Dave is back from his trip to Melbourne and has lots of calibration stories!
- There is a new documentary out about Alan Turing
- However, you need to request that it come to your city.
- PBS has a new documentary about Silicon Valley that looks amazing! Multiple parts.
- Dave visited the Agilent Melbourne Standards and Calibration Lab
- And many more videos, which will be posted to Dave’s EEVblog channel throughout the week
- Dave also visited the Melbourbe hackerspace
- Andy Gelme, who is part of the LiFX bulb team was showing Dave around and Alex Bradbury of Raspberry Pi was there as well.
- The Raspberry Pi team will soon be releasing a camera module to use with OpenCV.
- Dave and Chris haven’t dug into their RPi’s yet, but Chris has bought Matt Richardson’s book on getting started. Now to find the book on how to get started on the book!
- What do you do to ensure proper bring up of new boards? Power, test points, code, etc?
- Fran Blanche did a great video reverse engineering the Launch Vehicle Digital Computer (LVDC) of the Saturn V rocket!
- Dave saw an article about the quirk found in the electronics on the Pioneer Spacecraft in a recent IEEE Spectrum edition.
- Interested in following along with Kent Lundberg’s prototyping class, discussed on The Amp Hour previously? You can follow the assignments and writeups on the class blog!
- If you’re interested in learning more about MOS transistors (namely their physics), check out a new MOOC class on Coursera about MOS devices.
- Where should school start and stop? How can we better give context for schooling?