Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys sift through a week of excellent hacks. Big news is of course the Raspberry Pi microcontroller which Elliot had a few weeks to play around with on the bench before the announcement — it has some fascinating programmable modules (PIO) built in! Philips designed an LED light bulb that under-drives the LEDs for efficiency and long life. And Amazon added a nice little hardware disable circuit for the microphone in the Echo Flex — a rather extreme teardown shows how they did it. Plus we talk about an open source long-range RC protocol, wall-sized pen plotter art, and a 3D printer that angles the nozzle to avoid needing support.
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New This Week:
- All Remoticon workshop videos have now been published: 2020 Hackaday Remoticon
- Here are some of our favorites:
- Keynote: Alfred Jones Talks About the Challenges of Designing Fully Self-Driving Vehicles
- Remoticon Video: Circuit Sculpture Workshop
- Remoticon Video: Learning The Basics Of Software-Defined Radio (SDR)
- Remoticon Video: Learn How To Hack A Car With Amith Reddy
- Remoticon Video: How To Reverse Engineer A PCB
- Remoticon Video: Basics Of RF Emissions Debugging Workshop
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- 3D Printing Without Support Material Thanks To An Additional Axis
- LEDs From Dubai: The Royal Lights You Can’t Buy
- Pen Plotter Draws Maps Directly On The Wall
- Is Your Echo Flex Listening?
- ExpressLRS: Open Source, Low Latency, Long Range RC Protocol
- 3D Printing Air Filter System Does A Lot
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- Mike’s Picks: