The Starship Enterprise (no bloody A, B, C, or D) recently got a makeover. It was donated to the Smithsonian, and the workers at the Air and Space Museum took it apart and put it back together. Why? It’s the 50th anniversary of TOS. Hopefully the new show will be using some practical effects.
After years of trying, we’ve finally attained max buzzword. Here’s a pentesting hacker quadcopter drone, “a hacker’s laptop that can fly.” Why would anyone do this? Because, “You need to be close to the wireless signal to be able to read it. [Danger Drone] removes that barrier of physical access.” For just $500, you can do the same thing a coat hanger yagi can do. Amazing.
Q2 reports for 3D printer companies! Lulzbot is going gangbusters yet again. We’re looking at the greatest success of Open Source Hardware here. Stratasys, on the other hand, lost less money in Q2 2016. That’s their good news.
About a year ago, we heard about an LCD that was one inch high and ten inches long. That’s bizarre, but great for rackmount gear. The company behind this weird LCD is updating this weird and wonderful LCD and giving it touchscreen capability.
On this week’s edition of, ‘you’re going to cut your arm off with that thing’, here’s an angle grinder converted into a chainsaw.
A few weeks ago, we posted a link to this video, demonstrating an absurdly clever method for creating a mold for a fiberglass dome. You can just use a pendulum and a pile of dirt. Now, the mold for this fiberglass dome is complete. [J Mantzel] has already pulled 1/8th of his gigantic fiberglass sphere out of his mold, and there are only seven more to go. After that, he’ll find out if these sphere sections actually line up.
UK peeps! Hackaday and Tindie are doing a London Meetup! Details to come, but follow the event page on Hackaday.io.
I arrived in Vegas a day (or two) early for DEF CON. Instead of contemplating the banality of existence on the strip, I decided on a meetup at the grave of James T. Kirk. The meetup was a huge success. Walking two miles in 115° heat was not a great idea, but I didn’t die.
12 thoughts on “Hackaday Links: August 7, 2016”
King Arthur tools makes several sizes of chain saw based angle grinder wheels for wood carving. They scare me more than any tool I’ve ever used.
That is very interesting and I want a set.
I would probably try securing the grinder to my workbench; I don’t think I would feel comfortable holding the grinder with that attached.
P.S. I wish I knew the correct way to shrink an image.
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I fail to see how is that better then a purpose-made cheap electric chainsaw… they offer more power and a kickback guard.
If you want to nibble on wood with an angle grinder, use one of those special disks that have just one or 2 notches with a blade in it, they work splendidly and are heaps safer…
That LCD is interesting, now I have a potential touch screen for my arm, not not my ARM, my arm, oh yeah and probably my ARM too.
Why not make an ARM controlled forearm railgun and have an ARMed arm arm.
Because strapping a DIYed contraption with huge high.voltage caps to your arm…looks fun I’d rather pass :P
How about a very detailed POV display?
That display might be of use on the dash for carputer implementations.
Anyone think that several LCD strips instead of LEDs would work for an infinity table or lamp?
I’m considering purchase just to try…
that chainsaw looks familiar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS9noTFL620
It would not really surprise me to find one at yard sale by Black and Decker or Wolfcraft or some similar outfit, from the 60s and 70s when they wanted to make electric drill powered everythings.
I had a feeling the chainsaw would be Make it Extreme.
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