16 Mar '13, 3pm

Sonic Screwdriver meets TV-B-Gone

[furrysalamander] has a friend that is a really big Doctor Who fan. It happens that this friend has a birthday coming up, and [furrysalamander] wanted to get her something amazing. A Sonic Screwdriver is always a great gift, but [furrysalamander] wanted to put his personal touch on it. He ended up adding a TV-B-Gone to [10]‘s screwdriver , turning a fictional deus ex machina into a functional device. The body of the Sonic comes from this replica of [10]‘s screwdriver from Think Geek. Inside, the screwdriver has space for a battery a circuit board to control the lights and sound normally expected of a sonic screwdriver. [furrysalamander] added a freeform circuit composed of an ATtiny85, a transistor, LED, and a few resistors to add the ability to turn just about any TV off. Of course [furrysalamander] needed to program the ATtiny with the TV-B-Gone firmware, and lacking any...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/03/16/sonic-screwdriver-meets-tv...

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