Hackaday Podcast 076: Grinding Compression Screws, Scratching PCBs, And Melting Foam

Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys are enamored by this week’s fabrication hacks. There’s a PCB mill that isolates traces by scratching rather than cutting. You won’t believe how awesome this angle-cutter jig is at creating tapered augers for injection molding/extruding plastic. And you may not need an interactive way to cut foam, but the art from the cut pieces is more than a mere shadow of excellence. Plus we gab about a clever rotary encoder circuit, which IDE is the least frustrating, and the go-to tools for hard drive recovery.

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3 thoughts on “Hackaday Podcast 076: Grinding Compression Screws, Scratching PCBs, And Melting Foam

  1. “Cults are a thing of the past, we’re all about science and rationality now”
    Hahaha. Humans are just not rational creatures. Cults of one sort or the other will always be with us.

  2. Elliot, thank you for picking my LED ball project for one of your quick hacks. I was just listening to the Hackaday podcast on my evening walk when I heard you mention my project on the podcast! Cool. And you got Mike following the project too. Thanks again!

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