2020-08-28 (F) Weekly Summary

Keeping your hands away from your face is crucial to slow the spread of disease, and I am as guilty as anyone. Someone attached a distance sensor alarm to a hat to warn them when they reached for their face. It wasn't a unique circuit or program, but it was a clever use of hardware for a good cause.

A soft robot glove is a cool device. Simultaneously developing it with a human-actuated glove is a double-whammy. This team did just that for the HackadayPrize2020. One type would be a useful therapy tool, and the second model restores some functionality to a disabled hand.

I have seen a few examples where people built their own soldering stations that work with commercially available tips. This one had a clean look, straight-forward interface, and a bunch of features you could ignore or leverage at your leisure.

I have known about folks converting salvaged HDDs into centrifuges for a few years, but I was supposed to write the article for a guy who introduced me to them. Since I haven't heard from him, I found a nice build with a video and instructions and wrote my article.

Step two

I haven't forgotten about the Cardinal project, but I made a push to write extra articles. It has still been computer work, but I made a logo for the project. On a functional twist, the sticker can also serve as a compass rose if you adhere it to a horizontal surface with the top facing north, which will be useful for zeroing the device.
Cardinal logo

The rest of the summary posts have been arranged by date. First time here?

Completed projects from year 1
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5
Completed projects from year 6
Completed projects from year 7

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