In Taking Apart Toys, I look inside toys to see what they can tell us about building devices. This might have been a book but it didn’t work out. This is a series that may be of interest to people getting into hardware and/or those who like to see graphic pictures of disassembled toys.
Ty the Typing Robot tracks my ongoing adventures through machine learning, computer vision, and robotics. It is a fairly in-depth series with lots of exploration and open source code.
I like doodling and sometimes use the resulting comics to teach or remember concepts, such as The Consumer Llama’s Guide to the Internet of Things, Narwhal’s Guide to Bayes’ Rule and Snow White’s Guide to Your First Stock Option. There are a few single page versions including Robot Arms and 2D Coordinate Frames and Portraits of Kalman Filters (and statistics).
I have a some advice posts where readers and listeners ask questions. Career and general advice:
Resilience is a Skill - Why you should finish school
I Heart My Notebook - Using an engineering notebook effectively
Shameless Self-Promotion - Suggestions for embedded systems books
More technical advice:
Weasley Clock- Exploring ideas for a embedded project
Some deeper dives into particular embedded topics:
I occasionally explore random ideas as they occur to me:
How Cephalopods Are Like Embedded Systems - marine biology collides with machine learning
Creative Destruction Board - a board designed to catastrophically failed
I Like the Word Ignominious - how my career has occasionally gone off the rails and veered in to the surreal
A Book About Applied Robotics - what I'm looking for in a book about applied robotics
Seventeen Machine Learning Tools - various machine learning methods and their applications
Finally, there are some podcast related posts:
An Intro to Podcasting - How podcasting works for me.
So Many Ways to Stall - A mini-lesson in media training.
Interview on Podcasting - Questions from ListenNotes about the Embedded podcast
2017 Survey Results (part 1) - Overview of the results of the survey