Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys dive into a week of exceptional hacks. Tip-top of the list has to be the precision measuring instrument that uses a cable spooling mechanism. There’s news that the Starlink base station firmware has been dumped and includes interesting things like geofencing for the developer modes. We saw a garage robot that will plug in your electric vehicle if you’re the forgetful sort. And we close up by talking about heavier-than-air helium airships and China’s Mars rover.
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Episode 126 Show Notes:
What’s that Sound?
- Visiting The FACOM 128B 1958 Relay Computer
- [Mike from Norwich] wins the shirt!
New This Week:
- U.A.E.’s Mars Orbiter Gets New Views of Red Planet Auroras – The New York Times
- Richard Branson will fly into space on July 11, beating rival Jeff Bezos by 9 days – CBS News
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- StarLink Terminal Unit Firmware Dumped
- 3D Zoetrope Uses Illusion To Double The Frames
- SimpleFOC Demystifies Precision BLDC Motor Control
- Open Source Ultrasonic Anemometer
- Sub-mm Mechanical 3D Scanner With Encoders And String
- A Robot To Top Up Your Tesla
- Elliot’s Picks:
- Mike’s Picks
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