Sophi's company is Mix Engineering
[Note: Elecia was the recording engineer and her inexperience showed by not hitting that other little button on the software. Nacho's mic ended up bad but Chris mostly fixed it... the sound gets better after the first five minutes.]
CCNX website (includes contact link)
CCN enabled Riot OS
John Schuch (@JohnS_AZ) talked with us about being a semifinalist in the Hackaday Prize, his project, and entering other contests.
IRC channel mentioned is TYMKRS
Christopher and Elecia look through listener email, check in on what past guests are up to, and consider the best and worst of science in recent fiction.
The Martian (Amazon) (There is a tiny spoiler, one Elecia doesn't think merits the warning but Christopher says to skip 55:00 to 01:02:55 if you want to read the book cold.)
Don's I Snooze Remote
Emile Petrone (@emilepetrone) talked with Chris and Elecia about Tindie: buying, selling, changing the rate of hardware innovation, having a burgeoning start up, connecting government agencies to craft electronics, etc.
Intellectual property attorney Judith Szepesi (@Judith_IP) discusses what Elecia (and startups) need to know about patenting.
Judith is a founding partner at HIPLegal, LLP. They will soon have a guide to addressing patent trolls (link to be added when available).
Ask Patents - a Stack Exchange site to discuss patents (and patent trolls)
Judith and Elecia both recommend the Patent It Yourself book from NOLO Press (always get the latest of this). Even if you seek legal counsel, you'll have a better idea of what should happen through the process. [Note: we got to talking after the show and Judith reminded me that if you do research for other people's patents, you should track that because you have an obligation to tell the patent office about whatever you are aware of that is relevant. -El]
- All entries
- 50 semifinalists
- Science fiction contest winners (previous contest)
- Mike was on the judging panel to winnow down from 800 entries to 50. Some projects that he thought were particularly awesome that didn't make the semifinalist cut.
In response to a listener question, Elecia wrote a blog post about things to do in Silicon Valley. When Mike visited for the first time, he caught many highlights: he went to HSC/Halted, enjoying how organized it is, woke up early for the De Anza electronics flea market, and had a ball at the Computer History Museum.
Mike's Science Friday segment
Sign up to be a Hackbright Academy mentor.
Oh look! Elecia signed up to speak on Sunday!
In front of a live audience, Chris and Elecia talk about their experiences with FAA and FDA.
The Wikipedia article on DO-178B is a good place to get an overview of the FAA process (even for other levels of concern).
Everything we know about car safety certification, we learned by reading Wikipedia's ISO-26262, including Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL).
Jack Ganssle's Embedded.fm episode was Being a Grownup Engineer.
Jack's company is Gadget Factory.
- Mike Field's book Introducing the Spartan 3E FPGA and VHDL (FREE! With code!)
- Mealy and Tappero's Free Range VHDL (FREE!)
- Sundar Rajan's Essential VHDL : RTL Synthesis Done Right
- Roger Tokheim Digital Electronics: Principles and Applications
- Thomas Floyds Digital Logic Fundamentals (also see the latest edition)
Chris and Elecia will be recording live at Hacker Dojo in Mountain View, CA on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 7 P.M. RSVP!
Darma (@Darma_inc) is a nascent start-up focusing on optical sensors in a seat cushion to aid in posture, stress reduction, and meditation. Chris and Elecia speak with CEO Dr. Junhao Hu and Sharif Kassatly about building a company, going through the Haxlr8r's accelerator program, and choosing a crowd funding platform.
One of their advisors is NASA's Dr. Joan Vernikos, author of Sitting Kills, Moving Heals.
WHOOPS! We didn't record Elecia's mic this week and are taking a track direct from Chris' computer mic. Sound quality is not up to our normal standards. Sorry!
Write a novel this November with NaNoWriMo
Come hear Chris and Elecia talk about writing software that can kill you at Hacker Dojo in Mountain View on Monday September 8, 2014, 7pm. Sign up!
Also, bonus quotes:
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." - Benjamin Franklin
"Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being." - A. A. Milne
Steve Dalton (@spidie) told us about starting a hackerspace, visiting Silicon Valley with a homebrew incubator group, and tech and fencing Australia.
Steve's consulting group is Refactor
Josh Bleecher Snyder (@offbymany) joined us to talk about PayPal's Beacon, being acquired, the Go programming language, BTLE, computer vision, and working at a large company after founding small ones.
Bluetooth Low Energy: A Developer's Handbook by Robin Heydon
Learning OpenCV: Computer Vision by Gary Bradski and Adrian Kaehler
Machine learning's Theano
Eigen Library for matrix math
Athos athletic body monitoring
Smoke dress (neat!)
Necomimi: thought controlled cat ear headband
Hövding scarf airbag for cyclists
Some good books for Beagle :
- Bad to the Bone: Crafting Electronics Systems with Beaglebone and BeagleBone Black (co-authored by Jason)
- More comprehensive list of BeagleBone resources
BotSpeak - A programming language for internet endpoints
To contact Jason about ordering a bunch of units for your OEM use, see his contact info on BeagleBoard.org's About page.
Chris and Elecia went on vacation so this week we have music for you: the Ballistic Cats will be releasing a new album soon! If you like it, please check out the Ballistc Cats website. This album will be officially released on August 15, 2014.
Craig Sullender of ChipSight joined Elecia and Christopher to talk about machine, computer, and embedded vision.
Peep, a camera for your door'd peephole (soon to be on Kickstarter)
O'Reilly's Practical Computer Vision with SimpleCV