Derek Kozel talks about the software stack required to “program” a software defined radio (SDR). The discussion delves into GNU Radio and includes live demos viewing the spectrum on a custom SDR receiver.
Mike Harrison talks about designing large art installations, based around readily available components. The main project discussed is a smart “Vanity Mirror” which captures images of the user and feeds them back onto small LCD screens in a large array. Discussion includes sourcing components, finding connectors and the architecture behind the entire project.
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Joe Menard talks about building a DIY home automation (IoT) system when the commercially available products didn’t seem worth the money. Many lessons were learned along the way.
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Monk Funkster talks about the intricacies of analog synthesizers and the internal building blocks.
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James Lewis, marketing manager for Kemet Capacitors, talks about the range of misconceptions surrounding capacitors, especially that they are “simple” devices. There are many considerations for capacitors, depending on the chemistry and configuration of a particularly capacitor.
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Form factor matters, especially for prototyping. Philip has developed a new device that works with breadboards but still has all of the benefits of modern ARM processors and RF.
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Going to China for the first time can be a confusing experience. Jesse shares his trials of finding a manufacturer for a custom, “heirloom” keyboard.
Continue reading “Jesse Vincent, CTO of Keyboardio – “My first hardware startup: A few vignettes””
What happens when the majority of your work blows up on the Antares space accident? You turn around and get some of your second string units on the next SpaceX launch (9 days later)!
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Discovering new parts is difficult. A new site was recently developed to help engineers search through the millions of parts available online. This walkthrough is an introduction to the available features and how to get started with a login and a first search. Continue reading “An Introduction To Parts.io”