Ben Krasnow (@BenKrasnow) spoke with us about prototyping, Patreon, and staying current. And a whole bunch of stuff.
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Ben’s YouTube channel is Applied Science. His recent videos have been shot with the high speed Chronos camera (whose creator David Kronstein was on The Amp Hour #325).
Ben has a Patreon page which funds randomness. (Embedded also has a Patreon page, for randomness and mics.)
Ben was previously on the show: 119: Do Your Neighbors Have Any Idea?
For BLE prototyping, Ben mentioned the OSH Chip by Philip Freidin (146: The Loyal Opposition) and using Processing for Android to make quick-n-dirty test applications.
We mentioned the Wazer desktop waterjet.
Chris brought up this video describing impedance with a mechanical model.
One of Ben’s favorite videos that he did was the first one with an electron microscope, way back in 2011: DIY Scanning Electron Microscope - Overview.
Ben gets a lot of his news from Hacker News: https://news.ycombinator.com/
Ben’s Twitter criteria was that they didn’t post updates often too often for his one-a-day check and that they focus on tech:
- @elonmusk (for updates on my car's firmware)
And some of his favorite YouTube channels (Ben said it was very difficult to distill as there are many great choices):
- Matthias Wandel
- The Signal Path
- Cody's Lab
- This Old Tony
- Nick Moore
- Gross Science
- Haas Automation
- I Build It
- Alex Dainis
We also mentioned architect Frank Howarth of the urbanTrash channel.