Hackaday Podcast 236: The Car Episode, Building Leonardo’s Water Mill, Reviving Radio Shack

Elliot and Dan got together this time around to recap the week in hacks, and it looks like the Hackaday writing crew very much had cars on their minds. We both took the bait, with tales of privacy-violating cars and taillights that can both cripple a pickup and financially cripple its owner. We went medieval — OK, more like renaissance — on a sawmill, pulled a popular YouTuber out of the toilet, and pondered what an animal-free circus would be like. Is RadioShack coming back? Can an ESP32 board get much smaller than this? And where are all the retro(computer)virus writers? We delve into these questions and more, while still saving a little time to wax on about personal projects.

And although the show is peppered with GSM interference for the first few minutes it’s not actually a clue for the What’s That Sound. (Elliot says sorry!  And edited most it out by swapping over to the backup recording for most of the rest of the show.)

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 236 Show Notes:


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13 thoughts on “Hackaday Podcast 236: The Car Episode, Building Leonardo’s Water Mill, Reviving Radio Shack

  1. Please move your mobile phones from the recording area. They created RFI noise in the mics during the whole podcast. Podcast was still great, but the noise was distracting. Thanks for the great site!

    1. Funny enough, I was listening to this podcast while mountain biking (long boring climbs) in dubious cell territory and considered if it was my phone causing it… until the very end. Nicely played, Elliot!

  2. @Elliot: There’s no more Conrad in Munich! They closed most of their shops. And most/all? of the other electronics shops in Munich are gone (at least out of the city), too.

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