2020-10-02 (F) Weekly Summary

This tip came in from someone on Hackaday.io who received a malfunctioning Xbox One controller. When he opened it, the circuit board was severely damaged, but he spent the time repairing it and subsequently teaching himself PCB repair.

I am more proud of this title than any other in my Hackaday authorship. The device was designed and sent to a school district by a courteous maker, but the Twitter feedback was so encouraging that the designer put the files on Thingiverse for anyone to download.

I'll never experience menopause first hand, but I write about many things I will never be a part of, so I let go of my trepidations and created an article about this vest with integrated hot flash sensing and cooling hardware. There is also a panic button to call friends for help.

Sometimes, when folks tear apart an antique or some vintage hardware, they destroy a piece of the past with no regard for it. Not this time, someone found a rotted meter and removed the decayed guts to replace them with a Wifi text meter and honored it with a period-appropriate box.

I heard about this story on a BBC radio broadcast where a London group called The Tyre Collective is working on a device to collect the rubber that comes off tires as they drive. I wasn't aware, but it is a catastrophic pollution source, and hybrid vehicles are not immune.

Years ago, I received a capacitor tester in the mail by accident. I didn't need one, but I checked the price, and it was crazy expensive for a hobbyist grade PCB, so when I saw this device that could test caps, resistors, and transistors without even knowing what order the user connected the pins, I was impressed.

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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