Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams catch up on a week’s worth of hacks. Get a grip on robot hands: there’s an eerily human one on offer this week. If you’re doing buck/boost converter design, the real learning is in high-frequency design patterns that avoid turning your circuits into unintentional radiators. Those looking for new hobbies might want to take up autonomous boat racing. We saw a design that’s easy enough to print on the average 3D printer — and who doesn’t want to build their own jet boat? We’ll wrap up the episode by digging into magnesium sources, and by admiring the number of outfits who are rolling their own silicon these days.
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Episode 143 Show Notes:
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Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Taking A Stroll Down Uncanny Valley With The Artificial Muscle Robotic Arm
- Waterjet-Powered Speedboat For Fun And Research
- Modified Toggle Switches Grace Hyper-Detailed Cockpit Simulator Panels
- Malamud’s General Index: Research Gist, No Slap On The Wrist
- This Smart Watch Keeps An Eye On Ambient CO2 Levels
- EMC Tutorial Puts You In The Loop
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