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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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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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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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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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The Danger Pool

The CHIPS act is driving chip manufacturers like Texas Instruments, TSMC, and Intel to expand in the US, but there's a shortage of engineering manpower.

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Bil Herd - Back Into the Storm

Bil Herd led the hardware design for the Commodore C128 and Plus4 Series of computers in the 1980’s and currently co-hosts a weekly webcast.

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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.

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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.

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Crawfish Conundrum

We discuss the different seasoning, boil and soak times, and building an inexpensive boil pot from materials and supplies Stephen already has.

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Countdown to Hype

Consider your product in an environment that will actively destroy the semiconductors. We'll dip our toes into Radiation exposure for electronics!

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Starting From The Beginning

When did you start listening to the podcast? Have a favorite episode? Let Stephen and Parker know which is your favorite.

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From Zero to Hero in Python

Python software language, more and more electrical engineering jobs are requiring this as a skill set but is it just snake oil?

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Brandon Sander of Inheritance Machining

Brandon Sander of Inheritance Machining joins to discuss restoring old machining tools, drafting manufacturing plans by hand and more.

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Full Stack Manufacturing - David and Joel of Teenage Engineering

Joel and David of Teenage Engineering discuss how Teenage Engineering was formed and how their unique view of design influences the manufacturing process.

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The POD-Ganizer

Stephen gets an upgrade in his electronics lab with a new multimeter, A Fluke 87V! We break down Stephen’s old meter vs the new Fluke.

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Riley Hall - Can Fictiv Make Beef Flags?

This week, Riley Hall of Fictiv joins the podcast to discuss how Fictiv connects engineers and designers to job and machining shops.

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Making Money the Hard Way

The US Mint Denver produces 30 million coins a day. Denes, the tooling department manager, discusses with us how production at this scale functions.

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The Yeti Job Hunt

Stephen is on the hunt for the next step in his electrical engineering career and shares the shifts in the industry and what employers are looking for.

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The Thermal Hum of the Universe

Relay manufactures hate this one simple trick that makes your “sealed” relays last longer! Except TE connectivity who has an note about this relay feature.

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Vapor Wave Reflow

How do you shop for automated electronic assembly machines that cost upwards of a quarter million dollars?

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