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This attempts to be a free-form, (mostly un-cohosted) podcast about tech-oriented hobby-projects. Do not proceed if you're looking for a high-quality production.

On a semi-biweekly basis, Michai and optional cohost talk 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.

Nov 11, 2019

4.5 months is still not enough to make you forget this podcast, is it? (And also, sorry about the long gap.)

Another mixed bag as usual. 2 meetups with the CBA Quality Team for some Quality Time.

Eindhoven Hackerspace Hackalot moved to a new location, and I put some LED decorative stuff there, making use of a light intensity curve for a better visual result.

Furthermore, a trip down memory lane with an old elevator mock-up project, tests with 2 potting-materials, a hot glue meltdown, and taking a look inside an older anti-theft clothes tag

Inside the anti-theft tag:

Inside the anti-theft tag

At the bottom right is the mechanical lock. A pin is locked inside the brass-coloured cylinder by metal balls. Applying magnetic force will unlock it (although I didn't try here). 

No RFID with this one, just an LC tank circuit. I think these were similar tags they already used when I was a tiny kid.