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Circuit Break

a MacroFab Podcast

Parker and Stephen explore topics in engineering each week.

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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.

April 12, 2024

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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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You Down with SDV

We discuss car manufacturers increasing their focus on Software-Defined Vehicles (SDVs) instead of physical components used to control vehicle functions.

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Pete Staples from Blue Clover

We welcome Pete Staples, the CEO and Co-Founder of Blue Clover Devices! Founded in 2003, they explore ways to make the electronics industry more efficient.

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Holy Static Hazard Batman!

Parker and Stephen discuss a recent article exploring how electrostatic discharge damage isn’t the only kind of static hazard digital designs can face.

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Dr. Duncan Haldane from JITX on Automating Circuit Design

Dr. Haldane on his background, the problems JITX is trying to resolve, & new auto-router plans. What's the deal with the "hyper-aggressive pogo-stick"?

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Does ChatGPT Want a Cold Beer?

Shrinking chip tech spurring 2.5D packaging & enabling 3D. ChatGPT's in answering questions & relating to humans, despite lacking personal experiences.

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The Barcode Turns 50

Paul V. McEnroe is best known for his primary role in developing the UPC, the barcode used on every product in supermarkets and the retail industry.

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Captured Pads

Parker & Stephen dive into Circuit Break Discourse, LT3073 regulator, Weldestroyer updates, Box Truk progress, and more!

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Consciously Collecting Concepts

Parker will participate in Extra Life Day: Revenge of the Holiday Special raising funds for kids at a local Texas Children's Hospital on November 4, 2023.

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