Category: Geeky Stuff

October Trike Update

In the September Trike Update, we went over the whole New Welder thing, and left off with the seat mounts being done and the main tube being notched to introduce an angle to it. The bottom bracket shell had been cleaned up and ready to build with, and with the addition of the front tube …

Continue reading

The BITX40 is dead. Long Live the BITX40!

In December 2016, Ashhar Farhan and the company HF Signals in India released the BITX40, a simple SSB radio for 40 meter HF. For $45, one could buy the kit with its preassembled board and minimal soldering required to be on the air. Soon after, it was packaged with an Arduino/si5351 based digital tuning mechanism …

Continue reading

Baofeng UV-9R on Sale

I like to keep an eye out for a good deal as much as anyone else, and my jaw about dropped when I saw this deal over at Banggood.com. It’s a dual band 10W HT for $23.99! Pair that with a genuine Nagoya antenna, and you’ve got a pretty decent radio setup for very little. …

Continue reading

August Trike and Welder Update

In my last post I showed a new project: Building a recumbent trike, and making use of the welder that I picked up on Offerup last year. There’s been a lot of work done, and this post is to summarize that work and show a cool tool tat I was able to make use of. …

Continue reading

CurlyTP: Every Web Server is a Dead Drop

Wikipedia says that a dead drop is “a method of espionage tradecraft used to pass items or information between two individuals (e.g., a case officer and an agent, or two agents) using a secret location, thus not requiring them to meet directly and thereby maintaining operational security.“ How is it that every web server is …

Continue reading

MiscDotGeek Welder Update and a New Project Launch!

Last year I posted about a small hobby welder that I’d picked up for only $15. In That Post I showed how nasty and gnarly it was, and a bit about what needed to be done to make it a working welder. Now, hold that thought! In another post I also wrote about how I …

Continue reading

The Canon Powershot Camera: A Hackers Paradise

Imagine programming your thrift store point and shoot camera to do things no other inexpensive camera can do. Take time lapses, star trail photos, and far more. I’m not talking about raspberry pi’s or arduinos. Instead, I thought it would be neat to show you all my favorite camera in the world. It’s not a …

Continue reading

MiscDotGeek talks Radio Homebrew on W5KUB!

Here at MiscDotGeek we’ve been pretty busy with Real Life Stuff, and it’s been hard to find time to hack on radios lately. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have time to talk about hacking on radios! And that’s exactly what we did last week on the W5KUB Amateur Radio Roundtable broadcast. In fact, we …

Continue reading

How To Stress Yourself Out and Accomplish Nothing

At 10 years old, I was just like I am now, but smaller, a lot less comfortable with myself, and I didn’t have a cool hat. I was in the 5th grade, and there was a science fair coming up at school. I’d done somewhat well in the 3rd or 4th grade science fair, and …

Continue reading

Panasonic AM/FM Clock Radio Teardown

Have you ever been at a thrift store and wondered if you should buy that super cheap bit of electronics and salvage or re-use it? In this video we discuss how to tear down such a beast, and discuss things like what makes a good find, what parts can be easily re-used, and how industrial …

Continue reading