Trains are a continual source of fascination for nerds young and old. This week, Chris and Dave discuss recent train experiences and also talk about new chip fabs, shuttering IoT networks, asset tracking for the masses, and really old software.
This week, Dave and Chris discuss troubleshooting, both in the abstract and in the literal. Dave has been troubleshooting his solar panel, and Chris has been building up new 3D printing metholodologies. Also semiconductor manufacturing, workshops, project management, and more!
Shrouk El-Attar is an electronics designer, refugee, belly dancer, activist and podcaster. She joins Chris to talk about creating electronics for interesting problem solving, including FemTech products, robots and art.
Sammy Cheung, CEO of Efinix, joins Chris to talk about FPGAs. They discuss designing reconfigurable devices into products that do not traditionally have FPGAs, but will benefit from enhanced capabilities like Computer Vision.
Michael Gielda of Antmicro joins Chris to talk about simulating embedded hardware, from the microcontroller core all the way out to multiple units communicating on a mesh network (and beyond). Their open source tool (Renode) enables better firmware testing and more reliable systems.
Brandon Gilles and Brian Weinstein of Luxonis (makers of the DepthAI) join Chris to talk about how embedded computing will change in the next 5 years due to depth perception and AI image classification. The DepthAI board uses the Intel Movidius Myriad X chip, which enables many of these advances.
This week Dave and Chris discuss detailed teardowns of EVs, choosing PCB fabrication based on minimum tolerances, PCB stackup, large chip companies merging, and the untimely passing of an engineering icon.