Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys walk through the past week in hackerdom. There’s a new jargon quiz! Do you know what astrictive robotic prehension means? We look at the $50 Ham series, omni-wheeled pen plotting robots, a spectrum of LED hacks, LEGO CNC for chocolate rework, and grinding lenses with a CNC mill. In the “can’t miss” category are fingerprinting 3D Printers, and how NASA designs far beyond the stated life of an engineering project.
Links for all discussed on the show are found below. As always, join in the comments as we’ll be watching those as we work on next week’s episode!
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Episode 010 Show Notes:
New This Week:
- Elliot recorded and edited an absolutely fantastic soundscape at Make Munich which aired at about 43:30 into Episode 9
- Do You Know Where Your Drone Is Headed? HJWYDK Article Explores Limits Of MEMS Sensors
- New column series: The 50 Ham: Getting Your Ticket Punched
- Look Ma No Glue Electrostatic Adhesion As If By Magic
- Jargon quiz: astrictive robotic prehension
- Hackaday Headed to China!
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Twelve Channels Of LEDs Give RRRRGGGGBBBB Light
- A Nurse Call System Becomes Turing Complete
- Omni Wheels Move This CNC Plotter
- Watch This LEGO Pantograph Carve Chocolate Messages
- OpenSCAD Gives You Parametric Boxes
- Make XKCD Style Plots From Python
- Ted Yapo’s Supercon Talk
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