Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys are joined by contributing editor Jenny List to talk about her adventure at Born Hack last week. We also discuss the many capacitor values that go into regen receivers, the quest for a Raspberry Pi handheld that includes a slide-out keyboard, and how capacitive touch might make mice (mouses?) and touchpads better. There’s a deep dive into 3D printer bed leveling, a junk-box metal detector build, and an ambisonic microphone which can listen any-which-way.
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Episode 134 Show Notes:
What’s that Sound?
- That sound was the Mac chimes of death
- [Joe] was randomly drawn from eight correct responses and wins the shirt!
New This Week:
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Raspberry Pi And ESP32-S2 Team Up For MutantC_V4
- Ambi-Alice Goes Down The Rabbit Hole Of Ambisonic Microphones
- Regen Receiver With Few Parts
- Capacitive Mouse Built For A Friend Makes For A Touching Tale
- Impromptu Metal Detector Built From The Junk Bin
- Motorola 68000 SBC Runs Again With A Raspberry Pi On Top
- Elliot’s Picks
- Mike’s Picks:
- 3D Printering: Is Hassle-Free Bed Leveling Finally Here?
- Reporting From BornHack 2021: Hacker Camps Making It Through The Pandemic