Chris apologizes for the poor audio quality on his end, it was a new setup (again) while the bench is being finished.
- What’s your favorite movie about engineering? Piggybacking on an article by Bill Schewber article from EEtimes.
- Bjork pulls apart a TV and tells us about it. WTF.
- “You shouldn’t let poets lie to you”
- Intel’s new fab is going down to 14nm! Holy hell!
- Why Arizona? Why not somewhere with water? Like Cleveland! (we promise, the water isn’t on fire anymore)
- NY wants to bring an engineering school and high tech to NYC? If cost was no issue, perhaps?
- Dave reviews another scope and we talk about system level design
- The battle rages on! An updated roadmap for printed electronics! Chris tells Dave to look for low cost fares to the US!
- You can print wax masks for chips now, perhaps another good step for etching.
- A new podcast exists for hackerspaces, and not just on iTunes as we said in the show.
- Another shout out and place to hang out, the Savage Circuits chat is on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month.
- None of these are as big as the Engadget TV show. How do they get so many people? Good for them!
- Dave talks about an article he read about a mathematician that predicts lottery tickets.
- Freescale going public again after having been private for less than 4 years. Are chip companies too big to fail?
A new Amp Hour initiative:
Chip companies should publish their most popular parts. This would allow smaller manufacturers to target chips they know aren’t going away any time soon. This would help on price and longevity of the part for the designer and would allow manufacturing efficiencies for the chip maker as more people gravitate towards these more popular parts. Think about it, chip companies!