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MEP EP #131: Scott Swaaley and MAKESafe Tools

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Runtime: (01:05:02)

Hosts:
Parker Dillmann
Stephen Kriag

Guest:
Scott Swaaley
MAKESafe Tools

Podcast Notes

  • Scott Swaaley
    • Electrical Engineer from California Polytechnic State University
    • Started his career rewiring 18th century tall ships
    • Designed electrical systems for hospitals and data centers before becoming a specialist in renewable energy economics
    • Had a career in teaching and working with students in makerspaces
    • Founder of MAKESafe Tools
  •   YouTube Channels Scott likes
  • What is MAKESafe Tools?
    • Bringing industrial-level safety to everyday shop tools with an easy to install plug and play device
  • Design Challenges?
    • High power A/C switching
    • DC Isolation from the A/C side
    • Triacs and Hybrid relays
    • Physical board layout considerations
  • Documentaries and other links

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Scott Swaaley of MAKESafe Tools.

Scott Swaaley of MAKESafe Tools.

 

Testing a version of the Scott's Power Tool Brake.

Testing a version of the Scott’s Power Tool Brake.

 

Contacts of a relay after 10,000 cycle with Arc Prevention (left side) verse no Arc Prevention (right side).

Contacts of a relay after 10,000 cycle with Arc Prevention (left side) verse no Arc Prevention (right side).

 

Close up of some welded relay contacts.

Close up of some welded relay contacts.

 


Special thanks to whixr over at Tymkrs for the intro and outro!