The Right to Privacy: Navigating Personal, Physical and Digital Safety

CW/TW: This article mentions the implications that privacy and data can have on domestic abuse and violence. Zoe Rose is a cybersecurity consultant and recognized as one of the 50 most influential women in cybersecurity. In this episode Zoe explains wh… Continue reading The Right to Privacy: Navigating Personal, Physical and Digital Safety

Beam Dump Makes Sure Your Laser Path is Safely Terminated

Between hot things, sharp things, and spinny things, there’s more than enough danger in the average hacker’s shop to maim and mutilate anyone who fails to respect their power. But somehow lasers don’t seem to earn the same healthy fear, …read more

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Safety coating causes heat-damaged ropes to change color

When a rope is heated – either by friction or by fire – it may lose its structural integrity, subsequently breaking when put under load. A new surface coating, however, could cause ropes to change color if they’ve been overheated, providing a warning t… Continue reading Safety coating causes heat-damaged ropes to change color

Water And Molten Aluminium Is A Dangerous Combination

It is not uncommon for a Hackaday writer to trawl the comments section of a given article, looking for insights or to learn something new. Often, those with experience in various fields will share kernels of knowledge or raise questions on a particular topic. Recently, I happened to be glazing …read more

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LUCI adds collision avoidance and anti-tip tech to powered wheelchairs

If you’re the user of a powered wheelchair, it goes without saying that you really don’t want that chair to tip over, or to crash into obstacles. The LUCI system – which gets added to existing chairs – is intended to keep those things from happening.Co… Continue reading LUCI adds collision avoidance and anti-tip tech to powered wheelchairs

Hackaday Links: December 20, 2020

If development platforms were people, Google would be one of the most prolific serial killers in history. Android Things, Google’s attempt at an OS for IoT devices, will officially start shutting down on January 5, 2021, and the plug will be pulled for good a year later. Android Things, which …read more

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Quin Quest modular smart helmet will call for help if you crash

Texan company Quin Design has released a remarkable flip-up, carbon fiber smart helmet for adventure and touring motorcyclists, with built-in Bluetooth communications and the ability to detect crashes and call for help when a rider’s in trouble.Continu… Continue reading Quin Quest modular smart helmet will call for help if you crash

Retrotechtacular: Shake Hands with Danger

OK, you’re going to have to engage your safety squints and sit back to enjoy this one: a classic bit of safety propaganda from US heavy-equipment manufacturer Caterpillar from 1980 entitled “Shake Hands with Danger.”

Actually, you’ll probably need to engage your schlock filters for this 23-minute film too, as …read more

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