The Simplest SMT Component… In The World
Stephen’s CNC steps closer to being completed! Parker receives a newsletter that has the simplest SMT component in the world.
Taking Pictures with Magnetic Flux
Two major topics this week! Major Box Truck updates and a flashback when Parker was introduced to digital photography through the Sony MVC-FD5.
We discuss the different seasoning, boil and soak times, and building an inexpensive boil pot from materials and supplies Stephen already has.
MacroFab Engineering Podcast
eBooks & Guides
MacroFab Platform Help
October 23, 2019, Episode #195
Episode 200 is Coming Up!
- Question / Answer setup like Episode 100
- Send them via Audio Format to email@example.com
- Attended space camp as a kid every year he could and became one of the counselors
- Enjoys sharing his love of space exploration with people of all ages and walks of life through various mediums
- In 2018 he lead the MIT Rocket Team as President to launch Project Hermes to 32,400 f
- Now, as the Publicity Chair of the MIT Rocket Team, Charlie hopes to inspire others to explore the heavens
- When Charlie isn’t building rockets, he is using his telescope, tinkering with his 3D printer, or enjoying a fantasy novel
- Is a 20y old sophomore from Slovenia
- Majoring in Electrical engineering and Computer science
- Joined the MIT Rocket Team last fall
- Currently the leader of the avionics subteam
- Also part of the MIT varsity soccer team
- Likes to play frisbee, drums, and compose music
- Current Projects
- Rocket Design
- Important things to remember
- Approvals? Who do you let know that you are launching a rocket?
- What kind of electronic hardware do you run?
- Design considerations
- Power? Batteries?
- YouTube Channel
- Twitter Account
About the Hosts
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 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!