Check out the December 22, 2020 Workshop 88 Maker Meeting here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_iZNCfRGe8
This week’s episode featured:
- Phil has an exciting update on his tracking and pursuit of radiosondes. (details and links below)
- Jim shares his experiences with import 7 segment LED displays and the steps he’s taken to increase reliability.
- Andrew’s inadvertent car battery charging Bluetooth hack
- We welcomed MACE, Workshop 88’s newest Patreon member.
(You can join us too!)
- Andrew shared laser cut ellipses that when put together perpendicularly form a novel shape that can roll freely, which led to a conversation about bicycles with square wheels
- Jim referenced a poem called The Deacon’s Masterpiece, or The Wonderful “One-Hoss-Shay” by Oliver Wendell Holmes an ode to perfect engineering – every part as strong as the rest.
- Phil was familiar with poem which was mentioned in Henry Petroski’s book To Engineer is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
It seems we all have some Petroski’s on our bookshelves
- Andrew referenced this super maker friendly xkcd: Ten thousand
- GailJo started a discussion of “The Christmas Star” conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter
Updated and new Radiosonde links:
- Tracking website: https://tracker.sondehub.org
- Prediction web site: http://predict.habhub.org
- The github page for making your own tracking station: https://github.com/projecthorus/radiosonde_auto_rx
- Same author but link for the chase mapping: https://github.com/projecthorus/chasemapper
- The site for the SDR dongles: https://www.rtl-sdr.com/
- Page for the LMS6 radiosonde on sigidwiki.com: https://www.sigidwiki.com/wiki/Lockheed_Martin_LMS-6_(Radiosonde)
- Reverse engineering wiki: https://wiki.recessim.com/view/LMS-6_Radiosonde
- Map of NOAA radiosonde stations: https://www.weather.gov/upperair/nws_upper
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