Podcast
51

MEP EP#51: No Flex Allowed

Podcast Notes

  • Parker’s Jeep Radio should be finished next week! Will have a write up either on the MacroFab blog or his personal blog.
  • Crazy awesome PLC for the SAIM we found. See Figure 1.
    • ATMEGA2540
    • ESP8266 with expanded memory
    • Protected I/O
    • Relays
    • Built in Speaker and Screen
    • $90!
  • Stephen’s FX Dev Board is 29% funded! Thanks everyone! New Content soon!
  • FXdevboard.com is up and templates are available. Stephen just finished tubescreamer clone using the templates.
  • The greatest resistor in the world is on order – Double Sided for resistors and caps.
  • Will Super Caps ever replace regular batteries?
  • AutoDesk moves Eagle to Subscription only.
    • Free version, Standard is $100/yr or $15/month, Premium is $500/yr or $65/month.
    • Has a chart comparing the price of Eagle per day and Coffee? Error in chart. See Figure 2.
  • LEDs categorized by product bin?
  • Stephen made an actual silicon die ICs in college! See Figure 3.
  • New to the MEP! Discussions about PCB assembly and design practices! Mounting holes on PCBs. What to look out for?
    • iPhone inner layer repair video.
    • Be careful with ceramic capacitors near mounting holes.
    • Kemet article about flex testing of ceramic capacitors.
    • Let Parker and Stephen know what future topics you want to listen to.

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Runtime: (43:57)

Hosts:
Parker Dillmann
Stephen Kraig

Guests:
N/A


Figure 1: The Open Source PLC running on the Arduino platform.

Figure 1: The Open Source PLC running on the Arduino platform.

Figure 2: AutoDesk price chart error.
Figure 2: AutoDesk price chart error.
Figure 3: Stephen's silicon die he made in college.
Figure 3: Stephen’s silicon die he made in college.

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