Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams discuss the greatest hacks of the week that was. Antennas aren’t rocket science, so this week we really enjoyed a video that demystifies antenna designs and a project that tunes up the antennas on cheap wireless modules in the simplest of ways. Google’s in the news this week with the end to project Loon, and a dust-up with the volunteer package maintainers who have spent years making sure Chromium browser is in the Linux repos. Elliot is gaga for magic eye tubes and crazy musical instruments, while Mike is over the moon for a chain-based clock display. We close up the episode talking about the Concorde, and the math behind cable mechanisms.
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Episode 103 Show Notes:
New This Week:
- Google Loon’s Internet Balloons Come Back To Earth After A Decade In The Stratosphere
- What’s The Deal With Chromium On Linux? Google At Odds With Package Maintainers
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Fixing NRF24L01+ Modules Without Going (Too) Insane
- What Makes A Good Antenna?
- Custom Bite Sensor Replaces Keyboard Expression Pedal
- Meet The Magic Eye Vacuum Tube
- Chain Link Clock Drags Time Along
- When Appliance Hackers Hit The Music Scene
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- Elliot’s Picks: