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- Paul Otellini from Intel made $19 million last year.
- The satisfaction of seeing something made is a good goal to shoot for in a job, maybe more so than money?
- Dave will be doing an Ignite talk later this month. The last time Dave gave a talk (below) he just winged it!
- Chris had a hard time writing his Maker Faire talk (and a harder time presenting it)
- We’ve been going for 2.5 years now! Crazy!
- Setting deadlines for yourself can be difficult http://pandodaily.com/2013/04/05/ten-websites-that-teach-coding-and-a-bunch-of-other-things/
- 5 tips from a former Apple hardware employee (mostly from the mfg side).
- Dave has done a video showing the 2 layer board manufacturing process.
- “Crisis couriers” is how Fedex started. “Why would anyone need a package in 24 hours?”
- If you’re into military tech, this new laser from the US Navy is terrifying and awesome. Lots of cool systems surely integrated to allow it to happen (Tracking, cooling, power, etc)
- Mike Harrison has been playing with lower power lasers.
- The PETMAN robot from Boston Dynamics is super creepy.
- Markings have officially started disappearing from Yageo resistors. While this decision was likely driven by cost in high volume production, it hurts for prototyping.
- Chris is disappointed current sources aren’t real and how that can mess up SPICE sims.
- Perhaps we should have a T shirt slogan: “Current sources aren’t real”?
- Should we bring back WotW? This week Jose writes in showing off his bench (which was confusing until we got to the messy pictures!).
- Should we bring back CotW? This week we talk about the LT6110, a chip that helps compensate when pushing power over thin wires.
- Dave and the EEVblog forum have been investigating wonky behavior in the LT3080 (which Dave used on his PSU). Maybe Bob Dobkin will write us another email about it? (a highlight of our radio show so far!)
- What are the effects of top down design decisions, like this one in Russian metro card readers?
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Many thanks to krossbow for the picture showing us just how green the grass can be.