HackerMaker is the culture and philosophy of creating, repairing and inventing out of whatever is available. Raw materials are no longer the raw materials with which we work.
Our prime materials have been extracted, cooked, processed, moulded and shaped cheaply and in large qualities to fit some purpose other than ours.
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Restore Hot Wheels Car
baremetalHW shows how to restore a toy Hot Wheels car that was spoilt with a dreadful paint job.
He shows how to remove the old paint job, restore the metal through sanding, electro-plating, polishing, and re-painting. Also how to re-paint, apply decals, and apply replacement after-market windscreen and wheels.
Skillshare 's DIY Perks (offering 2 months of Skillshare for FREE ) shows how to use the backlight and fresnel lens to emulate a window with a distant light source (the sun). The video shows the finished window, explains the principles of it working, and lead step by step through opening the TV removing the display panel removing the LCD from the display panel brief hall of mirrors fun and games with the fresnel lens access to the light (CCFL tubes or LED strips) Note: there are high voltages used in some of the lighting circuits. For safety and simplicity, the video shows replacing the original lighting with LED strips, while retaining the original passive diffusers, fresnel lense and case
Great work by Dmitry.GR reverse engineering and hacking wireless eInk price tags to make updating grey-scale picture franes, Great work was done discovering eInk control waveforms to show greys and yellows and whites on 2 colour displays. See the full project here: https://dmitry.gr/?r=05.Projects&proj=29.%20eInk%20Price%20Tags