Elliot Williams and Tom Nardi start this week’s episode off with some deep space news, as NASA’s OSIRIS-REx returns home with a sample it snapped up from asteroid Bennu back in 2020. From there, discussion moves on to magical part sorting, open source (eventually…) plastic recycling, and the preposterously complex method newer Apple laptops use to determine if their lid is closed. They’ll also talk about the changing perceptions of 3D printed parts, a new battery tech that probably won’t change the world, and a clock that can make it seem like your nights are getting longer and longer. Stick around until the end to hear about the glory days of children’s architecture books, and the origins of the humble microwave oven.
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Episode 238 Show Notes:
- Capsule Containing Asteroid Bennu Sample Has Landed – OSIRIS-REx Mission
- Kenneth Finnegan: The Hackaday Superconference #HackerTrain
What’s that Sound?
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Feed Your Fasteners In Line, With A Bowl Feeder
- Getting Shredded Plastic…and Legs
- The Reverse Oscilloscope
- Beating Apple’s Secret Lid Angle Sensor Calibration With Custom Tool
- Processes, Threads, And… Fibers?
- Powder Your Prints For Baby-Smoothness
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