Join Editor-in-Chief Elliot Williams and Managing Editor Tom Nardi as they explore the best and most interesting stories from the last week. The top story if of course the possibility that at least some of the unidentified flying objects the US Air Force valiantly shot down were in fact the work of amateur radio enthusiasts, but a quantitative comparison of NASA’s SLS mega-rocket to that of popular breakfast cereals is certainly worth a mention as well.
Afterwards the discussion will range from modular home furnishings to the possibility of using YouTube (or maybe VHS tapes) to backup your data and AI-generated Pong. Also up for debate are cheap CO2 monitors which may or may not be CO2 monitors, prosthetic limbs made from locally recycled plastic, and an answer to Jenny’s Linux audio challenge from earlier this month.
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!
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Episode 207 Show Notes:
- The USAF (Almost) Declares War On Illinois Radio Amateurs
- Space Launch System Acoustics: Noise measurements of Artemis-I Launch
What’s that Sound?
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Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- OpenStructures Is A Modular Building System For The RepRap Age
- YouTube As Infinite File Storage
- Let Machine Learning Code An Infinite Variety Of Pong Games
- Anatomy Of A Fake CO2 Sensor
- A Better Playlist Shuffle Algorithm Is Possible
- Precious Plastic Prosthetics
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6 thoughts on “Hackaday Podcast 207: Modular Furniture, Plastic Prosthetics, And Your Data On YouTube”
Mystery sound sounds like an art installation that plays generative music, based on PVC pipes that act like pan flutes in the wind.
And in my defense, the plywood had to be a really thin piece to have enough clearance for the faders to work, and cutting those slots is a non-trivial problem. I tried to plunge cut with a jigsaw, and that turned out as poorly as it could have. If I try it a second time, I think I’ll try a router with a side-cutting bit. Got quite a chuckle from the butterknife bit. =D
That was pretty brutal! :)
If I didn’t actually love the aesthetic, I’d toss some plywood in the CNC mill for ya.
BTW: when I get some free time, I’m copying you. Will post pics.
Anyone else get ~10 minutes of mystery silence at end of episode on Spotify? I wonder if there’s some data encoded in it, kind of like the YouTube data storage.
I did that data-encoded-to-audio trick back in episode 173, if there’s silence at the end of this one, it’s probably because something got messed up along the line. I’ll look into it.
Grrr… I’ve been getting this mystery silence since updating Audacity a few shows ago. Last one, I trimmed it by hand.
I’ll watch out for it this week and see if I can figure out what it’s thinking.
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