Hackaday Podcast 002: Curious Gadgets And The FPGA Brain Trust

In this week’s podcast, editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys look back on favorite hacks and articles from the week. Highlights include a deep dive in barn-door telescope trackers, listening in on mains power, the backstory of a supercomputer inventor, and crazy test practices with new jet engine designs. We discuss some of our favorite circuit sculptures, and look at a new textile-based computer and an old server-based one.

This week, a round table of who’s-who in the Open Source FPGA movement discusses what’s next in 2019. David Shah, Clifford Wolf, Piotr Esden-Tempski, and Tim Ansell spoke with Elliot at 35C3.

Take a look at the links below if you want to follow along, and as always, tell us what you think about this episode in the comments!

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8 thoughts on “Hackaday Podcast 002: Curious Gadgets And The FPGA Brain Trust

      1. It’s even harder going in reverse! Imagine a person saying their name is “Mike Stitch” and then asking you how to spell it.

        Indeed, this was used as the quiz-question for a giveaway two years ago at the Supercon. People were yelling out every imaginable combination of xyzzy. The eventual winner had to look it up online.

        I have Mike’s name in my personal autocorrect dictionary. I just type “sz” and hit tab to autocomplete. True story. Try that with Williams!

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