Hackaday Podcast 036: Camera Rig Makes CNC Jealous, Become Your Own Time Transmitter, Pi HiFi With 80s Vibe, DJ Xiaomi

Hackaday Editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys work their way through a fantastic week of hacks. From a rideable tank tread to spoofing radio time servers and from tune-playing vacuum cleaners to an epic camera motion control system, there’s a lot to get caught up on. Plus, Elliot describes frequency counting while Mike’s head spins, and we geek out on satellite optics, transistor-based Pong, and Jonathan Bennett’s weekly security articles.

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5 thoughts on “Hackaday Podcast 036: Camera Rig Makes CNC Jealous, Become Your Own Time Transmitter, Pi HiFi With 80s Vibe, DJ Xiaomi

  1. Have you guys thought about dedicating part of your podcast episodes to a deep dive (or deep-ish dive) into particular topics? Like LoRA, or the Teensy boards, or temperature sensors, or Lidar, or whatever — what it is, what it’s for, what it costs, some recent Hackaday articles on projects that used it, how to get started, etc.

    Something to gather together content that shares a theme but may be spread over time (vs. current approach that is the reverse)

    1. Interesting.

      We kinda think of the podcast as our opportunity to showcase the articles that came out in the week that you really shouldn’t miss, y’know, just in case you don’t spend every waking hour logged in to Hackaday…

      But a “best of [topic here]” type show could be cool too. We’ve thought of doing something similar, like our all-time favorite hacks or something. This would be another cool variation. I like.

        1. Oh dear… I’m always looking to convert more and more people to typing hackaday.com into an address bar first thing each morning. You’ve got to at least scroll through the headlines each day, right? ;-)

          Glad you’re enjoying the show. We’re having a ton of fun doing it and happy for the feedback. Thanks!

      1. Glad you like the idea. I think it would make for a valuable learning experience to get people up to speed on particular technologies.

        I listen to all the podcasts (and browse through the Hackaday RSS feed and read articles that interest me) but often feel like I am missing the forest for the trees on many topics.

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