Editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys catch up on the past week in hackerdom. It seems as if we’re in a golden age of machine building as an incredible rocker-bogie rover is built to transport a child and mechanical simplicity automates the wet cat food dispensing process. We marvel at the ability to use G-code to decorate eggs (them being curvy in more than one direction and all). The we contemplate the ability to build and start a motor which will continue to run long after your own life ends. And perhaps it’s time to add more layers to your PCB design playbook.
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Episode 012 Show Notes:
New This Week:
- Mike just got back from China and Vietnam
- Easter Egg decorating robots
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Magnetic Bearings Might Keep this Motor Spinning for Millennia
- Building A Turbocharger Turbojet
- Automated Cat Feeder Handles Wet Food With Aplomb
- Kid Rover Is Six Wheels Of Awesome
- From the same hacker, The Omni Wheel Robot Series is also well worth watching
- Tucoplexing: A New Charliplex for Buttons and Switches
- Full Motion Video And 3D Graphics Make This Genesis Demo Pop
- Mike’s Picks:
- Elliot’s Picks:
- Can You Live Without the WS2812?
- Stuck Designing Two-Layer PCBs? Give Four Layers a Try!