Hackaday Podcast 092: Orbital Data By Mail, Human Flight On Styrofoam Wings, And Seven Shades Of E-Ink

Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys catch the best hacks you may have missed. This week we look at the new Raspberry Pi 400, use computer vision to get ready for geeky Christmas, and decypher a negative-space calendar. We get an answer to the question of what happens if you scale up a styrofoam airplane to human-size. Facebook is locking down VR headset, will hackers break them free? And take an excellent stroll down memory lane to find out what it was like to be a space-obsessed ham at the dawn of personal computers.

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4 thoughts on “Hackaday Podcast 092: Orbital Data By Mail, Human Flight On Styrofoam Wings, And Seven Shades Of E-Ink

  1. Loved the story about the pumpkins but even more valuable was the link leading to the house mapping and projection technique. That site was EXTREMELY well documented in terms of the tools required to turn the front of your house into essentially a projection screen for tons of holiday fun. That project is now on my permanent “Oh my, yet another awesome Hackaday project I need to try” list!

  2. Dang I keep missing a lot lately, I might be forced to start listening to these LOL. Misunderstood the headline though, thought you were talking human [i]powered[/i] flight, thought someone had figured out how to superaerate styrofoam yet fill it with kevlar/graphene/insertfavewondermaterialhere for super lightness and strength. Though of course foam can be used in “real” aeroplanes, Rutan was doing it in the 70s and many homebuilders followed.

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