Hackaday Editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys talk turkey on the latest hacks. Random numbers, art, and electronic geekery combine into an entropic masterpiece. We saw Bart Dring bring new life to a cool little multi-pen plotter from the Atari age. Researchers at UCSD built a very very very slow soft robot, and a broken retrocomputer got a good dose of the space age. A 555 is sensing earthquakes, there’s an electric motor that wants to drop into any vehicle, and did you know someone used to have to read the current time into the telephone ad nauseam?
Take a look at the links below if you want to follow along, and as always tell us what you think about this episode in the comments!
Take a look at the links below if you want to follow along, and as always, tell us what you think about this episode in the comments!
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Episode 042 Show Notes:
New This Week:
- Hackaday Superconference is nigh!
- Elliot is once again setting up a Hackaday Assembly at 36C3 (2019 Chaos Communications Congress)
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Retro Hardware Plots Again Thanks To Grbl And ESP32
- Electricity Makes Soft Robotics More Like Us Meatbags
- Godot Machine Is The Project You’ve Been Waiting For
- TI-99/4A KSP Controller Has A Handle On Vintage NASA Styling
- Simple Seismic Sensor Makes Earthquake Detection Personal
- Solenoid Engine Adds Three “Pistons”
- Elliot’s Picks:
- Mike’s Picks: