Hackaday Editors Elliot Williams and Tom Nardi definitely didn’t plan on devoting most of this episode to 3D printing and space stories, but let’s be honest, it was bound to happen sooner or later. After an update on the Hackaday Prize, the discussion moves on to a pair of troubled spacecraft and the challenges of exploring the final frontier. From there you’ll hear about a chocolate 3D printer we’ve had our eyes on for years, the tools you should have next to your own (non-chocolate) 3D printer, and a bit of contemplation of what it really means to design for 3D printing versus traditional manufacturing methods. But it’s not all plastic fantastic — by the end of the episode you’ll also hear about some particularly bold high-altitude aviators and the surprisingly short time we have left with the humble barcode.
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Episode 217 Show Notes:
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Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Kerfmeter Measures Laser Cutter Kerf Allowances On The Fly
- Moon Mission Failures, Or Why Are Lunar Landings So Hard?
- Compressed Air Keeps Screws Moving Through Modular Production System
- Cocoa Press Chocolate 3D Printer Offered As DIY Kit
- Cheap Deburring Tool Is Game Changer For 3D Printing
- Using An Old Smartphone In Place Of A Raspberry Pi
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