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The Best Kind of Handheld Gaming Is Homemade

[CNCDan] previously dabbled with Raspberry Pi CM4-powered gaming handhelds but was itching for something more powerful. Starting in May 2023, he embarked on building an Intel NUC7i5BNK-powered handheld dubbed NucDeck. As he goes over the feature list, it sounds like a commercially available console. A 1024 x 600 screen provides a good balance of fidelity...

Mon Dec 4, 2023 01:07
Tiny POV Turns Right Round for Volumetric Fun

Just when you think the POV thing has run out of gas, along comes [mitxela] to liven things up. In this, he’s taken the whole persistence of vision display concept and literally spun up something very cool: a tiny volumetric “electric candle” display. As he relates the story, the idea came upon him on a night out at the pub, which somehow led to the...

Sun Dec 3, 2023 22:07
Wolfenstein 3D Clone Makes Arduboy Debut

The 8-bit Arduboy isn’t exactly a powerhouse by modern gaming standards, or even really by old school standards for that matter. But for the talented developers that produce software for the system, that’s just part of the challenge. To date the monochromatic handheld has seen miniaturized takes on many well-known games, with several taxing the hardware...

Sun Dec 3, 2023 19:07
Build a Strandbeest Replica Of Your Very Own

[Theo Jansen] is famous for his giant walking Strandbeest creations. They’re elegant, impressive, and powered by nature, and their walking mechanism is a thing of beauty. If you’ve ever wanted to build your own, [Antonio Garcia] has just the guide to get you started on the smaller scale. Unlike so many other builds today, this one features some good...

Sun Dec 3, 2023 16:07
Simple Chemistry to Metallize and Etch Silicon Chips

We’ve been eagerly following [ProjectsInFlight]’s stepwise journey toward DIY semiconductors, including all the ups and downs, false leads, and tedious optimizations needed to make it possible for the average hacker to make chips with readily available tools and materials. Next up is metallization, and spoiler alert: it wasn’t easy. In a real fab,...

Sun Dec 3, 2023 13:05
Adding Cellular Connectivity To The Hackaday Supercon Badge

Did you manage to make it down to Hackaday Supercon 2023? Maybe you did, and maybe you had a great time hacking away on the badge. [Dan] and ex-Hackaday alumnus [Mike Szczys] certainly did, with the guys from Golioth adding cellular connectivity to the hardware and developing a community art project. The badge was hooked up over I2C to a Golioth Aludel...

Sun Dec 3, 2023 10:05

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