28 Jun '15, 11pm
Hackaday Links: June 28, 2015
The iBookGuy is using CPU heatsinks to cool microwave dinners . It’s an old Pentium II heatsink and a modern fan, cobbled together into a device that can quickly and effectively cool down a microwave dinner. I have several heatsinks from some old Xeon servers in my kitchen, but I don’t use them to cool food; I use them to defrost food . It’s very effective, and now I need to get some data on how effective it is. [juangarcia] is working on a 3D printable PipBoy – the one in the upcoming Fallout 4 . The extra special edition of Fallout 4 include a PipBoy that works with your cellphone, but if you want one before November, 3D printing is the way to go. [Collin] over at Adafruit is teaching Oscilloscope Basics . Note the use of the square wave output to teach how to use the controls. Also note the old-school DS1052E; the Rigol 1054Z is now the de facto ‘My First Oscilloscope’ ...