Hi, my name is Mike and I'm a recovering physicist. Or I was until I found this video.

OK, this one isn't going to be to everyone's taste, but I assure you it's fun. How do you control a ball inside a wheel when you only have control over the rotation of the wheel?

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The 6502 is the famous processor found at the core of such influential computer systems as the Apple ][, the Commodore PET, the Atari 400 and 800 home video game consoles, the BBC Micro, and the Tamagotchi digital pet and now it has been realized as a MOnSter PCB using transistors.

An IBM sponsored contest is underway on Instructables in which you are challenged you to build internet-connected solutions that make you or your world smarter, using tech in cool new ways. Connect products and devices, build apps, or hack a process.

 

Turn your old gear and unused electronics into something amazing, in the new Upcycle it! Design Challenge from Intel and Element 14.

 

Do you sometimes develop with USB? I do. So I need to access data lines, bus voltage and I'd like to easily monitor the current too. I made myself a small companion (43.5 mm × 22.5 mm, 9.5 g) to do that. Just a simple breakout board with one connector in and one out. And a little extra to make things easier. I call it USBuddy.