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Circuit Break

a MacroFab Podcast

Parker and Stephen explore topics in engineering each week.

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Timing Tariff Modulations

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

May 17, 2024

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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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Recording Studio Problem Solving

Parker and Stephen have a great talk with Greg Norman, a recording engineer, producer, and technician at Steve Albini’s studio, Electrical Audio.

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We Are Circuit Break

Parker and Stephen celebrate episode 400 of the MacroFab Engineering Podcast and announce its relaunch as Circuit Break.

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Zero to One: Joshua Manley on the Language of the 3D Realm

Parker and Stephen welcome Josh Manley back to the show to discuss how humans and CAD can interact!

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Duke Nukem v. Parker, Raspberry Pi 5, Weldestroyer!

Parker’s charity work, in which he plays video games like Duke Nukem. Plus, deep dive into the Raspberry Pi 5 and Stephen updates about Weldestroyer 3000.

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Guard the CHIPS, New Math for Double E’s

Community feedback that led Parker to order a Bambu X1 Carbon 3D Printer, arriving any day now, S to the L to the A, “guardrails” that the U.S.

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PoE - Phantom over Ethernet

Parker and Stephen discuss the Cloudlifter mechanism in use to help enhance the sound of this podcast, what phantom power is and what it actually does.

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The EU Charges Apple Up, Down with Slack, Don’t Go Changin’

Discussion on USB-C, EU chargers, tech, Slack GUI, government regulation, tech innovation and reverse polarity.

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GPUs D.O.A, Reverse Polarity Problems, A 3D Printer Pickle

Dead on Arrival for high end GPUs. Why do so many consumer electronics not have reverse polarity protection?

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Recyclable PCBs, EOL Design, Cold Cuts

Infineon’s use of recyclable PCBs to create a soluboard. An examination of the new Arduino Uno, Minima and Wifi, plus a CNC and saw blade update.

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Interviewing Matthew Prater

Matt has taught Robotics at University of Advancing Technology since 2019 and worked in Pharmaceutical Industry 15 years at Cardinal Health.

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DFS: Design for Snackey

This special episode is recorded at DEF CON, the annual hacker community gathering in Las Vegas.

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Kathy Joseph and The Lightning Tamers

A physicist and electrical engineering historian, tells human stories behind electricity's evolution. Learn from experiments and eccentric scientists.

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The aCADemy of Education - Joshua Manley of CADClass.org

This week, Josh Manley, Co-Owner & CEO of CADClass.org, shares their expertise in software and design education.

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CHIPS Can’t Dip

This week we’re joined by David Schild, the Executive Director of the Printed Circuit Board Association of America (PCBAA).

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Recursive Vending Machines

Join us as we chat with Hyr0n and Zapp from AND!XOR Group about their iconic badges for DEF CON 31.

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When Will AI Replace Podcast Hosts?

Delve into the world of AI in chip design, exploring the limitations and benefits, its impact on the labor market, and the future of this technology.

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Mislabeled Levels of Hell

We kick off this week with a timely discussion of whether you can cook food on the engine of your car; how hot would your exhaust pipes even need to be?

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Derivative Learning or Mathematical Consequences

The missing submarine near Titanic sparks discussion on using a gamepad, deep sea exploration regulations, and the need for backups in critical systems.

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Screaming into the Social Media Void

AutoDesk is dropping support and development for the dedicated Eagle EDA tool and moving efforts to the AutoDesk Fusion 360 Electronics.

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