Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys bubble sort the best hardware hacks so you don’t miss ’em. This week we’re smitten by the perfection of a telephone tape loop message announcer. We enjoyed seeing Blender’s ray tracing to design mirrors, and a webcam and computer monitor to stand in for triple-projector-based fractal fun. There’s a bit of injection molding, some Nintendo Switch disassembling, and the Internet on a calculator. We close the show with a pair of Space stories, including the happy news this week that Wally Funk finally made it there!
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Episode 128 Show Notes:
- That sound was Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- [Big Mike Cupka] was randomly drawn from more than 30 correct responses and wins the shirt!
- This week’s random numbers generated by a reverse-biased 2N3904. (Scroll all the way down for the circuit. Mine’s capacitively decoupled at the output.)
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Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Injection Molds From Your 3D Printer
- The Hidden Sounds Of The Past
- Finding Fractals In The 1930’s
- Fixing Joy-Con Drift With Recycle Bin Parts
- Tales From The Global Chip Shortage: Smoothieboard
- Making Custom Curved Mirrors At Home
- Elliot’s Picks
- Mike’s Picks: