Join Hackaday Editor-in-Chief Elliot Williams and Assignments Editor Kristina Panos as we gab about the most interesting hacks and stories of the previous week. This time, we start off by marveling over everything happening this weekend. Most urgently, it’s your last chance to enter the 2022 Sci-Fi contest, which closes Monday, April 25th at 8:30 AM Pacific Time sharp. Already got your hat in the ring? If you’re anywhere in the neighborhood of New Jersey, don’t miss the VCF’s Vintage Computer Festival East. Don’t want to leave the house? Then check out all the talks that start approximately right now, assuming you get your Hackaday Podcasts hot off the server.
In this episode, we’ll fawn over a KiCAD plug-in that gives your PCBs that old-timey look, discuss ancient telephone exchanges and the finest in 70s-era custom telephones, and dream about building a wall of sound out of Raspberry Pis. Then we’ll talk about awesome old printers and the elegance of RSS feeds, developing your own digital film, and a really cool line follower robot that works without a brain. Stay with us to find out where Kristina likes her taskbar, and we’ll tell you the cool-kid name for the the Commodore key.
Check out the links below if you want to follow along, and as always, tell us what you think about this episode in the comments below!
Episode 165 Show Notes:
News This Week:
- Last weekend for the Sci-Fi Contest
- Vintage Computer Festival East Is This Weekend
- So is the 2022 Open Hardware Summit (virtual)
What’s that Sound?
- Last week’s sound was an arcade button. Blue. Congratulations to [Madeira] for guessing correctly, and getting lucky with the dice!
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- KiCAD Plugin Gives Your PCBs That Handmade Look
- The Simplest Electro-Mechanical Telephone Exchange That Actually Works
- Ask Hackaday: Would A Scooter Get You Back To The Office?
- Build Your Own Cat – Some Assembly Required
- Bare Metal Gives This Pi Some Classic Synths
- RSS Printer Gives You The Hard Copy News You Desire
- Elliot’s Picks:
- Kristina’s Picks:
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Spoiler alert! :)
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We covered that! https://hackaday.com/2021/09/01/big-f-key-to-pay-big-respects/
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That one is definitely on the shortlist, as is Kate.
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