This week Hackaday Editor-in-Chief Elliot Williams and Managing Editor Tom Nardi take a close look at two pairs of projects that demonstrate the wildly different approaches that hackers can take while still arriving at the same conclusion. We’ll also examine the brilliant mechanism that the James Webb Space Telescope uses to adjust its mirrors, and marvel over a particularly well-developed bot that can do your handwriting for you. The finer points of living off home-grown algae will be discussed, and by the end of the show, you’ll learn the one weird trick to stopping chip fabs in their tracks.
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Episode 155 Show Notes:
What’s that Sound?
- This week’s sound was the CRY2001 voice scrambler. Congratulations to [Stella’s Dad]!
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Working Model Reveals Amazing Engineering Of Webb’s Mirror Actuators
- 3D Printed Maglev Switches Are So Hot Right Now
- PlottyBot: A DrawBot That Plots A Lot
- Invisible 3D Printed Codes Make Objects Interactive
- Cannonball Mold Makes A Dandy Integrating Sphere For Laser Measurements
- Is Your Flashlight A Lumen Liar? Build A DIY Integrating Sphere
- Move Aside Solar, We’re Installing An Algae Panel
Tom’s Olde Algae Reactor:
- Elliot’s Picks:
- Tom’s Picks: