Hackaday Podcast 006: Reversing IPod Screens, Hot Isotopes, We <3 Parts, And Biometric Toiletseats

What’s the buzz in the hackersphere this week? Hackaday Editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys recap their favorite hacks and articles from the past seven days. In Episode Six we cover an incredible reverse engineering effort Mike Harrison put in with iPod nano replacement screens. We dip our toes in the radioactive world of deep-space power sources, spend some time adoring parts and partsmakers, and take a very high-brow look at toilet-seat technology. In our quickfire hacks we discuss coherent sound (think of it as akin to laminar flow, but for audio), minimal IDEs for embedded, hand-tools for metalwork, and the little ESP32 bot that could.

Links for all discussed on the show are found below. As always, join in the comments below as we’ll be watching those as we work on next week’s episode!

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!

Direct download (60 MB or so.)

Episode 6 Show Notes:

New This Week:

  • Elliot found some great hardware second hand:
  • Mike is headed to China in March and wants recommendations of what to do there and what might make interesting Hackaday articles
    • Will be attending Electronica China in Shanghai
    • Planning to go to a Seeed Studios meetup in Shenzhen
    • Will stop by Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam and hang out with Sean Boyce for a Hackaday meetup
    • Unfortunately, the Lucky Knot bridge is 1,000 km from where he’ll be
    • Leave a comment below with your suggestions for geek culture and other things of interest in those cities

Interesting Hacks of the Week:


Can’t-Miss Articles:

2 thoughts on “Hackaday Podcast 006: Reversing IPod Screens, Hot Isotopes, We <3 Parts, And Biometric Toiletseats

  1. One of the places that you can hang out in Saigon is the Tous les jours chain of sweets and treats. The sweets over there are delicious and you can enjoy it with a side of “Cafe sua da” (iced coffee with condensed milk).

    Not that we don’t have TLJ in the US but it just doesn’t feel the same here.

    For lunch and dinner just get a beer because it’s going to be hot as hell and everything will taste good with beer.

    I don’t have particular places that I can suggest you to visit but I can crowd source some friends for suggestions. I am sure your friend there knows good restaurants and places as well.

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