It was quite the cornucopia of goodness this week as Elliot and Dan sat down to hash over the week in hardware hacking. We started with the exciting news that the Hackaday Prize is back — already? — for the tenth year running! The first round, Re-Engineering Education, is underway now, and we’re already seeing some cool entries come in. The Prize was announced at Hackday Berlin, about which Elliot waxed a bit too. Speaking of wax, if you’re looking to waterproof your circuits, that’s just one of many coatings you might try. If you’re diagnosing a problem with a chip, a cheap camera can give your microscope IR vision. Then again, you might just use your Mark I peepers to decode a ROM. Is your FDM filament on the wrong spool? We’ve got an all-mechanical solution for that. We’ll talk about tools of the camera operator’s trade, the right to repair in Europe, Korean-style toasty toes, BGA basics, and learn just what the heck a bloom filter is — or is it a Bloom filter?
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Episode 212 Show Notes:
What’s that Sound?
- Interoperable Randomness Beacons
- Elliot’s NIST-fueled random number generator script, as used on Hackaday.
- Congrats to [GUI Louie] for guessing the impact driver!
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Creating A Game Boy ROM From Pictures
- [Bunnie] Peeks Inside ICs With IR
- Clever Mechanism Powers This All-Mechanical Filament Respooler
- Bus Stop Bloom Filter
- Who Needs Gasoline When You’ve Got Sodium?
- Kino Wheels Gives You A Hand Learning Camera Operation
- Pro camera pan-tilt head — funny how it popped up in my feed
- A Survey Of Long-Term Waterproofing Options
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- Dan’s Picks:
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