Ep 137: Maximum Power Point, Electric Car Hacking, Commodore Drive Confidential, and Tesla Handles

Hackaday Podcast

24-09-2021 • 51 mins

Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams marvel at a week packed full of great hardware hacks. Do you think the engineers who built the earliest home computers knew that their work would be dissected decades later for conference talks full of people hungry to learn the secret sauce? The only thing better than the actual engineering of the Commodore hard drive is the care with which the ultimate hardware talk unpacks it all! We look upon a couple of EV hacks -- one that replaces the inverter in a Leaf and the other details the design improvements to Telsa's self-hiding door handles. Before we get to midieval surgery and USB-C power delivery, we stop for a look at a way to take snapshots of Game Boy gameplay and an electric plane engine that looks radial but is all gears.

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