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This attempts to be a free-form, (sometimes) co-hosted podcast about tech-oriented hobby-projects. Do not proceed if you're looking for a high-quality production. However, if you enjoy friendly chatter, read on.


On a semi-weekly basis, Michai talks about software, electronics and mechanical engineering from a hands-on point of view. Most of the time, that means giving excuses for not having done any work at all.


Jul 29, 2018

To counter the evil midsummer heat, we bring you another cool and refreshing episode. Topics include a 45 Vdc SMD LED, DIN-rail prototyping, reconsidering the workings of a previously disassembled coffee-machine, getting zapped by a vintage coffee-grinder, and an unused yet brand new angle-grinder.

Also, I am currently...

Jul 5, 2018

This time, we explore the wonderful world of being zapped by a high(ish) voltage electrolytic cap, some maze-generation algorithms in a nutshell, disassembling a simple step-counter, and starting a scootmobile with a magnet-key.

Jun 16, 2018

No idea how this episode got so long... Featured(tm): reselling my HP3455A DMM to the person I bought it from, a meeting of the HCC computer-club (.nl) Retro-section, reverse-engineering a overflow-valve for a laundry-machine, making quick electronics-prototypes by manually engraving copper-clad PCB, and making an...

May 26, 2018

Quite a long episode this time - hope it doesn't bore you too much. Topics include the ability to ask silly questions and do silly things, sharing a serial link to an AVR between programming and debugging without bootloader, the portable TS100 soldering-iron, interesting game-console candidates, and past and upcoming...

May 11, 2018

This episode talks about what happened to my RetroChallenge RC2018/04 project, software-development for yesterday's computers, the last Hackalot-meeting, components with crappy documentation, disassembling a toaster with actual electronics inside, and the usefulness of various engineering-tools found in my...