Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams unpack great hacks of the past week. We loves seeing the TIL311 — a retro display in a DIP package — exquisitely recreated with SMD electronics and resin casting. You might never need to continuously measure the diameter of your 3D printer filament, but just in case there’s a clever hall-effect sensor mechanism for that. Both of us admire the work being done in the FPGA realm and this week we saw a RISC-V core plumbed into quite the FPGA stack to run a version of Doom originally played on 486 computers. And we’re getting excited for the three ring circus of engineering acrobatics that will land NASA’s Perseverance rover on the surface of Mars next week.
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Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- A Modern Homage To The TIL311 Display
- Ice40 Runs DOOM
- Actually, it was 32 kB on a 16 kB CoCo now that I think about it. Sorry.
- Motor Controller Reverse Engineering Releases Smoke
- Simple Sensor Makes Filament Measurements A Snap
- And Hall Effect is the voltage perpendicular to the main current. I said current. Oops.
- Raspberry Pi Takes Over Volvo’s Integrated LCD
- 3D Printer? Laser Cutter? CNC? Yes, Please
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