Hackaday Editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams opine on the coolest hacks we saw this week. This episode is heavy with 3D printing as Prusa released a new, smaller printer, printed gearboxes continue to impress us with their power and design, hoverboards are turned into tanks, and researchers suggest you pour used coffee grounds into your prints. Don’t throw out those “toy” computers, they may be hiding vintage processors. And we have a pair of fantastic articles that cover the rise and fall of forest fire watchtowers, and raise the question of where all those wind turbine blades will go when we’re done with them.
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Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Coffee Makes 3D Printing Better
- Gutted Hoverboard Becomes Formidable Track-Drive Robot
- You should really watch Niklas and Jan Henrik’s talk on hoverboard hacking for all the details
- Not All 7-Segment Displays Are Electronic
- A (Mostly) 3D Printed Servo/Gear Reduction
- Turning Old Toggle Switches Into Retro-Tech Showpieces
- Repurposing A Toy Computer From The 1990s
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