Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys pan for gold in a week packed with technological treasure. The big news is Apple/Google are working on contact tracing using BTLE. From adoption, to privacy, to efficacy, there’s a lot to unpack here and many of the details have yet to take shape. Of course the episode also overflows with great hacks like broken-inductor bike chain sensors, parabolic basketball backboards, bizarre hose clamp tools, iron-on eTextile trials, and hot AM radio towers. We finish up discussing the greatest typing device that wasn’t, and the coming and going of the COBOL crisis.
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Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- A Jaw-Dropping Demo In Only 256 Bytes
- A Dangerous Demonstration Of The Power Of Radio
- Roll Your Own Automation With ESPHome
- Rapid Prototyping System Gives Wheels To Wearables
- A Broken Inductor As A Bike Chain Sensor
- Couldn’t find my link. I was thinking of an old magnet-backed solenoid chain sensor. If you find it, let me know!
- A Basketball Hoop That Never Lets You Brick
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