Welcome back everyone! This week on the MacroFab Roundup: Juvenile Delinquency, Serial Protocols, Protecting Circuits, and Open Source Dogs.
Interesting Links and Articles
- Hacking, Phreaking & Juvenile Delinquency with Joe Grand
- Joe Grand’s talk he gave at CypherCon 3.0
- Check out MEP EP#73: Joe Grand: The Origin Story where Joe talks about the beginnings of his hacking days and DefCon badges
- Mini radar and AI instead of finger-pricking for diabetics?
- Using 60GHz gesture recognition radar to monitor changes in glucose levels via dielectric changes
- The radar is currently used for Google’s and Infineon’s Project Soli.
- Current results are 85% as accurate as traditional blood analysis
- Introduction & Differences Between RS-232, RS-422 and RS-485
- Serial communication protocols and the differences between them
- These “old” standards are still used today in industrial applications
- How to Protect Your Circuits Using Only a Diode
- Prevent reverse polarity power sources from destroying your circuit
- This is a good interview question, “How to design for user failure mode”
- openDog Project
- An all metal open source robot dog design
- Are robot dogs still good dogs?
- 4 Reasons Embedded Developers Should Avoid Cloned Hardware
MacroFab Engineering Podcast
This week on the MEP EP #127: Tariff Impacts, Chris Church talks about the potential impact on the Electronic Manufacturing industry by the latest Tariffs.
MacroFab IRL Events
- Twitter Chat Info
- Join Parker on Twitter every Friday with #MacroFab to talk about PCB design, assembly, and the latest hashtags
- July 13th Friday at 1PM CST
- Hardware & Electronics Engineering Meetup by MacroFab & Mouser Electronics
- July 18th at 6PM
- Houston Hardware Happy Hour
- 6PM CST on August 2nd at Slowpokes
- First Thursday of each month
- Bring hacks and hang out