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Dec 10, 2021

Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys get caught up on the week that was. People go to great lengths for video game saves, but this Pokemon hack that does hardware-based trade conversion between the Game Boy's Pokemon 2 and Pokemon 3 is something else. Why do we still use batteries when super capacitors exist? They're different components, silly, and work best at different things. Turns out you can study the atmosphere by sending radio waves through it, and that's exactly what the ESA is doing... around Mars! And will machined parts become as easy to custom order as PCBs have become? This week we take a closer look at prototyping as a service.