Hackaday Prize Entry: Wirelessly Charged Self-Heating Coffee Mug

Many productive hackers bleed a dark ochre. The prevailing theory among a certain group of commenters is that they’re full of it, but it’s actually a healthy sign of a low blood content in the healthy hacker’s coffee stream. [Bharath] is among those who enjoy the caffeinated bean juice on a daily basis. However, he’d suffer from a terrible condition known as cold coffee. To combat this, he built an app-enabled, wirelessly chargeable, self-heating coffee mug. We know that most hackers don’t start off planning to build objects with ridiculous feature lists, it just happens. Is there an alternate Murphy’s law for this? Any feature that can be added will? The project started off as some low ohm resistors attached to a rechargeable power bank. A insulated flask with a removable inner stainless steel lining was chosen. The resistors were fixed to the outside with a thermal epoxy. However, how do we control the resistors? We don’t want to burn through our battery right away (which could end up more literally than one would like), so [Bharath] added a Linkit One microcontroller from Seeed Studio. With all this power at his disposal, it was natural to add Bluetooth, a temperature sensor,...

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives approved last night the refiled bill seeking to increase

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives approved last night the refiled bill seeking to increase excise taxes on alcohol products. The House plenary approved via voice vote House Bill 1026, as amended by substitute bill to include nicotine and vape products, on second reading. Plenary debates on the measure were concluded hours after it was presented by ways and means committee chair and Albay 2nd district Rep. Joey Salceda, the bill’s author. It hurdled the committee level Tuesday. The Department of Finance earlier made a last-minute appeal to House members to approve the proposed increase in excise taxes of alcohol and elecronic cigarette products in the plenary level (See story on B1). This bill, already passed during the previous Congress as HB 8618, is the first measure approved by the House in the 18th Congress. Salceda cited Rule 10 Section 48 of the House, which allows committees to dispose priority measures already filed and approved on third reading in the immediately preceding Congress. The bill was among the priority legislative measures specified by President Duterte during his State of the Nation Address last month. It aims to generate revenue for the g...

Keep your home internet on and charge your phone when the power goes out with this one-day Amazon deal

It seems obvious once someone points it out, but you might not realize that your home internet service typically doesn’t die when your power goes out. The problem, of course, is that there’s no electricity to power your modem and your Wi-Fi router. That’s what UPS battery backups are for — when the power goes out, these little boxes have a built-in power supply to keep you going so you can continue to use Wi-Fi and you can even charge your devices if the power doesn’t come back on fast! Amazon is running a great one-day sale that gets you a top-rated APC UPS Battery Backup for as little as $35.99, but only if you hurry! Follow @BGRDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals from around the web. Quantities may be limited. Prices are subject to change without notice and coupons may expire at any time. Some deals may not be available to all customers. BGR may receive a commission on orders placed through this article. Power Cord, Power Cable Cord, Power Supply Cord, Ac Power Cord – Well Run,http://www.nbwellrun.com/

Go off the grid with Renogy’s 100W/12V solar panel now just $87 (Reg. $115)

Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily. Amazon is offering the Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel for $87.13 shipped when you clip the on-page coupon. This is down from its $115 regular rate and marks a new all-time low that we’ve tracked. If you plan on traveling outdoors and off the grid this summer, be sure to have a solar panel with you to keep your gear going. This model offers 100W of power for 12V devices. Rated 4.7/5 stars. Save some cash and opt for the Hiluckey Outdoor Portable Power Bank with 4 Solar Panels at $47 shipped. Though this mainly recharges its built-in 25000mAh battery, it’ll keep your iPhone or iPad charged while off the grid. Looking for other green deals? Check out our daily roundup which has a solar-powered outdoor light, smart thermostat, and more for your energy-saving enjoyment. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily. Amazon – the best deals on just about anything from Bluetooth speakers and headphones, to kitchen a...

Best Drones for Kids: Everything You Need to Know 2019

Kids toy technology has moved so fast in the last few years, from Electronic Pets to Hoverboards, it really feels like we are living in the future now. Another piece of tech which is a popular gift for children is flying drones which they can control with a remote or even an app on their smartphone. Flying toys have always been popular – think of the joy a simple paper airplane brings, so imagine their joy at being able to control a drone in the air and take photos high above the ground. Now drones can be an expensive hobby, some models can run into the thousands so you wouldn’t want your child to take control of a model like that. Luckily, the technology has gotten a lot cheaper and there are now many models which cater to smaller budgets and are actually aimed at younger pilots. These toy drones will still provide hours of fun but they are lighter and easier to control and will not break your budget in the event of getting lost or damaged. That is where today’s guide comes in. We have researched all the available options on the market, pouring over specifications and technical manuals as well as getting hands-on with the featured models, lots of fun was had! Here we have picke...

If you grow up around a small engineering business you are likely to gain something of

If you grow up around a small engineering business you are likely to gain something of an appreciation for power tools. You’ll see them of all ages, sizes, manufacturers, and technologies. When thinking of the power tools constantly on hand in the workshop of a blacksmith like my dad for instance, I’m instantly seeing a drill and an angle grinder. The drill that most comes to mind is a Makita mains powered hand drill, and given that I remember the day he bought it to replace his clapped-out Wolf in 1976, it has given phenomenal service over four decades and continues to do so. Of course, the Makita isn’t the only drill in his possession. A variety of others of different sizes and speeds have come and gone over the years, and there is always one at hand for any given task. The other one I’d like to single out is I think the most recent acquisition, a Bosch cordless model he bought several years ago. It’s similar in size and capabilities to the Makita save for its bulky battery pack, and it is a comparably decent quality tool. So, we have two drills, both of similar size, and both of decent quality. One is from the mid 1970s, the other from the end of the last decade. One is a ver...

Best bathroom weight scales – top digital and smart scale options for 2019

Whether you’re on a weight loss journey or just more interested in keeping tabs on your physical health; these are the best bathroom scales you can invest in to make monitoring your stats easier. As the rest of the world becomes digitised; it should be no surprise that we no longer have to watch a needle flicker between numbers for minutes at a time. Devices today will not only tell us how much we weigh, now they’ll measure other important statistics about our bodies including fat percentage, bone density and even our level of hydration. For the most part, what most of us need is an accurate scale that’s easy to use, and won’t take up loads of room in your bathroom. Below we’ve outlined the best scales on the market; so whether you’re on your own fitness journey or just want to keep track of your overall health – we’ve got you covered. Top of our list is the Tanita scale, which boasts enough features to keep you fully in the loop about your overall health. The scales have integrated Bluetooth technology so you can easily connect to your ‘My Tanita App’ compatible with iOS and Android phones. The LCD screen is easy to r...

Motorcycle Exhaust System Market – Market Trends, Estimates, Market Size, Share, and Forecast 2019-2025

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