Hackaday Podcast Ep10 – XKCD Graphs, Turing Complete Meta Computers, False Finger Printing 3D Printers, and Jargon

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.

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6 thoughts on “Hackaday Podcast Ep10 – XKCD Graphs, Turing Complete Meta Computers, False Finger Printing 3D Printers, and Jargon

  1. (As always) Awesome podcast! Last semester I had to programm an omni wheel robot in uni and wrote a scripting language to code it’s path. I should ask if I can get it again to make that plotting thing, too!

    PS: Elliot your american accent is not that bad when you speak german (atleast it wasnt at the 35c3 assembly). It really isn’t. It is obvious that you are american, but your german is fine (just the normal mistakes every foreigner does and a few missing words)

      1. Eventhough it is my work, I gotta ask my Prof if I can publish that code, since it was some uni related stuff. Don’t know why he wouldn’t allow it, but i’ll just ask anyways and then it would probably have a good place on hackaday.io since I had to write a quite extensive documentation.

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