Friday link pack #1

Flight 008, a multi-part science fiction story

Following on from the XPrize “Seat 14C” science fiction competition from 2017.

“Eleven of the biggest writers in science fiction, through eleven unique stories, follow one single thread: a non-stop flight from Tokyo
to San Francisco that passes through a wrinkle in spacetime and lands in the year 2040.

With performances by an all-star cast Dan Stevens, Calista Flockheart, Reid Scott, Keith David, Alfred Molina, and Danny Trejo Flight 008 is an audio experience unlike any other.”

An opensource DIY self driving platform for small scale cars

As mentioned in the Talk Python To Me episode #255 “Talking to cars with Python” podcast, Donkey Car is “a high level self driving library written in Python. It was developed with a focus on enabling fast experimentation and easy contribution.”

Raspberry Pi computers in buggies, sounds good to me 😎.

Percussive Maintenance

It’s an old video, but it’s right up there with “have you tried turning it off and on again?”. Percussive Maintenance on Vimeo.

Elon Musk and a Starship a week

Great article from Art Technica, Inside Elon Musk’s plan to build one Starship a week—and settle Mars