272: Stick ‘Em on Whales

Chris Gammell (@Chris_Gammell) of The Amp Hour (@TheAmpHour) joined us to talk about the state of the industry, listeners, guests, and life in general.

Embedded’s accounting episode (150: Sad Country Song)

Contextual Electronics Consulting forum (requires you to apply)

Remote work

250: Yolo Snarf

Excellent video on how prototype PCBs have improved over the years

Quickly falling cost of dev boards

Elecia worked on learning and building robots and happily got a related job

Chris W is building IOS apps

Object oriented

Prototype to Product: A Practical Guide for Getting to Market by Alan Cohen (Emebdded.fm interview)


Visual Basic as a prototyping language

ESP32 and EXP8266 longevity and use in products

WiFi provisioning

Electric Imp, Particle.io

Azure IoT Hub, AWS IoT, Google Cloud Iot, Ubidots, and IoT App Story (the one Chris G remembered later)


Anki Vector robot

Genuine People Personality (from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

Genuine people personalities are coming to our gadgets (ArsTechnica)

LoRA and chuckable sensors

LoRaWAN and ARM Mbed OS

Telepresence and mirroring others

The Amp Hour ToorCamp episodes

Sourdough (a novel about robotics and AI) and Embedded’s interview with the author

Energy and Civilization: A History by Vaclav Smil

Jeri Ellsworth spoke about the demise of CarstAR in The Amp Hour 394

The Stone Monsters music products

Llama and the IoT zines

Related Oatmeal comic

Supporting Embedded Patreon leads to a link to their slack channel, mentioned in this show. Supporting The Amp Hour Patreon is also a great idea.

228: Pedantic or Andrantic

The Amp Hour and Embedded join up to send a holiday letter to listeners.

Chris G is ever improving Contextual Electronics. Chris W has a new band: 12ax7. Elecia still has a book: Making Embedded Systems.

Amp Hour episodes mentioned in this one:

Embedded episodes mentioned:

We talked about teaching which led to:

Books we are reading!

Elecia got a JTrace Pro Cortex-M for herself for Christmas. Chris W got a Moog Werkstatt and an assortment of Teenage Engineering small synths. Chris G mostly got sweaters because Chicago is very cold.

BMW now sends YouTube ads via snail mail

BMW now sends YouTube ads via snail mail

181: Work on It for Ten Years

Chris Gammell  (@Chris_Gammell) of The Amp Hour and Contextual Electronics joined Elecia and Chris for a holiday special Ampbedded (EmbHour?) episode.

Embedded will be having a Hats and Hacks party in Aptos, CA. You can come! RSVP on Eventbrite.

Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise

Analog Discovery vs Saleae

Embedded blog (with Andrei Chichak and Chris Svec) including a post on podcasts we listen to

Hemmingway App, useful for making writing clearer and simpler

Tweezer sets make excellent gifts

The Way Things Work Now is an update on a classic book

Flybrix is a LEGO drone platform for learning control systems and flight robotics. The founder was on Embedded #157.

Nordic nRF52

makexyz: 3D printing in your neighborhood

Fusion 360

Video of Tesla seeing two cars ahead, having an accident

The LDC1000 has never been attached to a Bluetooth sensor

Free calculus book online: Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals. There are other online textbooks approved by the American Institute of Mathematics.

Raptitude’s Maybe You Don’t Have a Problem

Isaac Asimov is a great inspiration: Medium Post by Charles Chu