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Circuit Break Podcast #101

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January 10, 2018, Episode #101

Stephen brings up alternative uses for assembly layers in PCB design and Parker uses OctoPrint!
  • Stephen

    • Alternative uses for assembly layers
      • Assembly, document, and mechanical layers
      • “It’s a way for us electrical engineers to feel like a mechanical engineer”
  • Parker

    • HackADay IO talk
      • Friday, January 12, 2018, 12:00 pm PST
      • “The moment they invent smell-o-vision, this podcast would be done”
    • MEP101 DSO138 Update
      • STM32F103
      • Widely cloned
      • If your cocktail of silicone is a little off, you’ll be okay
      • Silicon actually change as the year goes around (according to a professor of Stephen)
        • “The chip just decides only to run on Saturdays”
      • Legit STM32F103’s are $2.36 in QTY
        • Can get “questionably sourced “ units for under $1
    • OctoPrint
      • Use a Raspberry Pi to control your 3D printer
      • You can load gcode wirelessly up to the Pi with SSH tunnel on browser
      • Best open source project parker has come across
      • Monoprice Ultimate 3D printer
    • Printoid 
      • Access OctoPrint over the internet

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Assembly Layers used for showing PCB stackups.

Assembly Layers used for showing PCB stackups.

Follow the Hackaday.io Hack Chat with Parker! Jan. 12, 2018 at Noon PST.

Follow the Hackaday.io Hack Chat with Parker! Jan. 12, 2018 at Noon PST.

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, longhornengineer.com, 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!

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