Welcome, Jonathan Oxer!
- Thanks to our sponsor, Club Jameco. To see the kit featured this week and to learn more about their program, check out http://ClubJameco.com/TheAmpHour.
- Jon has held positions and started companies in both hardware and software.
- His current company, Internet Vision Technologies, has over 20 employees and software based.
- Jon helps to organize the Arduino Mini Conf, which occurs on the first day of the Australian Linux Conf
- Jon’s main venture (and most directly interesting to this show) is Freetronics, an electronics kit development and manufacturing operation.
- From his first company, he has learned to focus on the core for business, similar to what is discussed in The Lean Startup.
- Their most popular kit is the EtherTen, based upon the Arduino platform but with integrated Ethernet.
- When working on electronics, Jon prefers the TAPR license.
- They also work on Power over Ethernet (PoE) devices, because it was something Jon dream up for his house.
- Jon’s blog about his house and his centralized home automation system is Super House TV.
- This is also the name of his YouTube channel where you can find a range of videos, including a response to our show!
- In order to get into his house, Jon installed an RFID chip…in his arm!
- DIY Biohacking is a new trend, some even putting magnets in their fingers
- Jon has written a few books, including Hacking Ubuntu and Practical Arduino.
- He is also a member of the Melbourne Hackerspace
- At one point, Jon hacked his car and decided to start a site called Geek My Ride for other car-hacking enthusiasts. This is also his most popular YouTube video:
- And if he weren’t busy enough recently, Jon has been participating in the ArduSat project, working on their payload. This is an evolution of the CubeSat program.