Hackaday Podcast 161: Laser Lithography, Centurion Hard Drive, And Mad BGA Soldering

Join Hackaday Editor-in-Chief Elliot Williams and Staff Writer Dan Maloney for an audio tour of the week’s top stories and best hacks. We’ll look at squeezing the most out of a coin cell, taking the first steps towards DIY MEMS fabrication, and seeing if there’s any chance that an 80’s-vintage minicomputer might ride again. How small is too small when it comes to chip packages? We’ll find out, and discover the new spectator sport of microsoldering while we’re at it. Find out what’s involved in getting a real dead-tree book published, and watch a hacker take revenge on a proprietary memory format — and a continuous glucose monitor, too.

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Take a look at the links below if you want to follow along, and as always, tell us what you think about this episode in the comments!

Episode 161 Show Notes:

News This Week:

What’s that Sound?

  • Congratulations Phil, among 95 others, who recognized the theme music to The IT Crowd. (And thanks to a number of respondents, I have 0118-999 stuck in my head.)

Interesting Hacks of the Week:

Quick Hacks:

Can’t-Miss Articles:


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