Under the weather though they both were, Editor-in-Chief Elliot Williams and Staff Writer Dan Maloney got together to take a look under the covers of this week’s best and brightest hacks. It was a banner week, with a look at the changes that KiCad has in store, teaching a CNN how to play “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” and going deep into the weeds on JPEG.
We dipped a toe into history, too, with a look at one of the sexiest early hobbyist computers, seeing how citizen scientists are finding ancient burial mounds, and looking at the cryptography that cost a queen her head. Rather look to the future? We get it — which is why we talked about a greener, cleaner way of making hydrogen from methane, as well as a generatively designed five-axis 3D printer. From laser-precise knife sharpening to circuit simulation with Python to clear plastic TVs of the 1930s, there’s something for everyone!
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Episode 206 Show Notes:
- Oscar Mayer Wienermobile falls victim to catalytic converter theft during Las Vegas stop
What’s that Sound?
- Two winners this week! Congrats [Des Q] and [MrArnoldi]. Elevators and the Chicago Tornado siren, respectively.
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- KiCad 7.0.0 Is Here, Brings Trove Of Improvements
- Sol-20 Integrated Computer Teardown
- An Open Hardware Eurorack Compatible Audio FPGA Front End
- How To Roll Your Own Custom Object Detection Neural Network
- 5-Axis Printer Wants To Design Itself
- Deciphering Queen Of Scots, Mary Stuart’s Lost Letters
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