Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams wade into a week of wonderful hacks. There’s an acrylic lens that hides images in the network of caustics: the light rays that shine through it. Boston Dynamics is finally showing the good stuff; people wrenching on ‘bots, and all kinds of high-end equipment failure, along with some epic successes. Can you grow better plants by inferring what they need by accurately weighing them? In more turbulent news, a police drone slammed into a Cessna mid-flight, the ISS went for an unexpected spin, and McDonald’s not-ice-cream machines have a whole new layer of drama around them.
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Episode 133 Show Notes:
What’s that Sound?
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New This Week:
- Drone Hits Plane — And This Time It’s A Real (Police) One!
- RealSense No Longer Makes Sense For Intel
- Redefine Robots Is The Newest Hackaday Prize Challenge
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Math, Optics, And CNC Combine To Hide Secret Images In Acrylic
- Beginning The Machine Shop Journey With A DIY CNC
- Boston Dynamics Atlas Dynamic Duo Tackles Obstacle Course
- Minimalist Robot Arm Really Stacks Up
- Building An Archery Mech Suit To Skip Practice
- Occam’s Razor: Gardening Edition
- Mike’s Picks
- Elliot’s Picks: