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Ep 031: Holonomic Drives, Badges of DEF CON, We Don't Do On-Chip Debugging, and Manufacturing Snafus

8/15/2019
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Mike Szczys and Kerry Scharfglass recorded this week's podcast live from DEF CON. Among the many topics of discussion, we explore some of the more interesting ways to move a robot. From BB-8 to Holonomic Drives, Kerry's hoping to have a proof of concept in time for Supercon. Are you using On-Chip Debugging with your projects? Neither are we, but maybe we should. The same goes for dynamic memory allocation; but when you have overpowered micros like the chip on the Teensy 4.0, why do you need...

Duration:00:17:30

Ep030: 7 Years of RTL-SDR, 3D Prints Optimized for the Eye, Sega Audiophile, Swimming in Brighteners

8/9/2019
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Hackaday Editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams curate the awesome hacks from the past week. On this episode, we marvel about the legacy RTL-SDR has had on the software-defined radio scene, turn a critical ear to 16-bit console audio hardware, watch generative algorithms make 3D prints beautiful, and discover why printer paper is so very, very bright white. Show Notes: https://hackaday.com/?p=370890

Duration:00:24:35

Ep029: Your Face in Silver Sand, Tires of the Future, ESP32 all the CNC Things, and Sub in a Jug

8/2/2019
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Hackaday Editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys geek out over the latest hacks. This week we saw a couple of clever CNC builds that leverage a great ESP32 port of GRBL. The lemonade-pitcher-based submarine project is everything you thought couldn't work in an underwater ROV. Amazon's newest Dot has its warranty voided to show off what 22 pounds gets you these days. And there's a great tutorial on debugging circuits that grew out of a Fail of the Week. Plus, we get the wind knocked out of us...

Duration:00:25:09

Ep028: Brain Skepticism Turned Up to 11, Web Browsing in '69, Verilog For 7400 Logic

7/26/2019
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Hackaday Editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams cover the most interesting hacks over the past week. So much talk of putting computers in touch with our brains has us skeptical on both tech and timeline. We celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the Walkman, but the headphones are the real star. Plus, Verilog isn't just for FPGAs, you can synthesize 7400 circuits too! Elliot is enamored by a subtractive printing process that uses particle board, and we discuss a couple of takes on...

Duration:00:25:18

Ep027: Confusingly USB-C, Glowey Displays, Logically VGA, Hackers that Changed Gaming

7/19/2019
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Hackaday Editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys dive into the most interesting hacks of the week. Confused by USB-C? So are we, and so is the Raspberry Pi 4. Learning VGA is a lot easier when abstract concepts are unpacked onto a huge breadboard using logic chips and an EEPROM. Adding vision to a prosthetic hand makes a lot of sense when you start to dig into possibilities of this Hackaday Prize entry. And Elliot gets nostalgic about Counter-Strike, the game that is a hack of Half-Life,...

Duration:00:22:21

Ep026: Tamper-Proof Electronics, Selfie Drones, Rocket Fuel, Wire Benders, Wizard-Level Soldering

7/12/2019
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Hackaday Editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams are back after last week's holiday break to track down all of the hacks you missed. There are some doozies; a selfie-drone controlled by your body position, a Theremin that sings better than you can, how about a BGA hand-soldering project whose creator can't even believe he pulled it off. Kristina wrote a spectacular article on the life and career of Mary Sherman Morgan, and Tom tears down a payment terminal he picked up in an abandoned Toys R...

Duration:00:20:20

Ep025: Of Cheese Graters, Fauxberries, Printed Gears, Power Latching, and Art-Loving AI

6/28/2019
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Hackaday Editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams dish their favorite hacks from the past week. Seems like everyone is trying to mill their own Mac Pro grille and we love seeing how they go about it. Elliot is gaga over a quintet of power latching circuits, Mike goes crazy for a dough sheeter project, and we dig through the news behind methane on Mars, the Raspberry Pi 4 release, and spoofing Presidential text alerts with SDR. If you like mini-keyboards you need to see the Fauxberry,...

Duration:00:25:21

Ep024: Mashing Smartphone Buttons, Sound Blastering, Trash Printing, and a Ludicrous Loom

6/21/2019
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Hackaday Editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys wade through the fun hacks of the week. Looks like Google got caught ripping off song lyrics (how they got caught is the hack) and electric cars are getting artificially noisier. We look at 3D Printing directly from used plastic, and building a loom with many hundreds of 3D printed parts. The Sound Blaster 1.0 lives again thanks to some (well-explained) reverse engineered circuitry. Your smartphone is about to get a lot more buttons that work...

Duration:00:24:16

Ep023: Everything Breaks... Raspberry Pi, ADS-B, Hackaday Website, and Automotive Airbags

6/14/2019
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Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams talk news and great hacks from the past seven days. Sad word this week as Maker Media, the company behind Make Magazine and Maker Faire, have closed their doors. There seems to be a lot of news about broken hardware to discuss with ADS-B problems grounding hundreds of flights in the US, Hackaday itself had a site outage, Raspberry Pi 3 B+ can be bricked with a really easy mistake, and Lewin wrote a great overview of the Takata airbag debacle. Don't worry there...

Duration:00:25:37

Ep022: King of Power Banks, Great SDR Hacks, Sand Reflow, and Rat Rod Mower

6/7/2019
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Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys dig through the most interesting hacks from the past week. On this episode we take a look at a portable power bank build that defies belief. We discuss an all-in-one SDR portable, messing with restaurant pagers, and the software that's common to both of these pursuits. There's a hopping robot that is one heck of a PID challenge, and another robot that does nothing but stare you down. We bring it on home with great articles on pianos with floppy disks, and that...

Duration:00:19:46

Ep021: Chasing Rockets, Tripping on Synthesizers, an IoT Security Fail, and Alzheimer's Detection

5/31/2019
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Mike Szcycz is on a well-deserved vacation this week, so staff writer Dan Maloney joins managing editor Elliot Williams for a look at all the great hacks of the week. On this episode we're talking about licensing fees for MIDI 2.0, a two-way fail while snooping on employees, and the potential for diagnosing Alzheimer's with virtual reality. We also dive into the well-engineered innards of a robotic cheetah, a personal assistant safe enough for kids to use, and how listening to your monitor...

Duration:00:24:04

Ep020: Slaying the Dragon of EL, Siege Weapon Physics, Dis-entangled Charlieplex, Laser Internet

5/24/2019
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Join editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys as they unpack all the great hacks we've seen this week. On this episode we're talking about laser Internet delivered from space, unwrapping the complexity of Charlieplexed circuits, and decapping ICs both to learn more about them and to do it safely at home. We have some fun with backyard siege weapons (for learning about physics, we swear!), gambling on FPGAs, and a line-scanning camera that's making selfies fun again. And nobody thought...

Duration:00:32:24

Ep019: Extreme Clock Accuracy, Mobius Gears and Planetary Stunts, Jamming All Fobs, Pi in Your Wii

5/17/2019
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Join Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams as they riff on the coolest hacks from the past week. Clocks and 3D printing seem to keep coming up this week as we look at using an FPGA plus GPS receiver for better accuracy than we're used to, and we haggle over what to call the robot arms that nudge the hands on a shelf-clock. There's a wicked 3D-printed planetary gear design, and brackets that turn flat cardboard into boxes (more useful than you might think). We close out with great reads on the...

Duration:00:19:41

Ep018: Faxploitation! Ikea RFID Hacking, Space Ads, Hydrogen Dones, And Blinkies

5/10/2019
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Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys gather round the microphone to spin tales from a week of hacks. All the rage are fax-machine-based malware, a hydrogen fuel cell drone, and bringing color to the monochrome world of the original Super Mario Land. There are at least three really cool LED hacks this week, plus Tom's been exploring space advertising, Maya's debunking solder myths, and Elliot goes ga-ga for a deep Ikea electronics hack. Closing out the show is an interview with...

Duration:00:29:19

Ep017: Are Cheap Microcontrollers Worth It? Android on Your Bike. Plus Food Printers and Coffee Bots

5/3/2019
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Join editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams as they recount a week of fascinating hacks. We take a good look at the PMS150C, a microcontroller that literally costs pennies but can only be flashed once. SNES emulators have a new trick up their sleeves to make low-def a lot less low, and you retro enthusiasts will either hate or love the NES zapper chandelier. Elliot's enamored by a bike computer running Android core, and both Mike and Elliot delve into the food hacking scene, be it meat,...

Duration:00:30:52

Ep016: 3D Printing with Steel, Molding with Expanded Foam, QUIP-Package Parts, and Aged Solder

4/26/2019
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This episode looks at microfluidics using Shrinky Dinks, expanding foam to build airplane wings, the insidious effect of time on component solder points, and Airsoft BBs used in 3D printing. Finishing out the episode we have an interview with two brothers who started up a successful business in the Shenzhen electronics markets.

Duration:00:29:23

EP015: Going Low Frequency, Robotic Machines, Disk Usage For Budgets, And Cellphones Versus Weather

4/19/2019
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Hackaday Editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams discuss the highlights of the great hacks from the past week. On this episode we discuss wireless charging from scratch, Etch-A-Sketch selfies, the robot arm you really should build yourself, bicycle tires and steel nuts for anti-slip footwear, and bending the piezo-electric effect to act as a VLF antenna. Plus we delve into articles you can't miss about 5G and robot firefighting. https://hackaday.com/?p=355057

Duration:00:27:17

EP014: Keeping Raspberry's SD Card Alive, We Love MRRF, and How Hot Are Flip Chips?

4/12/2019
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Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys take a look at advances in photogrammetry (building 3D models out of many photographs from a regular camera), a delay pedal that's both aesthetically and aurally pleasing, and the power of AI to identify garden slugs. Mike interviews Scotty Allen while walking the streets and stores of the Shenzhen Electronics markets. We delve into SD card problems with Raspberry Pi, putting industrial controls on your desk, building a Geiger counter for WiFi, and the sad...

Duration:00:26:45

Ep013: Naked Components, Shocking Power Supplies, Eye-Popping Clock, And The Hackaday Prize

4/5/2019
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Editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams geek out about all things hackerdom. Did you catch all of our April Fools nods this week? Get the inside scoop on those, and also the inside scoop on parts that have been cut in half for our viewing pleasure. And don't miss Mike's interview with a chip broker in the Shenzhen Electronics markets.

Duration:00:26:05

Ep012: Nearly Perpetual Motion, Mars Rover Carries Kid, and Doc Brown's Cat Feeder

3/29/2019
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Editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys catch up on the past week in hackerdom. It seems as if we're in a golden age of machine building as an incredible rocker-bogie rover is built to transport a child and mechanical simplicity automates the wet cat food dispensing process. We marvel at the ability to use G-code to decorate eggs (them being curvy in more than one direction and all). The we contemplate the ability to build and start a motor which will continue to run long after your own life...

Duration:00:22:40