Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys go down the rabbit hole of hacky hacks. A talented group of radio amateurs have been recording and decoding the messages from Tianwen-1, the Mars probe launched by the Chinese National Space Administration on July 23rd. We don’t know exactly how magnets work, but know they do a great job of protecting your plasma cutter. You can’t beat the retro-chic look of a Commodore 64’s menu system, even if it’s tasked with something mundane like running a meat smoker. And take a walk with us down MP3’s memory lane.
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Episode 078 Show Notes:
New This Week:
- Hands-On: The Pandemic DEF CON Badge Is An Audio Cassette
- DEF CON 28 Badge Hacking
- Stay At Home, HOPE And DEF CON Will Come To You
- Saturday: Vintage Computer Festival West
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- What Is The Tianwen-1 Probe Saying?
- ESP8266 Makes A Wireless Card Reader
- Simple Plasma Cutter Collision Detection System
- Mechanical Seven-Segment Display Really Sticks Out From The Pack
- Smoking Meat With A Commodore 64
- This Four-Axis Stencil Printer Is The Ultimate In SMD Alignment Tools
- Elliot’s Picks:
- Mike’s Picks:
- Falcon 9 Beats Shuttle’s Reflight Record, But Still Has A Long Way To Go
- MP3 Is 25 Years Old!
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