Hackaday Podcast 233: Chandrayaan On The Moon, Cyberdecks, Hackerspaces Born At A German Computer Camp

This week, Editor-in-Chief Elliot Williams and Kristina Panos experimented with the old adage that brevity is the soul of wit. That’s right; this week, they’re all Quick Hacks, and that’s to make room for a special series of interviews that Elliot recorded at CCCamp with the pillars of US hackerspace creation. This one’s really special, do have a listen.

We still made room for the news this week: India launched Chandrayaan-3, which combines an orbiter, lander, and rover all in one. Then it’s on to the What’s That Sound results show, and while Kristina did not get it right, she did correctly identify it as being used in Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”, as did one of the guessers who identified it as the cowbell sound from a Roland 808.

Then it’s on to the (quick) hacks, where we alternated for once just to keep things interesting. This week, Elliot is into 3D printing a clay extruder and then printing pottery with that, z-direction conductive tape, and the humble dipole antenna. Kristina is more into cyberdecks for the young and old, a reusable plant monitor, and 3D printing some cool coasters.

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!

Download and savor at your leisure.

Episode 233 Show Notes:


What’s that Sound?

  • Congratulations to [Tjørnild] who correctly guessed the cowbell sound from a Roland 808!
  • As promised, here’s Whitney.

Quick Hacks:

5 thoughts on “Hackaday Podcast 233: Chandrayaan On The Moon, Cyberdecks, Hackerspaces Born At A German Computer Camp

  1. Usually enjoy the podcast immensely and I did like the early things that Elliot and Kristina covered. But have to admit that I felt like the interview went on for a bit too long. Was hard to maintain interest for the full length of it.

    However, the podcast from 2 weeks earlier with Al Williams was outstanding. I always enjoy Al’s reminiscing about his early days of computing.

  2. With all the talk of American hacker spaces, would anyone have a link to hacker spaces in America with their locations? I’ve been looking for a local place but the Google searches I’ve done haven’t provided helpful results.

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