Hey Everyone! Happy New Year!
As mentioned in the last episode of 2012, we will be answering listener questions for our first show of the year! We’re always up for answering questions, of course, and hopefully you feel free to write in at any time, but we thought it would be fun to try and have a rash of questions all at once. So if you have project problems, have questions about the industry or have any other inquiries that you think would fit into our normal weekly banter, please send it in! Here a few ways you can send in your questions:
- Leave something in the comments section of this post
- Leave a post on the /r/TheAmpHour subreddit
- Send an email to theamphour at gmail dot com
- Post something to your site, YouTube channel, SoundCloud page or elsewhere and send us the link.
As an added bit of fun, if you’d like to send us an audio clip of you asking your question, we’ll play it live on the show as we answer it. We’ll also favor these kinds of questions…as that’s lots more fun! If you’re sending a file, please make sure it’s not too big and please make sure there isn’t too much noise in the clip and that you speak clearly.
We look forward to hearing from you! Ask away!
hi chris and dave. im a 17 year old kid from california. iv heard chris mention wanting learning to machine, and get a cnc machine. i got a mill(x2 manual machine) a few months ago and am now really into machining. you guys always “yap on” about 3d printers as well. my question is, why does everyone have a 3d printer, instead of a milling machine(manual or cnc). based on dave’s eevblog videos, the 3d printers do not even come CLOSE to the quality of a machine tool (mill, lathe)made part (as far as tolerances and strength). in my opinion, machining is WAY MORE AWESOME, with the hot metal chips spraying “all over the shop”, literally. lol. why is everyone SO into their 3d printer?
thanks for your time and for creating an entertaining podcast to listen to while i mill out parts!
Hello guys! Wim from Australia here (g’day Dave). I have enjoyed your show. I am an electronics hobbyist, getting into it in part from building analogue synthesisers. I feel fairly comfortable building kits but allot of knowledge still seems a black art to me. I have a cheap multi-meter, soldering iron and The Art of Electronics. Could you suggest for some one that is studying electronics as a hobby a way to become more knowledgeable or just any general advice? I have begun to build circuits I have found on-line on perfboard. I am hoping to build my own modular analogue syntheiser from scratch. I guess I am asking do you have any pearls of wisdom for someone on the learning curve of trying to understand electronics (especially the hobbyist).
Happy new year,