Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys get caught up on the week that was. People go to great lengths for video game saves, but this Pokemon hack that does hardware-based trade conversion between the Game Boy’s Pokemon 2 and Pokemon 3 is something else. Why do we still use batteries when super capacitors exist? They’re different components, silly, and work best at different things. Turns out you can study the atmosphere by sending radio waves through it, and that’s exactly what the ESA is doing… around Mars! And will machined parts become as easy to custom order as PCBs have become? This week we take a closer look at prototyping as a service.
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Episode 148 Show Notes:
What’s that Sound?
- That sound was mobs from Minecraft
- [Jort] was randomly drawn from 23 correct responses and wins the shirt!
- Hash any file to create a “random” number
- Try it with the Podcast Logo!
New This Week:
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Cracking The Spotify Code
- IPod, Therefore I Am: Looking Back At An Original IPod Prototype
- SuperCapacitors Vs Batteries Again
- Two Wire Sensors On LED Strips
- Bridging Game Worlds With The ‘Impossible’ Pokémon Trade
- Two Mars Orbiters Chatted For Atmospheric Science
- Elliot’s Picks
- Mike’s Picks: