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- Chicago was so cold (the day we recorded this episode), the train company set tracks on fire to defrost them.
- Chris asked about dev kits/platforms people are interested in
- Migen for generating FPGA code
- Paduk – 3 cent micro
- ST Micro family Dave is using doesn’t have eeprom
- Battery back SRAM
- Wear leveling
- 4 cent external eeprom
- Higher setup cost
- NeoDen4 video from NeoDen USA
- NeoDen7 with Yamaha feeders
- Hand assembly
- Sipeed M1 board has dual RISCV 64 cores for AI applications
- Chris started the FastAI course after reading Yuval Noah Harari books over the holidays.
- ESP32 has a new camera board
- Hot dog/ not hot dog
- How much power a Raspberry Pi takes
- Hackaday just wrapped up the “Circuit Sculpture” contest
- Chris first saw this from Mohit Bhoite, one of the Particle EEs
- Dave had a patent chat with his brother in law (Phil) over the holidays
- How to become an engineer
- ZGlue is not a chip printer…but it could be an interesting way to piece together chips
- A history of chipmaking in Japan
- PCB Checklist
- Former guest of the show, Bil Herd did some high speed testing for Hackaday
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Matthew Suffidy says
With regards to surviving on Mars, several problems do exist today. One of which is sending any good volume of stuff to Mars has a very large price tag. If anti-gravity craft could easy be produced this could be eliminated, but do not exist currently. Currently an artificial environment would have to be set up that would be life supporting, but also include the abilities of manufacture, and hence be rather large. It would be nice to have something like a fusion reactor, but this runs into unknown difficulties because a simplistic one does not yet exist, and it may have to be repaired. As it is right now I think a nation could just about win a war by not playing with space but investing in defence. I saw the Japan thing you were mentioning, and thought it was interesting. Bad transistor failure rates initially.
Very interesting, watches a doc about transistors mentioned, How hard it is to make a diode. Great will be watching more.
Mark Kannel says
Dave wonders why anyone would populate the North : ) I can list some good reasons!
No spiders the size of our hands
Ample supply of fresh water from the Great Lakes
Minimal forest fire risk
No hurricanes or tsunamis
No poisonous insects or snakes to speak of
Plenty of tillable soil
We have 4 distinct seasons to keep it interesting and can buy the occasional ticket to visit the other poor saps whenever we choose.
Why doesn’t dave like FRAMs? cost?
Regarding low-cost micros, the ~$1.50 EMW3060 WiFi Module (ARM9) seems like a deal!
Regarding Fast.AI, Au-Zone develops DeepView for embedded machine learning:
For an inexpensive plug-in-play machine learning/vision platform: