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A weekly podcast about the digital hieroglyphs inside your phone. Join us as we dive deep into Emojipedia to rank and discuss every version of a different emoji each week. Which platform is the cream of the crop? We intend to find out. WARNING: we're explicit!
 
Hackaday Editors take a look at all of the interesting uses of technology that pop up on the internet each week. Topics cover a wide range like bending consumer electronics to your will, designing circuit boards, building robots, writing software, 3D printing interesting objects, and using machine tools. Get your fix of geeky goodness from new episodes every Friday morning.
 
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Emojidrome finally becomes art with the "Framed Picture" emoji! Which of these precious paintings would we hang in our home, and which ones would age in our stead? Which of them is your screensaver, and how many of them are actually a nasty photo from a rowdy ghost? Stayed tuned for protein spreads, the Slimer girlfriend experience, horny pickle st…
 
Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams discuss the latest hacks from around the Internet. 3D-Printed linear rails don't sound like a recipe for a functional CNC machine but there was one this week that really surprised us. We were delighted by the procedurally generated music from a $0.03 microcontroller inside of an RCA plug (the clever …
 
Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys select our favorite hardware hacks of the past week. This episode is packed with DIY lab instruments, including a laser microscope, a Raspberry Pi spectrometer, and a stepper motor tester that can tell you what's going on all the way down to the microsteps. We wax poetic about what modular hardware r…
 
Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams pull back the curtain on a week of excellent hacks. We saw an awesome use of RGB LEDs as a data channel on a drone, and the secrets of an IP camera's OS laid bare with some neat reverse engineering tools. There's an AI project for the Linux terminal that guesses at the commands you actually want to r…
 
Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys marvel at the hacks that surfaced over the past week. An eye-popping webcam hack comes in the form of an animatronic that gives that camera above your screen an eyeball to look around, an eyelid to blink with, and the skin, eyelashes, and eyebrow to complete the illusion (and make us shudder at the s…
 
Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams recap a week of great hacks. You won't want to miss the dynamometer Leo Fernekes built to measure the power output of his sterling motor (also DIY). In this age of lithium-powered multirotors, it's nice to step back and appreciate a hand-built rubberband-powered ornithopter. We have a surprising amou…
 
On our new episode, we cover this week's hottest cinema sensation: Zack Snyder's Justice League. Wait, Godzilla vs. Kong? What the hell is that? Oh. Never mind then. Hope you enjoy the "Scorpion" emoji talk instead. Follow along here: https://emojipedia.org/scorpion/ Follow us on Twitter: @emojidrome, @sylvibullet (Sylvia), and @cursegoat (Ryan). F…
 
Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys celebrate the cleverest projects from the week that was. We tried to catch a few fools on Thursday with our Lightmode™ and NFT articles -- make sure you go back and read those for a good chuckle if you haven't already. While those fall under not a hack, many other features this week are world-class h…
 
This week, we go down the rabbit hole for "Doughnut" holes. Which of these 'nuts is most delectable, and which one has some questionable toppings? Which of them is getting sold by Howie Bling, and which one has too much goop? Actually, I don't think I want to know. Some of these emoji are nasty. Follow along here: https://emojipedia.org/doughnut/ F…
 
Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams curate a week of great hacks. Physical displays created in 3D space are a holy grail, and you can make one with 200 ultrasonic transducers, four FPGAs, and a lot math. Smart speakers have one heck of a microphone array in them, it's yours for the hacking if you just roll your own firmware. Hobby serv…
 
Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys cover a great week of hardware hacking. We saw a fault-injection attack that used an electric flyswatter and hand-wound coil to twiddle bits inside of an AVR micro. Focus-stacking is what you want when using a microscope to image circuit boards and there's a hack for the Eakins cameras that makes it …
 
Play Minecraft to cook some raw fish, Because they smell really nasty. Kill some more before you get on their plate, So you don't get to feel the pain. And then you craft and mine and dig, To gain experience points ya. And then you strike to get row pork from pigs, It has no end but it's still the best game. It's the eye of the spider it's poison i…
 
Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams riff on the week's most interesting hacks. It's hard to imagine a more perfect piece of art than an original Pong circuit board mounted in a shadow box and playable along with some tasty FPGA tricks to capture the original look of the screen. You could make a synth with a 555 timer, but what about us…
 
Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys travel through the greatest hacks the week had on offer. Charge up your ice skates (literally) by adding spiked electric motors to push you across the frozen pond. If that's too cold for early March, snuggle up with a good book under the warm light of a clever lamp made from a rotary-dial telephone. …
 
Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams gab about all of the geeky things. We had a delightful time watching NASA bring Perseverance down to the Red planet. In Kristina's words, we pour one out for Fry's Electronics. And then we jump into a parade of excellent hacks with a magnetic bearing for crooked ball screws, a science-based poop-burn…
 
Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys recount the coolest hacks from the past week. Most clocks keep time with a quartz crystal, but we discuss one that uses a tuning fork... like the kind you use to tune a piano. Ghidra is a powerful reverse engineering tool developed by the NSA that was recently put to good use changing an embedded the…
 
Brrr! It's cold out there! Come inside and warm up with the "Wind Face" emoji! Which of these windy Wendys is full of cold air, and which ones are blowing smoke? How many of them are ghosts, and which ones have been turned to stone? Stay tuned for a weather report, Boohbah hell, Jack Black Clap Trap, 'pussy' (vagina), the proboscis agenda, a Tumblr…
 
Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams unpack great hacks of the past week. We loves seeing the TIL311 -- a retro display in a DIP package -- exquisitely recreated with SMD electronics and resin casting. You might never need to continuously measure the diameter of your 3D printer filament, but just in case there's a clever hall-effect sen…
 
Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys spin the wheel of hardware hacking brilliance. We're enamored with the quest for a root shell on a Nissan Xterra infotainment system, and smitten with a scanning microscope that uses a laser beam and precision positioning from DVD drives. We speculate on the future of artificial intelligence in the c…
 
Can you blame us for going wild when this is essentially the Minion emoji? Stay tuned for Howie in trouble, South Park shipping, our Space Jam sequel theories, Gru CBT, Homestuck-based psychic damage, and more! Follow along here: https://emojipedia.org/nerd-face/ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/emojidrome/id1361236704?mt=2 Google Play: …
 
Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams discuss the greatest hacks of the week that was. Antennas aren't rocket science, so this week we really enjoyed a video that demystifies antenna designs and a project that tunes up the antennas on cheap wireless modules in the simplest of ways. Google's in the news this week with the end to project L…
 
Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys sift through a week of excellent hacks. Big news is of course the Raspberry Pi microcontroller which Elliot had a few weeks to play around with on the bench before the announcement -- it has some fascinating programmable modules (PIO) built in! Philips designed an LED light bulb that under-drives the…
 
Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams discuss our favorite hacks of the past week. We accidentally chose a theme, as most of the projects use lasers and are about machining work. We lead off with a really powerful laser that can directly etch circuit boards, only to be later outdone by an even more powerful laser using a chemistry trick …
 
Welcome to 2021! We're a normal podcast for normal people in this very normal year. This week, we talk about the "Pinching Hand" emoji! Which of these fabulous fingers are truly pinching, and which ones are indicating meat of a less-than-average size? How many of them have undergone "the surgery," and which ones were in Dallas on November 22nd, 196…
 
Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys kick off the first episode of the new year with the best hacks the internet has to offer. There's a deep dive into water-level sensing using a Christmas tree as an excuse. We ooh and ah over turning a CD-ROM drive into a CD player (miraculous tech of the previous century?). Do you have any use cases …
 
The world's "most neurotypical podcast" returns with the "Fox" emoji! Which of these orange fellows is straight out of an anime, and which one makes the best fursuit? How many of these canids qualify as "smexy," and which ones have opinions on abortion? Stay tuned for Sephiroth, Animoji, the nitty gritty of furry design, Flat Fox Friday, nude Leath…
 
Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams celebrate the 100th episode! It's been a pleasure to marvel each week at the achievements of awesome people and this is no different. This week there's a spinning POV display that solves pixel density and clock speed in very interesting ways. A macro keyboard made of OLED screens gives us a "do want"…
 
Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Tom Nardi contemplate a few of the most interesting stories that made their way through the tubes this week. We'll learn how old VHS tapes can be turned into a unique filament for your 3D printer, and realize that the best way to learn about a 2,000 year old computer is to break out the hand drill and make one y…
 
Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams round up the latest hardware hacks. This week we check out the latest dead-simple automation -- a wire cutting stripping robot that uses standard bypass strippers. Put on your rocket scientist hat and watch what happens in a 3D-printed rocket combustion chamber. Really small robots are so easy to lov…
 
🚀 Should there be a cyclone emoji for both the southern and northern hemisphere? Are pink ballet shoes problematic? How the future of the emoji keyboard is being shaped and the questions it raises. With special guest Jennifer Daniel, Chair of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee. 📝 Emoji List for 2021 📥 Emoji proposal submissions re-open April 2021 😕 Blo…
 
Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys discuss the latest and greatest in geeky goodness. This week we saw a Soviet time capsule come to light with the discovery of a computer lab from a building abandoned in the 1990's. A two-cycle compressed air engine shatters our expectations of what is involved in RC aircraft design. There's a new to…
 
In this short Thanksgiving episode, Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams are talking turkey about the world of hardware hacking. We've still got news updates about the Nintendo Game and Watch hacking progress, the sad farewell to Areceibo, the new chip from Espressif, and the awesome circuit sculptures from our recent contest. We wrap u…
 
Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys traverse the hackerscape looking for the best the internet had to offer last week. Nintendo has released the new Game & Watch handheld and it's already been hacked to run custom code. Heading into the darkness of winter, this artificial sun build is one not to miss... and a great way to reuse a junk …
 
PlayStation 5? Xbox Series X? Forget that shit, and buy yourself a GameCrypt. Follow along here: https://emojipedia.org/coffin/ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/emojidrome/id1361236704?mt=2 Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/I2rmhl3k6hkfysbqo4ikzbs5es4 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7s2Opuato4BSrENjjfx650?si=M8…
 
Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams wrangle the epic hacks that crossed our screens this week. Elliot ran deep on overclocking all three flavors of the Raspberry Pi 4 this week and discovered that heat sinks rule the day. Mike exposes his deep love of candy-coated chocolates while drooling over a machine that can detect when the legume…
 
Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys catch the best hacks you may have missed. This week we look at the new Raspberry Pi 400, use computer vision to get ready for geeky Christmas, and decypher a negative-space calendar. We get an answer to the question of what happens if you scale up a styrofoam airplane to human-size. Facebook is locki…
 
Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams dig through the greatest hacks that ought not be missed this week. There's a wild one that flexes engineering skills instead of muscles to beat the homerun distance record with an explosively charged bat. A more elegant use of those engineering chops is shown in a CNC software tool that produces intr…
 
Halloween is upon us, and so is the "Bat" emoji! Which of these flying mammals will fly away with our favorite spot, and which one needs to put some pants on? How many of these creatures of the night are true goths, and which only shop at Hot Topic for the Funko POPs? Stay tuned for Hubie X Halloween, Lord of the Smoke Rings, Hogtown, Dracula's Juu…
 
Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys chat about our favorite hacks from the past week. We start off with a bit of news of the Bennu asteroid and the new Raspberry Pi Compute Module. We drive ourselves crazy trying to understand how bobbin holders on sewing machines work, all while drooling over the mechanical brilliance of a bobbin-wind…
 
Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams weigh the hacking gold found across the internet this week. We can't get over the epic adventure that went into making a battery from 100 pounds of potatoes. It turns out you don't need Internet for video conferencing as long as you're within a coupe of kilometers of everyone else. And move over tone…
 
This week, the car dealer and Iowan housewife who portray Ryan and Sylvia break character to express satirical statements, all of which fall under First Amendment protections. Then they talk about the "Candle" emoji! Which of these waxen works will be carried downstairs by Jim Carrey Scrooge, and which ones will be levitated by g-g-ghosts? Stay tun…
 
Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys riff on the hardware hacks that took the Internet by storm this week. Machining siege weapons out of aluminum? If they can throw a tennis ball at 180 mph, yes please! Welding aficionados will love to see the Hero Engine come together. We dive into the high-efficiency game of hypermiling, and spin up …
 
Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams dish up a hot slice of the week's hardware hacks. We feature a lot of clocks on Hackaday, but few can compare to the mechanical engineering elegance of the band-saw-blade-based ratcheting clock we swoon over on this week's show. We've found a superb use of a six-pin microcontroller, peek in on tire (…
 
Emojidrome is back with the "Castle" emoji and some really, really bad conversation! We try to determine which of these stone shelters is cream of the crop, and which one belongs to a racist pizza baron. More importantly, Ryan says something and Sylvia gets mad at them. Teamwork makes the dream work. Stay tuned for talking shit about the N64, a glo…
 
Hackaday editors Elliot Williams take Mike Szczys peruse the world of hacks. There was so much news this week that we lead off the show with a rundown to catch you up. Yet there is still no shortage of hardware hacks, with prosthetic legs for your rubber ducky, a RC cart that channels the spirit of Formula 1, and a project that brings 80's video co…
 
Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams take a look at all the hacks from the week that was. We think we've found the perfect tentacle robot, and the controller for it is fittingly also a tentacle. An unrelated project uses the same bowden cable trick as the tentacle controller to measure deflection. If you're more of a material-science ge…
 
Ready for a snack? We're here with the "Pizza" emoji, so grab a slice! Which of these palatable pies makes a savory snack, and which one is straight-up nasty? Which one is food for turtles, and how many have that #drip? Stay tuned for pop punk assessments, Canadian cartoons, goobrain, X-Files weed, frankenpizza, Pizzlr, and more! Hold the sardines,…
 
With Editor in Chief Mike Szczys off this week, Managing Editor Elliot Williams is joined by Staff Writer Dan Maloney to look over the hacks from the last week. If you've ever wondered how the Beatles sound on a floppy disk, wonder no more. Do you fear the coming robopocalypse? This noisy wall-climbing robot will put those fears to rest. We'll take…
 
Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams ogle the greatest hacks from the past 168 hours. Did you know that Mars Rover didn't get launched into space all alone? Nestled in it's underbelly is a two-prop helicopter that's a fascinating study in engineering for a different world. Fingerprinting audio files isn't a special trick reserved for Sh…
 
This week, Emojidrome welcomes cowpokes and city slickers alike with the "Cow Face" emoji! Which of these heckin' heifers shows up on your ice cream container, and which one is just a photo of a real-ass cow? Stay tuned for bridging humanity, milk analysis, femboy cows, Hulk Hogan's half hog, a bad Twitter chart, and more! We apologize to any werew…
 
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