Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams review a great week in the hacking world. There’s an incredible 4k projector build that started from a broken cellphone, a hand-cranked player (MIDI) piano, and a woeful story of clipboard vulnerabilities found in numerous browsers and browser-based apps. Plus you’ll love the field-ready solder splice that works like a strike-on box match (reminiscent of using thermite to weld railroad rail) and we spend some time marveling at the problem of finding power cuts on massive grid systems.
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Episode 073 Show Notes:
New This Week:
- Developing Android Apps with Kotlin
- Mike was working on an android app during time off last week
- What’s The Deal With Snap Packages?
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Less Rock, More Roll: A MIDI Barrel Piano
- VGA Framegrabber Built From Scratch
- Strike A Solder Joint Behind Enemy Lines
- A True 4K Projector From Scrap eBay Components
- Message In A Bottle: Bicycle Trailer On A Mission
- Copy And Paste Deemed Insecure
- Mike’s Picks:
- Elliot’s Picks:
- Hands On With A Batteryless E-Paper Display
- Ask Hackaday: Is Our Power Grid Smart Enough To Know When There’s No Power?