Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys flap their gums about all the great hacks of the week. Something as simple as a wheel can be totally revolutionary, as we saw with a white cane mod for the visually impaired which adds an omniwheel that knows where it’s going. We enjoyed the collection of great hacks from all over the community that went into a multi-two-liter water rocket build. You’ll hear Elliot and Mike’s great debate about the origin of comments in computer code. And we spend plenty of time joking around about the worlds longest airplane flight (it was in a tiny Cessna and lasted over two months!)
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Episode 142 Show Notes:
What’s that Sound?
- That sound was the Swish Rhapsody number station
- [Bobert] was randomly drawn from 24 correct responses and wins the shirt!
New This Week:
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Fast Indoor Robot Watches Ceiling Lights, Instead Of The Road
- Tricky Screw Heads Have Disappearing Slots
- Building A Water Rocket That Lands Via Parachute
- Foam and two-stage experiments
- U.S. Water Rockets – Water Rocket Designs, Construction, and Experiments
- Tomy Timers: Where to get them, Construction, Operation and Adjustment
- How to make a Clark Cable Tie Launcher Release
- Tutorial: How to build a huge water rocket [3/5] – Pressure test and assembly – YouTube
- Modified Car Alternator Powers Speedy DIY E-Bike
- Simple Electronic Hacks Inspire Doing More With Less
- Omni-Wheeled Cane Steers The Visually-Impaired Away From Obstacles
- Elliot’s Picks
- Mike’s Picks: