Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys look at all that’s happening in hackerdom. This week we dive deep into super-accurate clock chips, SPI and microcontroller trickery, a new (and cheap) part on the microcontroller block, touch-sensitive cloth, and taking a home X-ray to the third dimension. We’re saying our goodbyes to the magnificent A380, looking with skepticism on the V2V tech known as DSRC, and also trying to predict weather with automotive data. And finally, what’s the deal with that growing problem of electronic waste?
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Episode 007 Show Notes:
New This Week:
- Inefficient Neopixel Control Solved With Hardware Hackery
- Ask Hackaday Is There A Legit Use For Operator Precedence?
- Building A 1/4W Laser Pointer In A Tiny Housing
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Casio Watch Gets A Mems Oscillator Upgrade
- How To Program A Really Cheap Microcontroller
- Custom Firmware For Cheap Fitness Trackers
- DIY X-Ray Machine Becomes CT Scanner
- Ambitious Homebrew X Ray Machine Reveals What Lies Within
- Fran Piernas’ X-Ray Build Project
- Fran hosted this week’s Hack Chat on X-Ray and High Voltage
- You Are Your Own Tactile Feedback
- Mike’s Picks:
- Elliot’s Picks: