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Mep ep310

MacroFab Engineering Podcast #310

2022 New Year Engineering Resolutions

Will Parker and Stephen cross off all there new year resolutions or will they be forgotten?

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January 7, 2022, Episode #310

With 2021 behind us it is time to look forward to 2022. Will Parker and Stephen cross off all there new year resolutions or will they be forgotten?

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New Years Engineering Resolutions

  • Parker
    • Finish the Cat Feeder Unreminder
    • Get the 65’ Checker “Running”
    • Get to 200 lbs
  • Stephen
    • Smaller but more directed action
    • Stretch resolution
      • Be more present
    • Practice more
  • From the MacroFab Engineering Team
    • Run DRC on your designs!
      • We have DRC files for Eagle and Altium
      • Questions about our DRC can be directed to
      • Cheating the DRC just results in more end cost due to infield failures and extra loss in E-testing
  • From the WMD team
    • Let us cheat the numbers not you
      • The numbers are there for a reason. We know when we can fudge them.
  • Podcast Resolutions
    • Release podcast at Friday noon
    • Going to video and the edits will be on Youtube
    • Transcribing the audio
    • More polls and user engagement 
    • Swag to give out during live streams

About the Hosts

Parker dillmann
  Parker Dillmann

Parker is an Electrical Engineer with backgrounds in Embedded System Design and Digital Signal Processing. He got his start in 2005 by hacking Nintendo consoles into portable gaming units. The following year he designed and produced an Atari 2600 video mod to allow the Atari to display a crisp, RF fuzz free picture on newer TVs. Over a thousand Atari video mods where produced by Parker from 2006 to 2011 and the mod is still made by other enthusiasts in the Atari community.

In 2006, Parker enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin as a Petroleum Engineer. After realizing electronics was his passion he switched majors in 2007 to Electrical and Computer Engineering. Following his previous background in making the Atari 2600 video mod, Parker decided to take more board layout classes and circuit design classes. Other areas of study include robotics, microcontroller theory and design, FPGA development with VHDL and Verilog, and image and signal processing with DSPs. In 2010, Parker won a Ti sponsored Launchpad programming and design contest that was held by the IEEE CS chapter at the University. Parker graduated with a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Spring of 2012.

In the Summer of 2012, Parker was hired on as an Electrical Engineer at Dynamic Perception to design and prototype new electronic products. Here, Parker learned about full product development cycles and honed his board layout skills. Seeing the difficulties in managing operations and FCC/CE compliance testing, Parker thought there had to be a better way for small electronic companies to get their product out in customer's hands.

Parker also runs the blog,, where he posts his personal projects, technical guides, and appnotes about board layout design and components.

Stephen Kraig
  Stephen Kraig

Stephen Kraig began his electronics career by building musical oriented circuits in 2003. Stephen is an avid guitar player and, in his down time, manufactures audio electronics including guitar amplifiers, pedals, and pro audio gear. Stephen graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University.


Special thanks to whixr over at Tymkrs for the intro and outro!