Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys dig through the most interesting hacks from the past week. On this episode we take a look at a portable power bank build that defies belief. We discuss an all-in-one SDR portable, messing with restaurant pagers, and the software that’s common to both of these pursuits. There’s a hopping robot that is one heck of a PID challenge, and another robot that does nothing but stare you down. We bring it on home with great articles on pianos with floppy disks, and that satellite cluster you should be watching for in the night sky.
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Episode 022 Show Notes:
New This Week:
- Elliot’s making mechanical keyboards and so is Kerry Scharfglass. Check out Kerry’s talk from KiCon:
- Mike’s been playing Zork on his phone using the Text Fiction app.
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Mobile SIGINT Hacking on a Civilian’s Budget
- Solder SMDs With A Pan O’ Sand
- Guide from commenter Tom G: Assembling PCBs With Surface Mount Components
- Motion Tracking Face Really Does Follow You Around The Roo
- One-Legged Robot Does the Hop
- Overengineering The Humble USB Power Bank
- Your Table Is Ready, Courtesy Of HackRF
- Elliot’s Picks:
- Mike’s Picks:
- Repairdown: Disklavier DKC500RW Control Unit
- See Starlink’s “Space Train” Before it Leaves the Station