Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams recap a week of great hacks. You won’t want to miss the dynamometer Leo Fernekes built to measure the power output of his Sterling engine, which is also DIY. In this age of lithium-powered multirotors, it’s nice to step back and appreciate a hand-built rubberband-powered ornithopter.
We have a surprising amount to say about Python’s addition of the match statement (not be be confused with switch statements). And when it comes to electromechanical synth gear, it’s hard to beat a spinning tape-head sequencer.
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New This Week:
- Google v Oracle Ruling (PDF)
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- You Otter Be Able To Stream That Audio: Open Hardware Eclipses Chromecast Audio
- Fan-tastic Misuse Of Raspberry Pi GPIO
- Sixteen Channel Retro Rotary Fader
- Open Source Electric Vehicle Charging
- Flight Of The Pterothopter: A Jurassic-Inspired Ornithopter
- This Custom Dynamometer Is A Stirling Example Of Homebrewing
- Mike’s Picks
- Elliot’s Picks