- Dave declares the chip shortage is over! The scopes from a contest 1 year ago have shipped.
- Adafruit video asking Microchip for parts. Adafruit helped popularize the SAMD21 and SAMD51, which are tough to get ahold of
Looks like I am going to put my pick and place circuit board assembly machine in storage. Without electronic components, it just takes up space. Maybe 2023 will be better? Who knows….. 😭 pic.twitter.com/vP5KWdvy2j
— factory400 (@factory_400) April 27, 2022
- Dave finally tried taking his EV to 100% charge
- “blowing the carbon out”
- American pickers
- On our subreddit, someone was asking about PCB fabs (and assembly)
- An apocryful story about firms buying finished goods and destroying to get parts out of them (the DailyMail is a rag)
- Josh from Macchina (Earl was on The Amp Hour on episode 388) had emailed Chris about XScomponents. There are some listings on there, but don’t get your hopes up!
- Diamond district effect
- Dave is a really big fan of Bluey
- Belkin is apparently trying out (or giving credence to wireless charginge). Dave was unconvinced (back in 2018)
- Open vs closed cavity
- Chris presented to the Thread Group and talked through some of the things he understands about it on the show. This video was pretty helpful.
- Chris’s wrestling name would be “The BOM Dropper”…apparently.
- Dave got some PCB art in the mailbag. He made a followup video about the “5 layers” of PCB artwork.
Digital? Every idiot can count to one. pic.twitter.com/OTAZD0HjQs
— Dave Jones (@eevblog) April 28, 2022
- Stippling is a technique of adding grayscale to two tone printing. Chris used this on the art for this episode.
- Using the ESP32-S2 as a USB to UART chip
- Eric Migicovsky wrote about Why Pebble Failed
- We had CTO of Pebble (Andrew Witte) on the show back on episode 175