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We once again welcome Jonathan Oxer!
- Jon was previously on episode 123 of The Amp Hour.
- Jon runs Superhouse.tv, a channel about creating home automation. He also runs Freetronics, a kit company run out of Melbourne, Australia.
- Jon also previously had a software company, which he sold at an effective loss. During the job search, Jon got frustrated with the requirements for most jobs and posted about it on Facebook.
- In the past, Jon has felt imposter syndrome (so say we all)
- He may end up doing consulting, Chris recommended this document about being a good consultant.
- DIY home automation
- Power-Over-Ethernet isn’t talked about as much as it was, but is still a popular category for Freetronics.
- Jon helped to design the Ardusat, which had a very different set of constraints. It had a total production run of 5
- The Lightning McQueen teardown was impressive for how it was constructed.
- Jon was impressed by a totally robotic milking system.
- If you like drones, you should check out the UAVfutures YouTube channel.
- Sumo bots are small competitive robots that try to knock their competitor out of the circle.
- LIN interface Superhouse.tv episode
- Angus Gratton hung out with Jon and Chris and consulted on all things ESP32 for Jon.
- Chris discussed “replay circuits” which seems like it would make it easy to “clone” a device controller. Jon can emulate using a 433 MHz shield he designed. He has given a conference talk about it as well.
- Samy and Joe scared Chris into thinking about security (among others).
- OpenHAB is a way to control devices throughout the home.
- Jon talked in a past video about the risks of having a device “calling home” as a method of control.
- Want to hire Jon? Email him here.
- Follow him on Twitter as @JonOxer
- Check out his sites: Superhouse.tv and Freetronics.com.au
ru4mj12 (@ru4mj12) says
Is there a link to the frozen pizza automation video?
For all things IR, there is a (ridiculously expensive) IR learner/blaster from CommandFusion that could be useful if doing a lot of reverse engineering. For RF decoding, Michael Ossman has some great talks (on Hak5 and GRCon16) where he covers packet clock recovery. Balint Seeber also has some great talks as well, but I don’t think he’s released anything open-source. See also Samy Kamkar (Defcon 23) where he presented the WaveConverter:
Would love to hear an episode about the ins-and-outs of drones. Everything from the ground control systems available, to the tons of open source esc, the fpv options, etc, etc! I bought the Make:Drones book which is a good starter, but would love to go to the InterDrone conference in Las Vegas in September.
Richard Audette says
On the condo/apartment door opener idea mentioned at the tail end of the video, I had a similar issue, I wanted to be able to get into my apartment without a key fob. I decided the easiest way to do this was to get a modem to pick up at the right time, and dial ‘9’
I built one, and a friend has started using it to allow guests entry to a unit he rents on Airbnb.
Chris Gammell says