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- Non-Fngible Tokens for schematics(reddit discussion)
- Apple 1 schematic
- Drafting tables
- Quartus II
- Chris is working with a Mech E who can iterate on very detailed designs using resin. Dave has torn down a resin printer (SLA)
- Dave had a 121GW prototype made from Resin
- Digikey printing on the tape
- Make your own parts kit
- Paper about thermoelectric generators
- These are much much lower output than an RTG, because the input power source is so much lower
- Video by Anton Petrov, Dave did a response video.
- Chris is interested in a new solar MPPT and battery charging chip, BQ25798
- Energy harvesting chip turn on requirements
- Solar panels
- When should you architect your whole system (write all the code) from scratch?
- Dave’s new ATEM switcher has a lot of customized code, not just drivers (maybe a custom OS?)
- Buying IP
- Speaking of developing an OS, Bell Labs just released Plan 9, including a Raspberry Pi image. The name is drawn from the terrible Plan 9 from Outer Space movie. Chris used to watch terrible movies like this. The one he tried to remember was “Invasion of the Saucer Men”
- A self-study plan posted on Hacker News
- Buy a kit for the area you’re interested in (in the above case, a brain interface kit)
- Don’t have a starting project? Chris recommends you follow past guest Ben Eater’s videos and follow along with a kit.
- Chris and Dave both like the PCBite system
- Intel announced they’re expanding their foundry capabilities. Chris predicts they will be spinning out the chip side soon (as a different company)
- TSMC is planning to build in Arizona for $35B
- Texas Fabs shut down from the power outages. NXP is just now recovering.
Thanks to Housing Works Auctions for the pictures of Beanie Babies
Fnords Illustrated says
Hi! Commenting here as I don’t have twitters or reddits.
When there’s talk about electronics books I haven’t heard the free series “Lessons In Electric Circuits” by Tony R. Kuphaldt being mentioned that often. I think they’re great for absolute beginners. Helped me when going through my electrician studies here in northern EU. I’m not a native English speaker so by electrician I mean that person who wrangles those very angry pixies that seem to be coming out of the wall. The books are available here: https://www.ibiblio.org/kuphaldt/electricCircuits/ DC, AC, SEMI, DIGI, REFerence and EXPeriments
Tony has also published a book called “Lessons In Industrial Instrumentation” which is over 1000 pages. It has a lot of the stuff from the earlier books and a lot more. Has a primer on calculus as well as the material is considered for level above the vocational. That book is available for free here: https://www.ibiblio.org/kuphaldt/socratic/sinst/
Also one book that is not free but is really amazing value for money is this next one. It’s not strictly an electronicals book but rather a wide view of the whole EE thing. I think it is because EE’s tend to be curious people and want to know what/how the pixies are doing behind the wall and underground etc.
Electrical Engineering Textbook by Europa-Lehrmittel
Sample pages: https://www.europa-lehrmittel.de/downloads-leseproben/32409-1/2661.pdf
and the companion:
Electrical Engineering – Tables, Standards, Formulas
I included links to the sample pages of the two above as imho those are some of the best textbooks that I have ever bought in terms of visual presentation.