek holodecks, there are some cool things that can be done in the 21st.
So a while back Banggood contacted me and asked me if I wanted to do a project, I had a browse through the store and saw the above 800×480 screen and remembered I had a holographic pyramid laying around and came up with an idea for the HoloCube!
I’ve been considering doing this for a while now to see if oil cooling a Pi with simple vegetable oil would positively impact temperatures – inspired by an old Linus Tech Tips video, I got a Pi 3B+, some vegetable oil and went forth!
First up the parts for this project were supplied by DFRobot! They contacted me a few weeks back and asked if I had any ideas for a project and I thought a cool one to do would be a Biometric fingerprint ID locking Nerf Gun; inspired by the gun in Skyfall.
So thank you DFRobot! Make sure you check them out for your project needs.
I love Half Life and I’ve always wanted to make a Gravity Gun, but there wasn’t really a way I could think of making one, short of working for DARPA or something – then the other month I saw this video.
And I was like “Fascinating! I never suspected such things could be.” and imagined strapping the levitation unit onto the front of an orange Nerf Gun.