Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams discuss the latest hacks from around the Internet. 3D-Printed linear rails don’t sound like a recipe for a functional CNC machine but there was one this week that really surprised us. We were delighted by the procedurally generated music from a $0.03 microcontroller inside of an RCA plug (the clever flexible PCB may be the coolest part of that one). There’s an interesting trick to reverse engineering Bluetooth comms of Android apps by running in a VM and echoing to WireShark. And we look at what the buzz is all about with genetically engineered mosquito experiments taking place down in the Florida Keys.
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What’s that Sound?
Tell us your answer for this week’s “What’s that sound?”. Next week on the show we’ll randomly draw one name from the correct answers to win a limited-edition Hackaday Podcast T-shirt. (Thus far limited to zero, but we’ll make you one!)
New This Week:
- Look Out Below! China’s Heavy-Lift Rocket Due For Uncontrolled Reentry Within Days
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- RCA Plug Plays Sixteen-Minute Chiptune Piece, All By Itself
- Soundbar Bested By Virtual Android Bluetooth Sniffer
- Reverse Engineering Self-Powered Wireless Switches
- An Arduino With A Floppy Drive
- I2C Paper Tape Reader Is Not What You Think
- A $50 CNC
- Mike’s Picks
- Elliot’s Picks