Join Hackaday Editor-in-Chief Elliot Williams and Managing Editor Tom Nardi on another whirlwind tour of the week’s top stories, hacks, and projects. We start off with some breaking Linux security news, and then marvel over impeccably designed pieces of hardware ranging from a thrifty Z table for the K40 laser cutter to a powerful homebrew injection molding rig. The finer technical points of a USB device that only stores 4 bytes at a time will be discussed, and after taking an interactive tour through the internals of the 555 timer, we come away even more impressed by the iconic 50 year old chip. We’ll wrap things up by speculating wildly about all the bad things that can happen to floating solar panels, and then recite some poetry that you can compile into a functional computer program should you feel so inclined.
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Episode 153 Show Notes:
News This Week:
What’s that Sound?
- This week’s sound was Atari Punk console. Congratulations to [Justinh24]!
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Laser Z-Axis Table Comes Into Focus
- Reverse Engineering: Trash Printer Gives Up Its Control Panel Secrets
- Tiny Homemade Injection Molder
- DIY “Solid State Drive” Puts Four Bytes In Your Pocket
- 555 Teardown Isn’t Just A Good Time, It’s To Die For
- Web-Centric Gabuino Has Compiler, Will Travel
- Elliot’s Picks:
- Tom’s Picks: