This week Hackaday Editor-in-Chief Elliot Williams and Managing Editor Tom Nardi look at the week’s most interesting stories and projects, starting with the dystopian news that several people have had their bionic eye implants turn off without warning. We then pivot into an only slightly less depressing discussion about the poor security of Apple’s AirTags network and how it can be used to track individuals without their knowledge. But it’s not all doom and gloom. We’ll look at new projects designed to push the envelope of desktop 3D printing, and marvel at a DIY robotic arm build so accurate that it can put stitches in the skin of a grape. You’ll also hear about the surprisingly low cost of homebrew hydrophones, the uncomfortable chemistry behind wintergreen, and an early portable computer that looks like it came from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
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Episode 157 Show Notes:
News This Week:
What’s that Sound?
- This week’s sound was the clacking of MX Cherry Blue switches. Congratulations to [Edgar]!
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- No Privacy: Cloning The AirTag
- DIY Hydrophone Listens In On The Deep For Cheap
- Bend Your Vase Mode Prints By Hacking The GCode
- I2C Breathes New Life Into Casio Pocket Calculator
- Dummy The Robot Arm Is Not So Dumb
- Make Your Own Tabletop Game Organizers With Online Tool
- Elliot’s Picks:
- Tom’s Picks: