Hackaday Editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys geek out over the latest hacks. This week we saw a couple of clever CNC builds that leverage a great ESP32 port of GRBL. The lemonade-pitcher-based submarine project is everything you thought couldn’t work in an underwater ROV. Amazon’s newest Dot has its warranty voided to show off what 22 pounds gets you these days. And there’s a great tutorial on debugging circuits that grew out of a Fail of the Week. Plus, we get the wind knocked out of us with an ambitious launch schedule for airless automotive tires, and commiserate over the confusing world of USB-C.
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Episode 029 Show Notes:
New This Week:
- Mike’s prototyping a capacitive switch and LED hidden behind wood:
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Lego-Powered Sub Built In A Water Jug
- Taking A Peek Inside Amazon’s Latest Dot
- Lack Of Space Is No Longer An Excuse For Not Having A Pen Plotter
- A New KiCAD Tutorial Hits The Scene
- Fail Of The Week: The Arduino Walkie That Won’t Talkie
- Adreas Spiess on debugging:
- Elliot’s Picks:
- Mike’s Picks: