31 Jul '15, 11pm

Waking Up Is Easy With this Bed Ejection System

Waking up is hard. Beds are just so darn comfortable when you wake up… which is precisely why you need to upgrade your bed with one of these. Made by the only guy we would trust to create such a device, [Colin Furze] has really upped the ante on his projects — he calls this one the High Voltage Ejector Bed. Sponsored by a coffee company, [Colin] really went all out with this project — and if this is the future of marketing for products — count us in. The bed uses two massive pneumatic cylinders to flip the bed up on its end, not unlike a dump truck — or as [Colin] would put it, a lorry. The all-metal frame must have cost a pretty penny — but this thing looks like it’ll last forever — after all, he’s also an expert welder. Stick around after the break to see it fling [Colin] into consciousness. And even more fun than seeing it in action is seeing [Mr. Furze’s] fine attentio...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/07/31/waking-up-is-easy-with-thi...

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Build Your Own CPU? That’s the Easy Part!

hackaday.com 31 Jul '15, 5pm

You want to build your own CPU? That’s great fun, but you might find it isn’t as hard as you think. I’ve done several CPUs...