Hackaday editors Tom Nardi and Elliot Williams bring you up to speed on the most interesting stories of the week. Hackaday’s Remoticon and Germany’s Chaos Communication Congress are virtual again this year, but the Vintage Computer Festival will be live. We’ll also talk about ocean-going drones, the recreation of an old-school light bulb with a potato peeler, cheap smart watches with hidden potential, and sanding down shady modules to figure out just how you’ve been scammed. Stick around for some thoughts on turning real-estate signs into a handy prototyping material, and to find out why some very impressive Soviet tech is getting the boot from America’s space program.
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Episode 139 Show Notes:
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 rare Hackaday Podcast T-shirt.
News This Week:
- Hackaday Remoticon: Tickets And T-Shirts!
- Vintage Computer Festival East Reboots This Weekend
- 2021 Chaos Communication Congress Cancelled
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- How Does A Sail Drone Bring Home Hurricane Footage In Record Time?
- Demonstrating ThermoAcoustics With The Rijke Tube
- Forget Digital Computing, You Need An Analog Computer
- A Glowing Potato Peeler Makes A Nernst Lamp
- Hackable Smart Watch Is Also Open Source
- Investigating A Defective USB Power Bank Module
- Tom’s Picks
- Elliot’s Picks: