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- Dave is sick! (it’s winter in Aussieland)
- Toy switches
- DC arc over
- Dave’s home solar system failed
- Louis Rossman has been dealing with water ingress on mac connectors
- Saturn PCB toolkit
- CR123A. Previously used for camera flashes, now used in torches/flashlights
- Specify battery packs in Wh
- AAAA batteries
- Could electronics folks be trusted to do a design on its own?
- Design For Hackers (book)
- “Specialization is for ants”
- Designers taking apart a Tesla
- Alerting cost problems in the design phase
- Selective solder
- Scotty (Strange Parts)’s tour of PCBway
- Wave solder
- Maker Media, owners of Maker Faire and MAKE magazine shut down
- Silicon Chip has 1/10th of their magazine numbers
- EMSL did a nice retrospective
- So did Mightyohm
- Infineon buys Cypress
- Backing for RISC V chip companies
- Rabbit 2000
- Chris will be at Teardown next week, hopefully recording.
- Dave…might start a conference?
Thanks to Brian Wong for the pictures of the torch/flashlights
Even industrial CAD-designer has their areas where they are able to work in.
The requirements are too different in the different areas.
The requirements in my company are for example:
Costs per part aren’t that important.
The construction have to work at the first try, only small changes are possible and have to work for the next 20 to 50 years.
(The production volume is very low.)
We got product-designer from the automotive area some years ago.
They were experts in the high volume automotive area, but weren’t able to adapt to the requirements in our company.
That in mind, you have always to look out for the specific area the expert is working in.
Outside of their comfort zone, even an apprentice will deliver better results.