With our intrepid Editor in Chief Mike Szczys off being kind of a big deal in China, Managing Editor Elliot Williams is joined by Staff Writer Tom Nardi to talk about all the hacks that were fit to print over the past week. Join us as we talk about the wide world of custom mechanical keyboards, reviving a woefully antiquated display technology, building your own RC transmitter out of stuff you have laying around the lab, and the unexpected parallels between Pepto Bismol and rocket fuel. We’ll also look at what it takes to build a robust embedded system, and see if we can’t figure out a way to draw schematics worth looking at. Plus, hang around until the end of the episode to hear Mike interview the man instrumental in getting the ESP8266 to play nice with Arduino, and now running firmware for the ESP32.
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Episode 011 Show Notes:
New This Week:
- Mike updates us on his adventures in China:
- Hacker cons, old and new
- Expert Says Don’t Teach Kids to Code
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Elliot’s Picks:
- Retired Rideshare Scooter Skips the Reverse Engineering to Ride Again
- Mining Bitcoin on the ESP32 For Fun, Definitely Not Profit
(note: Elliot says “millions” — it’s “billions”.)
- Origami Gripper Is Great For Soft And Heavy Objects
- Tom’s Picks: