Join Hackaday Editors Elliot Williams and Tom Nardi as they review some of their favorite hacks and projects of the past week. The episode starts with a discussion about the recently announced Artemis II crew, and how their mission compares to the Apollo program of the 1960s and 70s.
From there, the pair theorize as to why Amazon’s family of Echo devices have managed to evade eager hardware hackers, take a look at a very impressive SMD soldering jig created with some fascinating OpenSCAD code, marvel at the intersection of art and electronic design, and wonder aloud where all the cheap motorized satellite dishes are hiding. Stick around for some questionable PCB design ideas, a Raspberry Pi expansion that can read your mind, and the first flight of a (semi) hydrogen-powered aircraft.
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Episode 213 Show Notes:
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Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Squeezing Secrets Out Of An Amazon Echo Dot
- A Soft Soldering Jig For Hard Projects
- New Expansion Module Brings Standard Slots To Ancient Laptop
- 3D Printed Post Modern Grandfather Clock
- See Satellites In Broad Daylight With This Sky-Mapping Dish Antenna
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7 thoughts on “Hackaday Podcast 213: Not Your Grandfather’s Grandfather Clock, The Engineering Behind Art, Hydrogen Powered Flight”
Derek here (maker of the grandfather clock). …
You guys really “got it” and made me laugh – you’re right, it’s a clock that’s not really a clock, just a pleasant kinetic sound maker. The other clocks in the picture are: a 1905-era mantle clock, a digital rotary clock from thingiverse (not my design), and a raspberry pi “information center” that shows time, date, weather, sun, moon planets, internet status and whatever else comes to mind. Enjoyed your podcast.
Ah, looks like this is the one?
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4939540 (Or v2: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5242321)
Gorgeous build, surprised we haven’t seen it before actually.
Hah! Tom even got the number of clocks in the photo right in the end. :)
You owe him a “Guess the Number of Clocks” t-shirt!
Tom,I built the “v2” one, but it looks like the first one is better documented now. Instead of esp32/wifi I used an arduino nano and a gps chip. The clackety clack as the dial changes every minute adds to the background “ambiance” of the other clocks in the room :)
I think you missed the link for the Chris combs talk. One of my fav at supercon:
Thanks! (Mine too!)
I’m so annoyed, I finally know the sound for this episode but I’m listening only now!! Noooo!!!
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