This week, Editor-in-Chief Elliot Williams and Contributor Emeritus Kristina Panos chewed the fat about the coolest hacks of the previous week. But first, a bit of news — our Low Power Challenge fizzled out this week, and boy did we have a lot of entries at the last minute. We love to see it though, and we’re going to get judging ASAP.
Don’t forget, this weekend is Hackaday Berlin! Livestreaming for this one may be iffy, but we’ll have the talks up for you eventually, so don’t fret too much if you can’t make it in the flesh this time.
Kristina definitely got What’s That Sound this week, but her answer will of course be bleeped out. Then it’s on to the hacks, beginning with a 6-DoF controller that does everything in interesting ways and a printed shredder that eats like a goat. From there we cover bolt dispensers, coffee grinders with Bluetooth weighing, camera calibration, and a $50 pen plotter that’s definitely a hack. Finally, we discuss the virtues of physicality when it comes to SIM cards and recorded music.
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 211 Show Notes:
What’s that Sound?
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Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Haptick: The Strain Gauge Based 6DoF Controller
- 3D-Printed Shredder Eats Lettuce For Breakfast
- Dispense 60 Bolts In 2.3 Seconds
- Broken Pocket Watch Becomes Pocket Sundial
- Coffee Grinder Gets Bluetooth Weighing
- Elliot’s Picks:
- Kristina’s Picks:
2 thoughts on “Hackaday Podcast 211: Pocket Sundial, Origami Llama, PCB Spacemouse”
The reason why people went for the audio quality debate was because the argument for the “tea ceremony” point has no contest. It’s just true, so nothing left to say. Saying you wouldn’t have scratching without vinyl? Think again!
Touche! That’s a superb demo.
I’ll even be willing to give you that tape manipulation probably precedes vinyl, at least in academic music circles.
Still, I’ll stand my ground: physical media afford physical manipulation and play.
I’ve been meaning to mess around with tape recorders for a while now. That article we published on the tape echo (https://hackaday.com/2023/03/10/a-tape-loop-echo-you-can-build/) pushes me.
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