Hackaday’s Mike Szczys is taking a bit of vacation this week, so Elliot is joined by Staff Writer Dan Maloney to talk about all the cool hacks and great articles that turned up this week. Things were busy, so there was plenty to choose from, but how would we not pick one that centers around strapping a jet engine to your back to rollerskate without all that pesky exercise? And what about a light bulb that plays Doom – with a little help, of course. We’ll check out decals you can make yourself and why the custom keyboard crowd might want to learn that skill, learn about the other “first computer”, and learn how a little radiation might be just what it takes to save an endangered species.
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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 four. But I’m sure we’ll make another in a couple weeks.)
New This Week:
- Mike’s on vacation
- The Mystery of Betelgeuse’s Great Dimming Has Officially Been Solved!
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Waterslide Decals For Wingding Keycaps
- Roller Skating, Wile E. Coyote-Style
- Review: Battery Spot Welders, Why You Should Buy A Proper Spot Welder
- Fit Your LCDs With Lenses For That Vintage CRT Look
- 2:3 Scale VT100 Terminal Gets Closer To Its Roots
- A Smart Light Bulb Running Doom Is A Pretty Bright Idea
- Dan’s Picks
- Elliot’s Picks: