Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys marvel at the awesome hacks from the past week. We had way too much fun debating whether a wind-powered car can travel faster than the wind, and whether or not you can call that sailing. Low-temperature desoldering was demystified: it’s the bismuth! And we saw a camera gimbal solve the problem of hand tremor during soldering. Ford just wants to become your PowerWall. And the results are in from NASA’s mission to spin mice up in a centrifuge on the ISS.
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Episode 122 Show Notes:
- We had twenty correct answers, it was the sounds of Starcraft.
- Congratulations to [Omer] who was chosen with the roll of a D20 from the correct responses and sent a Hackaday Podcast shirt.
- Check out this strange D20 from Elliot’s wife’s dice bag.
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Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Sailing Faster Than The Wind Itself
- Aquarium Plotter Shows Sisyphish’s Submerged Sand Stripes
- An ALU As A Desktop Calculator Has Stunning Style From Days Gone By
- Soldering Iron Plus Camera Gimbal Helps Cancel Out Hacker’s Hand Tremors
- Triangle Tiles Form Blinky Networks Using Clever Interconnects
- Make Your Desoldering Easier By Minding Your Own Bismuth
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