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MEP EP#115: From A Current Perspective

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Runtime: (00:47:34)

Parker Dillmann
Stephen Kraig


Podcast Notes

  • Stephen
  • Parker
    • USB Type C article? Updating old USB 2.0 from MicroUSB to Type C?
    • Going to finish my Gameboy VGA adapter
  • RFO
    • Amazon’s in-home delivery service now supports eight smart locks
    • FTC says “Warranty void if sticker removed” is not valid
      • Companies can’t put repair restrictions on their products unless they provide the parts or services for free or receive a waiver from the FTC.
      • regulation for right to repair, is more about the posibility for getting the spareparts, and maybe cutting down on electronics waste.
    • Avoiding side entry to SMT pads?
  • Announcements
    • Twitter Chat Info
      • April 13th Friday at 1PM CST
    • Meetup Info
      • Parker will discuss Key Parts of an Arduino
      • Trey German will talk about taking off-shelf enclosures and customizing them. Shout out to @yertnamreg
    • Houston Hardware Happy Hour
      • First Thursday of each month
      • May 3rd at Slowpokes
      • Bring hacks and hang out

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Pulling forces from the surface tension of solder paste on SMT parts. This is due to the thermal effects of the copper traces. For most applications the slight twist this can induce is fine but should be noted.


Reading the signals off the Gameboy LCD data stream.


Displaying the video on a VGA CRT.

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