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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.


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...

Apr 28, 2018

This episode wraps up my (hobby)work for the RetroChallenge 2018/04, and talks about a favourite scripting-language or the lack thereof, the use of SD-cards, finding a new pet (or PET..?) homecomputer/console, and NE555-sound.

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Apr 15, 2018

Made it to episode 20, and it's still a lot of fun - I hope the feeling is mutual. :-)

Topics of interest: a bit of background about this podcast itself, playing around with a vintage Luctor N.V. Multiset AC power-supply, last weeks' effort for the RetroChallenge 2018/04, disassembling a coffee-machine and the upcoming...

Apr 8, 2018

(First of all, apologies for the many "uhhh"s and "ummm"s you can hear - no idea what was going on there. Edited out a lot, and next time it should be better.)

Topics this time are my effort so far for the RetroChallenge 2018/04 (25% in), a short and biased discussion of some available handheld oscilloscopes,...

Mar 31, 2018

This episode covers one more PCB-failure (see previous episode for more fail), a LED that would still emit light at a rediculously low current, shortcomings of DIY lasercut stencils from a previous episode, my entry for the upcoming IFComp, disassembly of an old bread-toaster, the RC2018/04 Retro Challenge which will...