Hackaday Editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys dive into the most interesting hacks of the week. Confused by USB-C? So are we, and so is the Raspberry Pi 4. Learning VGA is a lot easier when abstract concepts are unpacked onto a huge breadboard using logic chips and an EEPROM. Adding vision to a prosthetic hand makes a lot of sense when you start to dig into possibilities of this Hackaday Prize entry. And Elliot gets nostalgic about Counter-Strike, the game that is a hack of Half-Life, grew to eclipse a lot of other shooters, and is now 20 years old.
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Episode 027 Show Notes:
New This Week:
- The European Galileo satellite positioning was down last weekend. The culprit is likely to be a single point of failure on the clock synchronization system. Everyone just used GPS for a few days.
- Alan Turing To Be The Face Of Fifty Quid
- You can put custom ROMs on Amazon tablets now:
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Lessons Learned From An Art Installation Build
- Pushing Pixels To A Display With VGA Without A PC
- Photochromic Screen Makes For An Interesting Clock
- Great servo clock hack from the same person: A Word Clock, The Hard Way
- Using IR to “erase” phosphorescent displays, explained in 1911: 1911ApJ….34..173I Page 173
- Record Player Display Sans POV
- Persistence Of Phosphorescence Clock Displays YouTube Stats Too
- A Power Bank For Soldering On The Go
- 3D Printed Prosthesis Reads Your Mind, Sees With Its Hand
- Jigsaw Motor Uses PCB Coils For Radial Flux
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