Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys marvel at the hacks that surfaced over the past week. An eye-popping webcam hack comes in the form of an animatronic that gives that camera above your screen an eyeball to look around, an eyelid to blink with, and the skin, eyelashes, and eyebrow to complete the illusion (and make us shudder at the same time).
Dan did a deep dive on Zinc Flu — something to avoid when welding parts that contain zinc, like galvanized metals. A robot arm was given a chainsaw, leading to many hijinks; among them the headache of path planning such a machine. And we got to hear a really awesome story about resurrecting a computer game lost to obscurity, by using one of the main tools of the copyright office.
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Episode 114 Show Notes:
New This Week:
- Sixty Years Ago Today: Yuri Gagarin Becomes The First Human In Space
- Space Shuttle Program: 40th Anniversary Of The First Launch Of Columbia
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- CNC Chainsaw
- Alien Art Drawn With Surprisingly Simple Math
- Eyecam Is Watching You In Between Blinks
- Keep Coffee Warm Through Induction Heating
- LED Brightness Adjustment Uses Itself As Sensor
- Exhuming An Ancient Game From A Government Warehouse
- Elliot’s Picks
- Mike’s Picks