The Words About Technology and Tools podcast that deals with unusual procedures you can accomplish with technology, and related topics. This ranges from how to modify consumer electronics devices, to experiments that might make an acceptable science fair project.
WATT deals with science and technology from the hands-on let's-do-it point of view. Each show considers one technological idea, ranging from a modification of a a consumer electronics device to a science experiment, or perhaps a set of hardware or software tools that can be used to develop other devices. The shows are delivered by Gregory Dudek, a robotics researcher in his day job (former director of the McGill Center for Intelligent Machines, currently on sabbatical spending time at MIT and CSIRO among other places), who dabbles with technologies both for amusement and to introduce other people to science and computing from a hands-on perspective.
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Supplementary links for recent episodes
DARPA Urban Challenge'
Customising a wireless router
Building or modding a digital video recorder
- DVArchive software for ReplayTV
- Guide and remote access/distributor for ReplayTV
- ReplayTV board at AVS Forum
- Tivo Techies
- Myth TV home made linux PVR
Electric Pickle: turning a pickle into a light bulb
- Journal of Chemical Education, 1996, "The Incredible "Glowing" Pickle and Onion and Potato and..." by Battino and Weimer. Experiments for the same effect with an onion, a potato, a head of cabbage, and a grapefruit.
Release schedule: roughly once per fortnight or two (every few weeks).
Typical length of a show: 8 to 24 minutes.
Average show size: 15 Mbytes