- What is on your electronics list for the holidays? Dave and Chris both need new chairs for their labs
- Henrik from Oslo, Norway
- Sylvain from Belgium
- David from Portland
- Portable bench setup. Taking your electronics on the road is impressive!
- Mike from the UK (mikeselectricstuff)
- MASSIVE panorama of his amazing lab. Breathtaking how well he uses the space and how much he crams in there!
- IEEE has a podcast. Not the easiest thing to find but there are a lot of different topics and interviews!
- Discussion Points
- Are squishy circuits the beginning of the circuit printing we’ve been talking about? Too soon in the technology to tell.
- Listener Harry tells us about The Woz being on “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me”
- The Freagle Campaign is still going. While we appreciate the Cad Soft team getting on Twitter, we still think the revenue generated from EAGLE BOM pushes will offset costs. And if not, RS Design Spark is free!
- EAGLE also just added a script for getting a PCB quote, apparently. No word who the vendor is but Dave thinks this will extend far beyond PCBs into entire supply chains.
- Fluke could use a little work on their Tweeting. Not all engineers care about American football!
- It seems the foundries may be buying into opening up their standards to the EDA vendors. Could this mean more open source tools (like Electric) or will it just open it among the big players?
- Dave and Chris get asked to fix peoples’ stuff because we’re engineers, but Chris much more often gets asked to be IT. Google has a new site to help with that.
- What’s the payoff from getting a PhD? Is it even worth it for all the effort required?
- Inventables, an awesome site with small quantity, weird new materials for use in hobby projects.
A video tour of Dave’s EEVblog lab:
This is the “Summer Oasis” that Dave’s wife made him build her. Dave thinks it’s a waste of space and it should have been used for a big shed!”
(yes, that tiny tool shed is behind the opening fence.
Before and after shots: