Project Showcase

  • 3D Printing For the Respiratory Conscience

    Keeping your air clean from particulates generated by the 3d printing process with a custom enclosure from Ikea!

  • Bluetooth SNES Controller

    So a few weeks ago I saw a post on Hackaday of a project from Pat, who managed to stuff a bluetooth controller into an old SNES controller. He was using it to play games on his Amazon Fire stick. I had purchased a Firestick when they first came out for $19. I honestly didn’t … Continue reading "Bluetooth SNES Controller"

  • Woodworking Book

    One of the great features of NESIT’s new space is the 2000sq ft. workshop. I am in the process of writing a book for Timber Press on garden furniture that anyone can build. I am using the woodshop at the NESIT to take step-by-step photos of my building process. Ellen Rose Photography is styling and … Continue reading "Woodworking Book"

  • Bitcoin ATM

    This Bitcoin ATM is based on the $650 Open Bitcoin ATM with tips borrowed from Feathercoin. Thanks also to Shawn Kimble! My goal was to create an under $200 device used for educational purposes. After inserting $1 the device prints a pre-loaded QR code.  This provides the user with a tangible, while insecure, method of receiving Bitcoin. Most … Continue reading "Bitcoin ATM"

  • DIY PIC Programmer

    Member Cobey made his own schematic for‘s open source PIC programmer. We held a class to solder these circuit boards together, then learned how to program the chips and write C code for them. By building and using this USB PIC programmer, you can program microchip PIC series of 10F, 12F, 16F, 18F, 24F, … Continue reading "DIY PIC Programmer"

  • MAME – Full Size Gaming Arcade

    Back when NESIT first opened , one of the first projects we thought about building was a full size MAME Arcade machine. We initially bought the wood but the project was shelved for a bit until Will decided to cut out the design Andrew had found online. He then ordered the buttons and joysticks online. … Continue reading "MAME – Full Size Gaming Arcade"

  • Ubertooth One 3-D Printed Case

    I recently picked up an Ubertooth One, which is an open source 2.4 GHz wireless development platform typically used for Bluetooth experimentation – for more details.  I knew upon ordering an assembled version that they come as-is which means no case.  It is just an open circuit board with an antenna and USB plug. This … Continue reading "Ubertooth One 3-D Printed Case"

  • MiniPwner – Evil Network Dropbox

    The MiniPwner is a penetration testing “drop box”, it is a small, cheap, and simple but powerful device that can be inconspicuously plugged into a network and provide the penetration tester remote access to that network. I purchased this device for a project here @ NESIT and thought it packed quite a punch for only … Continue reading "MiniPwner – Evil Network Dropbox"

  • Mineral Oil Fishtank PC

    So before our move into the new space, one of our old members had made a mineral oil based fish tank. When we were vandalized the fish tank was damaged, essential pushed off the desk onto the floor where it smashed the tank. While cleaning it up I checked the motherboard etc to see if … Continue reading "Mineral Oil Fishtank PC"

  • CarDuino – Cellular Car Alarm

    Due to my car getting broken into 2 times in the past few weeks, I decided to use the opportunity to make a project out of it. One of our members had bought a Seeed Studio GPRS Arduino shield last year for a project but it was sitting around collecting dust so I asked him … Continue reading "CarDuino – Cellular Car Alarm"