Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams pick up on the neatest hacks you may have missed. We start off with another “What’s that Sound?” so put your geeky-ears to the test and win a Hackaday Podcast T-shirt. Here are a couple of classic hacks to bring you joy: music based on Markov chains, and a squiggly take on the classic Nokia game of snake. For the more hardcore science geeks we dive into the B Meson news coming out of CERN’s physics experiments. And after taking a detour in bristle-bot-based pen plotting, we unpack the hidden system of pipes that carry oil, gas, diesel, and more from the refinery to your region.
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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. (How limited? So far, limited to two. But I’m sure we’ll make another in a couple weeks.)
New This Week:
- 2021 Hackaday Prize: Rethink, Refresh, And Rebuild
- Siemens accelerates digital marketplace strategy with acquisition of Supplyframe
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Tiny DeLorean Made From Lighters Is A Total Gas
- A Phased-Array Ultrasonic 3D Scanner From Scratch
- Random Robot Makes Random Art
- Reverse-Engineering An Unknown Microcontroller In E Ink Displays
- Play Your Favorite Nokia Game On The Raspberry Pi Pico
- Making Minty Fresh Music With Markov Chains: The After Eight Step Sequencer
- Mike’s Picks
- Elliot’s Picks