This post was meant to post the evening of 3/19 (EST) but for some reason it didn’t post until this morning.
- Dave has lost a bunch of footage because of camera problems.
- They’re looking for volunteers to live (and die) on Mars. What kind of electronics would you bring?
- Dave has been reading, “The Case for Mars” by Robert Zubrin
- System design is important. Could they design with enough interchangeable parts to avoid the square air filter in the circular air filter hole problem like on Apollo 13?
- When big projects are on the line, different groups hear different things and have different prorities, like on this tree swing.
- A new part from Microchip called the BodyCom allows you to use your body as the communication medium.
- The NAND computer looks complex! Is it worth it for you to build one too?
- The lightning detector breakout module from Tautic.
- Perhaps the needed new DfX item will be DfS? Design for Sharing!
- Chris has been troubleshooting SPI recently and fighting with the different modes.
- A new site called CircuitLava hopes to be a marketplace for designs? Sign up to be an early contributor.
- If you’re making boards at home, you can check out the new $2K PickNPlace called Board Forge, powered by a Raspberry Pi.
- Ian from Dangerous Prototypes has a different PnP he picked up in China.
- Bunnie Huang released his book, “Hacking The Xbox” for free in honor of Aaron Schwarz.
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Thanks to TJ Blackwell for the CC Mars Mashup picture…awesome!