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Engineering Podcasts

Parker and Stephen explore topics in engineering each week.

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Dont let ai brew your beer

Don’t Let AI Brew Your Beer

Parker and Stephen discuss Chat GPT-3, a language processing AI system, and what it can mean for engineers and society.

The one they talk about football fields for a long time

The One They Talk About Football Fields For a Long Time

If American Football is a game of inches, the tolerance of the field, markings, and measuring devices must be lower than that.... right?

A consumable for your wallet

A Consumable For Your Wallet

Car companies are starting to roll out performance subscription services for vehicles but is this any different then consumable horse power adders?

The name will arrive

The Name Will Arrive

The quest for the right connector for a project! The right of passage for any hardware electrical engineer starts with a connector catalog.

Cnc crafting

CNC Crafting

Stephen starts his new CNC build and discusses machining ATP-5 aluminum tool plate! Parker recaps the charity stream and discusses what comes next.

Signal switching for maximum offness

Signal Switching for Maximum Offness

Hail to the signal switcher! On this episode, Parker wraps up his prep work for the Extra-Life Charity stream and Stephen discusses switching signals.

Estimating effort

Estimating Effort

Why is estimating a projects completion time feel like it takes more work then the actual project? Estimating Project Time, the quest of management.

Connector catalogs

Connector Catalogs

This is the last installment of Stephen's 'Adventures in Injection Molding'. We are going to recap the entire two year sage and close the book on it.

Avrdude all the way down

AVRDUDE All The Way Down

The Jeep Prop Fan project rides again! Well some iteration of it at least. Lets design an open source PCM (Power Control Module) for automotive apps!

Out of bounds engineering

Out Of Bounds Engineering

Light pipes and panel mount indicators out of your projects budget? Listen for a FREE HACK on how to use the FR4 substrate as a light diffuser!

Calibrating cncs with pcb rulers

Calibrating CNCs with PCB Rulers

Stephen has successfully resurrected his CNC machine. How good could a chain drive driven, wood based CNC actually be? Tune in to find out!

The hot list of tasty chip fabs

The Hot List of Tasty Chip Fabs

More manufacturers sign on to the US CHIPS Act. Will spending $53 billion help actually help out our electronic supply chain problems? Find out!

Fierce key inventory

Fierce Key Inventory

When are our projects finally done or are projects destined to forever be a project? Parker and Stephen stand back from current projects and reflect.

Bricking bad

Bricking Bad

Burning the fuses on a new microcontroller can be a daunting challenge! One false move and you have bricked your unobtainium MCUs and ruined a build.

Hackery experts

Hackery Experts

Hyr0n of the AND!XOR group joins the podcast this week to discuss the DEFCON 30 Hacker Smart Watch and what we can look forward to next year.

Project snackey recap

Project Snackey Recap

This episode is all about how Project Snackey performed at Defcon 30. Come listen to what went wrong, what went right, and how people reacted to it.

Necrobiotic synthesizers

Necrobiotic Synthesizers

Our Spider-sense is tingling... OH that is actually a man-made zombie spider crawling up my leg. Who thought that would be a good idea? WHO!?!

Educated compromises

Educated Compromises

Project: Snackey gets released to the world! Or is it more of it was released upon the world? You choose!

Feature complete or minimal viable products

Feature Complete or Minimal Viable Products

Custom designed instrumentation tools? Stephen and Parker dive into differential oscilloscope probe designs on this week's episode of the MEP!

Csv file woes

CSV File Woes

This week Stephen learns the dangers of the modern software developers world! What do you do when updates break your process?

Heirloom documentation

Heirloom Documentation

How important is documentation for your project? Many people view it as an afterthought but it should be just as or more important then your design!

Your toaster is toast

Your Toaster is Toast

Part shortages and obsolescence got you down? Parker and Stephen have some tips and tricks to help your design stay ahead of the End Of Life game!

Double as good

Double as Good!

Nichicon is obsoleting entire electrolytic capacitor lines. Is this a sign of how electronic component manufacturers will handle supply crunches?

Codys corner q2 2022

Cody's Corner - Q2 2022

Cody Endlich is back on the podcast to discuss the electronic component supply chain squeeze and what the future magic 8-ball says about the industry.

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