Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams discuss our favorite hacks of the past week. We accidentally chose a theme, as most of the projects use lasers and are about machining work. We lead off with a really powerful laser that can directly etch circuit boards, only to be later outdone by an even more powerful laser using a chemistry trick to etch glass. We look at how to mix up your own rocket motors, bootstrap your own laser tag, and go down the rabbit hole of building tools for embedded development. The episode wraps up as we discuss what exactly NVMe is and where hardware hacking might take it.
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Episode 101 Show Notes:
- Elliot builds a workshop screen (kinda)
- Luggable PC
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Laser Blasts Out High-Quality PCBs
- Vertical Mill Completes Scrapyard Lathe Build
- DIY Laser Tag System Comes With All The Bells And Whistles
- Micromachining Glass With A Laser — Very, Very Slowly
- TabFS Makes Your Browser A File System
- It Isn’t Rocket Science — Wait, Maybe It Is
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