πŸ›Ί Robot Rickshaw, πŸ’ͺ Hacking Prosthetic Arm and more

It’s Memon Mondays!

This newsletter is my experiment to share all the cool things I find during the week and share them with my like-minded friends.

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COOL LINKS

Adam Savage’s Rickshaw Pulled by Boston Dynamic's Spot Robot

Hacking my arm prosthesis to plug into a synth: thought-controlled music β€” This is absolutely one of the coolest hacks I have seen. This guy hacks his prosthetic arm to connect it to a synth and control it using signals from muscles. This also reminds me of an older project me and Mujtaba did: We developed a very cheap armband to detect MMG signals, which we then sent to a neural network and captured/recognized few gestures. The hardware consisted of pre-amplified microphones.

Gears β€” A really great blog post about mechanical gears. I really liked the interactivity and visualizations on this blog. Also check out other posts on their blog.

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STARTUPS ETC

Why Google Did Android

Google’s sixth employee made this video tour of the office in 1998.

This interview with Wozniak has many lessons.

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DEV

Check out OpenChakra, an open-source visual editor for React. It’s a cool demo, however I don’t see myself using it as of now, it’s not there yet.

An SSH server that knows who you are β€” a nice demo of how an SSH server can derive your name, email, etc from your public SSH keys.

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GAME OF THE WEEK

This casual indie game I recently came across on Twitter: Bad North. A brutal real-time strategy game. Defend your island kingdom against a horde of Viking invaders. I am playing it on an iPad and have tried it on Switch. It’s fun on both!

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SONG OF THE WEEK

Shadow Of The Day - Linkin Park [YouTube]

From their third album Minutes to Midnight. This album was sadly the start of their downfall.

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That’s it friends! Have a great week. Be safe, make good choices, and get enough rest.

Also inbox me if you got something cool to share!

✌️~Asad

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