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Circuit Break

a MacroFab Podcast

Parker and Stephen explore topics in engineering each week.

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The Nuts and Bolts of Quantum Computing

Rick Altherr, a full stack engineer, shares insights into the working of quantum processors, particularly the trapped ion approach used by IonQ.

July 12, 2024

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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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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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