Dennis Jackson at Airware is looking for a senior EE and an EE technician. Contact us and we'll connect you to Dennis so he knows to look out for you. Dennis' episode was 94: Don't Be Clever about drones, simple code, and learning.
Dan Saks answers many questions about C++ in embedded systems: where it works, where it doesn't, and a path to getting started.
Dan Saks is the founder and president of Saks & Associates. He was a columnist for The C/C++ Users Journal, Embedded Systems Design and several other publications. He also served as secretary of the ANSI and ISO C++ standards committee in its early years.
We touched on some of his articles:
Andrei suggested Sams Teach Yourself C++ in One Hour a Day, Seventh Edition by Siddhartha Rao as a good primer for experienced C programmers reluctantly learning C++.
Contest for Making Embedded Systems will end Feb 5, 2016.
Inventor and Youtub-er, Simone Giertz (@SimoneGiertz) tells us about building robots to "help" her daily life.
Simone's YouTube Channel. Some of the videos discussed in the show:
- Chopping Machine VLOG and its TV commercial (Also: the servo motors used)
- Listener Feedback with TENS machine
- Wake up machine
Simone's blog, with additional robot build details is at simonegiertz.com.
Contest for Making Embedded Systems will end Feb 5, 2016.
Anh Bui, Vice President of @Benetech Labs, joined us to discuss using technology for good.
Benetech is most widely known for Bookshare, an online library for people with print disabilities. Note that this is only open to people with print disabilities per the Chafee Amendment (copyright exceptions with cause). There are some public domain books you can search through on the site.
Martus is another of Benetech's core programs, in their human rights and civil liberties program. It is an open source, secure information collection and management tool.
Poet Image Description Tool is a Benetech tool to aid in making visuals more accessible to everyone.
Some accessibility guidelines and techniques:
- W3 Web design accessibility
- Apple's many accessibility resources
- POUR (Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, Robust) website design article
Hackaday Prize (2016 announcement is coming!)
CE uses the ST-Nucleo-F030R8 board.
The Amp Hour episode with Chris and Elecia is 281: Crossovers and Call-ins
Elecia is looking for a datasheet for the SunPlus SPHE8104GW. Not the 8200. This is not something Google-able. It probably requires knowing the right person, but if you do (or if you are the right person), please help.
Automatic: BLE car monitoring
Elecia's self-evaluation for 2014 year is on her blog
Python library for mashing binaries into other forms is IntelHex
Elecia couldn't find the .map file scripts she was thinking of though one on stackoverflow was pretty close
FIRST Robotics is way to get students of all ages into robotics. Former participant and dedicated mentor, Michael Hill (@Michael_A_Hill) tells us about FIRST and how we can get involved.
Forums are at ChiefDelphi.com
This year's theme is FIRST STRONGHOLD and was designed in collaboration with Disney. There is a trailer on YouTube (expect castles!).
Micheal's team is Innovators Robotics.
Chris and Elecia will be helping out on The Amp Hour call in show, recording January 6,2015. If you'd like to chat, hit our contact link or email email@example.com. Please include your name, location, Skype name and what you hope to discuss on air.
Sarah and Abi Hodsdon speak with us about being a maker family.
The online K-12 school they use is Connections Academy.
Making Makers by AnnMarie Thomas is a book about encouraging kids toward making.
Backyard Ballistics by William Gurstelle is an excellent addition to any library.
Giwishes is a massive global scavenger hunt.
Some learning sites the Hodsdon's recommend include:
For e-textiles and wearables, they recommend:
One of his reasons for going to Planet Labs was knowing Shaun Meehan, check out his Amp Hour interview.
Daemon by Daniel Suarez
Podcast Award nominations open in early 2016
We ask Matt Berggren (@technolomaniac) to envision an ideal world of product creation.
Matt works for SupplyFrame.
Wishbone is the open source bus system that Elecia likened to ARM's AHB/APB.
Simon Monk (@simonmonk2) talks with us about zombies and writing books.
🐔=🦃+1 (or Why isn't there a duck emoji?)
Christopher and Elecia talk about languages, twitter, listener emails, and Star Wars.
$20 Linux board from vocore.io
Elecia went to Hackaday's SuperCon, got to announce the Hackaday Prize 2015 winners, then talked to the organizers about their conference.
The guests this week were (in order of appearance):
- Amber Cunningham
- Dan Hienzsch (115: Datasheeps)
- Adam Fabio
- Brian Benchoff
- Aleksandar Bradic
- Sophi Kravitz (77: Goldfish, Fetch My Slippers! and 91: Save Us from Astronauts)
- Mike Szczys (69: Look at this Entire Aisle of Standoffs)
Adam promised us a list of contributors to the goodie bag. Here it is!
- Wicked Device
- Seeed Studio
- No Starch Press
- Nanomagnetics (http://nanodots.com/gyro.html)
- The Hackaday Store
If you succumb to the wonder of 3D laser printers, consider using our Glowforge link so you get $100 (and we get $100).
If you are in the Seattle area, Glowforge is hiring! Check out their jobs page.
There is another interesting interview with Dan at Tested.com.
Windell Oskay (@Oskay) of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories (@EMSL) told us about co-authoring a book: The Annotated Build-It-Yourself Science Laboratory.
Some great EMSL links:
- A signed copy of Windell's book
- Dis-integrated 555 timer kit
- Candle flicker LEDs
- Food in specimen jars EMSL blog post
- Spherical pen plotter (EggBot Pro!)
The book Chris brought up was Thinking Physics.
Windell is also on Google Plus.
Contest to get Windell's signed book ends 11/13, send in your entry!
Bob Coggeshall (@BobCoggeshall) runs a boutique assembly house. And he co-wrote sudo. There are sandwich jokes.
Octopart's Common Parts Library
How did we not know about Astromech.net?
Chris and Elecia try out their new recording location, give advice for getting a job in embedded software, and respond to listener emails.
SparkFun's Pit of Despair is a blog post about how to create products from prototypes.
Visual Studio has plug-ins that support microprocessors, see Visual Micro.
The Guardian reports that 2016 VW models have a different defeat.
There are many different guitar pedals you can build for yourself as a way to get a better handle on analog electronics. Elecia found these at Mammoth Electronics.
The song that was the first to have flanging was "The Big Hurt" by Toni Fisher in 1959.
Ben Krasnow of the Applied Science YouTube channel talks with us about scanning electron microscopes, generating liquid nitrogen, and cookies.
Contact Ben through twitter: @BenKrasnow
- Cookie machine
- Electron microscope scanning vinyl record
- Faraday effect (control light with magnets!)
- LED contact lens (not for the squeamish)
Other people's videos and projects: