- Leader and CEO of Parallax
- UC Davis alumni who lives and breathes Parallax products and has done so around the world
- All about family, working smart, having fun, mountaineering, and riding his unicycle
- Parallax founder. He had his first major introduction to programming and electronics when he was 13 years old with the Timex Sinclair computer
- After graduating high school, he and his techy friend from the 7th grade started Parallax at their homes in 1987
- Chip designed the first low-cost tools for the PIC microcontrollers
- Led to the development of the first BASIC Stamp module released in 1993
- Starting Products
- Apple IIgs memory cards
- EPROM emulators for microcontroller development
- PIC Tools
- Basic Stamp
- SX chip
- Parallax Prop 2
- What makes it special compared to other microcontrollers?
- P2 VS P1?
- Feature Set
- Programming Languages?
- What does it take to design semiconductors?
- Software packages
- What document package do you send to the fabricator?
- Process Size?
- What is automated and what is done by hand?
- Testing and validation
- When can people get there hands on one?
- Community around the company
- Parallax Forum
- Beta Testing?
- Best story of the Parallax Adventure so far?
KiCon 2019 is a user conference for the popular open source CAD program KiCad. Happening April 26th and 27th 2019 in Chicago IL, this is the first and largest gathering of hardware developers using KiCad. Talks at the conference will span hardware design, revision control, scripting, manufacturing considerations, proper library management and getting started developing the underlying tools. All announced talks have been listed on the conference site.
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Special thanks to whixr over at Tymkrs for the intro and outro!