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For the first week of the new year, we welcome back some past guests to talk about electronics in 2023.
- Alvaro Prieto is a co-host of The Unnamed Reverse Engineering podcast and has co-hosted The Amp Hour before. He currently works at Sofar Ocean.
- Ariel Briner was on episode 260 of the show talking about CartesianCo, a now defunct startup. Ariel now runs an 8 person consulting shop in SF called Electron Labs.
- Chris Osterwood was on episode 425 talking about Capable Robot Components, which he is still working on. They are preparing to release new hardware in 2023.
- State of robotics
- Possible to have consulting with robotics?
- We were recording during CES 2023
- Robotic pizza
- 3H meetup
- Modex Fulfilment(conference)
- Electron labs projects are 30% IoT, but more are connected (50%+)
- iPhone globalstar connection is now possible and Iridium is coming soon.
- Alvaro uses Blues Wireless modems to do firmware updates on buoys near the shore. Ray Ozzie (founder and CEO of Blues) was on episode 603.
- Bugs in different locations due to unicode characters (or null characters)
- FreeRTOS vs Zephyr
- STM32U5 has DMA in stopmode, which is a low power option for DMA
- Alvaro has been creating Joulescope front plates
- What kind of mix of hw and software are each person doing?
- USB C cable tester
- ESP32-C3 is a RISC V wifi chip from Espressif. There is also support for Rust on that and some other Espressif chips (Chris Osterwood has been trying it out)
- Hubris OS from Oxide. Oxide engineer Laura Abbott talked about this when she was on the show. Another Oxide engineer Rick Altherr was on the show (before he worked there)
- Board bringup is a hardware activity for fimware engineers.
- Firmware with hardware when the power rails are controlled by the micro
- CM4 / Linux
- Buildroot vs Yocto
- Custom vs dev board
- Chaos camp
- Mark Rober video (car breakins)
- RISC V
- Is it all just “Stochastic BS”?
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