Welcome back everyone! This week on the MacroFab Roundup: Microsoft and Linux sitting in a tree, electrical grounds, RFID Modules, and NASA observed electrical failures.
Interesting Links and Articles
- Microsoft Just Open Sourced 60,000 Patents, Proving It Really Does Love Linux
- Microsoft gives up billions in patent royalties to reduce the burden of open source software and development
- Possibly going more Android and Linux friendly
- Is Microsoft trying to improve its relationship with developers?
- This comes after Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network
- An Introduction to Ground: Earth Ground, Common Ground, Analog Ground, and Digital Ground
- Not all grounds are ground !
- Ultra small UHF RFID with Integrated Antenna by Murata
- Murata Magicstrap is a 1.25mm x 1.25mm x 0.55mm RFID module
- Digi-Key offers IoT Cellular Data Plans
- Digi-Key partnered with wireless carriers (Versions/AT&T/ect) to offer a path to create end-to-end IoT solutions
- Possible way to simplify your supply chain by getting a sim card through your electronic part distributor
- Interesting Observed Electrical Failures from NASA and Honeywell
- Leading the list are examples of Byzantine failures due to the widespread “that can’t happen” opinion of these types of failures
- RC plane flies using the Magnus Effect
- Magnus effect is the phenomenon that a spinning object creates drag on one side of the object with produces a pressure difference
MacroFab Engineering Podcast
This week on MEP EP #142: Supply Chain Conspiracy Securities – Misha Govshteyn and Chris Church join Parker and Stephen to discuss supply chain hardware and software security.
MacroFab IRL Events
- Hardware & Electronics Engineering Meetup by MacroFab & Mouser Electronics
- Octavo Systems
- November 28th at 6PM