Hackaday Editors take a look at all of the interesting uses of technology that pop up on the internet each week. Topics cover a wide range like bending consumer electronics to your will, designing circuit boards, building robots, writing software, 3D printing interesting objects, and using machine tools. Get your fix of geeky goodness from new episodes every Friday morning.
Raspberry Pi Microcontroller, Microphone Killswitch, and a 45-Degree 3D-Printer
Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys sift through a week of excellent hacks. Big news is the Raspberry Pi microcontroller. And Amazon added a nice little hardware disable circuit for the microphone in the Echo Flex -- a rather extreme teardown shows how they did it. Plus we talk about an open source long-range RC protocol, wall-sized pen plotter art, and a 3D printer that angles the nozzle to avoid needing support.
Lasering and Milling Absolutely Everything
Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams discuss our favorite hacks of the past week. We accidentally chose a theme, as most of the projects use lasers and are about machining work. We lead off with a really powerful laser that can directly etch circuit boards, only to be outdone by an even more powerful laser using a chemistry trick to etch glass. We look at how to mix up your own rocket motors, bootstrap your own laser tag, and go down the rabbit hole of building tools for embedded development.
Arduino Plays CDs, Virtual Reality in the 60s, and Magical Linear Actuators
Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys kick off the first episode of the new year with the best hacks the internet has to offer. There's a deep dive into water-level sensing using a Christmas tree as an excuse. We ooh and ah over turning a CD-ROM drive into a CD player (miraculous tech of the previous century?). The episode finishes up with a discussion of the constantly moving goal posts of virtual reality.
Our Hundredth Episode! Denture Synth, OLED Keycaps, and SNES Raytracing
Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams celebrate the 100th episode! It's been a pleasure to marvel each week at the achievements of awesome people and this is no different. This week there's a spinning POV display that solves pixel density and clock speed in very interesting ways. A macro keyboard made of OLED screens gives us a "do want" moment. We wrap up the last episode of 2020 with a dive into ballpoint pens and solar racers.
China's Moon Rocks, Antikythera Revelations, Creality vs Octoprint, and RC Starship
Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Tom Nardi host this week. We'll learn how old VHS tapes can be turned into filament for your 3D printer, and realize that the best way to learn about a 2,000 year old computer is to make one yourself. Hobby grade RC gear stands in for SpaceX's Mars spacecraft, and a manufacturer of 3D printers attempts to undercut a popular open source project.
We 3 MicroMice, the Case of the Missing Drones, and 3D Prints Tested for Rocketry and Food Prep
Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams round up the latest hardware hacks. This week we check out the latest automation -- a wire stripping robot that uses standard strippers. Put on your rocket scientist hat and watch what happens in a 3D-printed rocket combustion chamber. Small robots are so easy to love, this micromouse is the size of a coin. And whatever happened to those drone sightings at airports? We talk about all that, and round up the episode with Hyperloop, and Xiaomi thermometers.
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