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Circuit Break

a MacroFab Podcast

Parker and Stephen explore topics in engineering each week.

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Latest Podcast

The Other VCC

We dive into the intricacies of capacitor selection, discussing types of capacitors, their properties, and how different factors affect their performance.

June 7, 2024

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Building LibrePCB - Urban Bruhin's Journey in Open Source EDA

Urban Bruhin shares his journey from being an electrical engineer to developing LibrePCB, driven by his dissatisfaction with existing EDA tools like Eagle.

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Remote Ownership

Tariffs hike hits electronics! Hear Parker analyze cost impact & debate chip kill switch ethics with Stephen. Plus, Parker's Python invoice hack!

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Timing Tariff Modulations

We delve into the fascinating world of time modulation, discussing recent advancements in capacitor technology.

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The Toilet Mountain of Social Media

The hefty topic of U.S. funding for 'digital twin' chips research under the CHIPS Act, comparing its budget to other big expenditures.

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The Magic Touch Is Money

We explore the implications of Apple’s business practices on innovation, consumer choice, and market competition.

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Repairing the Retro Future

This week we dive into the fascinating world of vintage tech repair, focusing on efforts to preserve General Motors' futuristic '80s digital displays.

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Food Device Contest Wrap up

We celebrate the innovation and creativity of Food Device Design Derby entries like the JavAqua, Pizza Pouch, and the winner, BarBuddy.

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Top Features to Add to Your Next Prototype

Tune in as we share insights, anecdotes, and maybe a few confessions from our own prototyping adventures.

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MacroFab Platform Updates from Kyle McLeod and Nicholas Lundgaard

The episode provides insights into MacroFab's efforts to make PCB manufacturing more accessible and efficient for their customers.

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Batman, The King of EDC (Every Day Carry)

Delve into the fascinating world of Batman's utility belt. Tracing the evolution from its humble origins to its current complex design.

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Magical Semiconductors of Pixies

We’re joined by Alexander Vartanov, an electrical engineering student with a knack for hands-on projects.

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Wizard Trust Falls for PCB Footprints

Parker’s transition from Eagle to KiCad, facing challenges with library management and device layer integration. Also, the new MacroFab Quote Wizard.

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Tracing a Path for PCB Design Automation with Sergiy Nesterenko

Sergiy Nestorenko, founder of Quilter and former SpaceX engineer, discusses revolutionizing PCB design automation.

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The Mega IIe: A Vintage Computing Adventure with James Lewis

Tune in for a fascinating journey from the past to the future, bridging vintage computing with modern technology with James Lewis, aka the Bald Engineer.

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Kent Johnson: Religious Diversity in Electrical Engineering

Kent Johnson, Senior Corporate Advisor at the Religious Freedom and Business Foundation discusses the role of religious diversity in the workplace.

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Entangled Steam

Parker and Stephen dive into the world of batteries, sparked by the BetaVolt BV100's claim of a 50-year lifespan.

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Cloud of Disks

Join Parker and Stephen as they delve into Japan's decision to phase out floppy disks and CD-ROMs for government submissions.

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No David Here, Chris Gammell with

We welcome Chris Gammell, Developer Relations Lead at Golioth, to explore the exciting world of IoT (Internet of Things) and hardware.

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CI/CD, We Salute You with Brenden Duncombe

Brenden Duncombe discusses the pros and cons of continuous integration and continuous delivery/deployment (aka CI/CD) for hardware.

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Net Running the Nut Runners with Joe Grand

Bosch wrench hack sparks talk on insecure IoT devices. We discuss safety risks and broader implications.

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The Gray Zone with Kent Johnson

Parker & Stephen dive into ethics with expert Kent Johnson Gray areas, moral dilemmas, & beyond in engineering Don't miss this!

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Great Classes, Odd Teachers, Chickens, Snakes

K-map talk sparked debate on college teaching! Parker & Stephen shared prof stories: some inspiring, others baffling.

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Entropy Rules Everything

Circuit Break welcomes back James! His expert insights on component aging - 5 years? 20 years? Calculations?! - sparked a convo we couldn't miss. Tune in!

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Eighth Annual MacroFab Star Wars Christmas Special

Not unlike Han Solo emerging from cryosleep, the annual MacroFab Star Wars Christmas Special is back!

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