That’s right! I’m talking about tech tanks. If you’re like me and have an iPhone, Android, or other mobile device, I’m guessing you’ve been a bit too quick to jump into the smartphone or tablet market. I’ve learned from my mistakes, and this week, I’m going to help you out with a tech tank hack.
Tech tanks, or what some people call apps like the one you see in the photo above, are just apps that can help you control your mobile device. They allow you to do things like turn on your car’s headlights or adjust the volume. They also allow you to check your email or play games like Angry Birds. So if youre a game junkie, or you just want to be, then you can turn your phone into a giant controller.
Tech tanks are more or less the same thing as hacking: you can hack your phone into a much bigger controller than your computer. If youre looking to be a badass hacker, then a Tech Tank is about as close to a hacker as you can get.
Tech Tanks are essentially a bit of programming that you can download onto your phone. They’re so easy to use that you can turn your phone into a hackable computer without even getting your hands wet. Basically, that means you can use your phone to do things that only computers can do, and even control them. The only problem is that you can’t use the phone for anything more than basic phone functions, like text messaging or making calls.
The only reason I started digging into tech tanks is because I got really frustrated with the lack of options in the app store, particularly around programming. The most popular choice for a Tech Tank, and one that I’ve been using for years at my work, was a program called the Arduino. The Arduino is a small, easy-to-use microcontroller that you can solder together to make your own devices.
Its use for programming is limited almost exclusively to the electronics field, but the fact that the Arduino is so easy to program that most people can do it for free is pretty cool. I have an Arduino kit on my desk right now, and it’s a great way to start learning about electronics.
Like many Arduino-based projects, the Tech Tank uses an Arduino to control lights, cameras, fans, and other Arduino-powered devices. Most importantly, it uses the Arduino’s serial communication to connect to a server and send commands to the various devices. It’s a very simple setup. And because the Arduino is so easy to use, it’s also super-easy to troubleshoot.
The Tech Tank is a cheap way to get started building your own cool gadgets. The kit comes complete with a micro USB cable, a USB power supply, and an Arduino board. There are also some very cool accessories including a USB to serial adapter, a serial interface for the Arduino, and a programmer for programming your Arduino in any of the popular languages. The kit is available for purchase for only $19.95.
If you want to get really creative, you can make your own DIY gadgets by purchasing and using the kits and accessories offered. The Tech Tank kit comes with one of the basic kits for the Arduino, but you can also purchase this kit for $9.95. The included cable has a 10/120 speed USB connector and comes with 3.5mm jack.
Most of the kits come with a USB micro-Dock that plugs into your computer and lets you program your Arduino board. The kit also comes with an Arduino Uno or an Arduino Mega, which will let you program your board using the included programming cable. You can also use the included programmer to program the board in the most popular Arduino programming languages.