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MEP EP#66: Cooking with Gears with MacroFab

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Runtime: (45:05)

Parker Dillmann
Stephen Kraig


Podcast Notes

  • Parker
    • We are excited to announce that our first meetup was a great success! We hosted over 90 guests last Wednesday (April 26 2017) . Some of them shared projects they are working on and everyone had a good time.
    • Thank you to our guest speakers!
      • Damien Garza – President at ESU, Inc. & President at Greater Houston Manufacturers Association
      • Rick Pettys – Owner and Engineer at SparX Engineering
      • Ray Simar – Professor at Rice Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept., IEEE Fellow
    • Next meet up is this month on May 31. Topic is “Innovating the Energy Industry”!
  • Stephen
    • Design Challenge! Click names to see the submissions!
      • Thomas Ives from Salem, OR
        • LM3914 – Dot Bar Display Driver
      • Brett Smith
        • DM74ALS163BM – Counter
        • CD4514BM96 – Demux
      • Dave Sandl
        • CoolRunner II CPLD
        • ADC over I2C
      • Shawn Swift
        • ATTINY88 driving LEDs:
        • Drive LEDs directly with the 28 IO pins
        • Multiplex them and drive 144 LEDs
  • Rapid Fire Opinion (RFO)
    • IuT ! IoT – HackADay
      • Internet of USEFUL Things, not just the Internet of Things.
      • Hack A Day is looking for the best ideas we can find for useful connected devices.
    • Here’s Why Juicero’s Press is So Expensive –
      • Tear down of the expensive and controversial Juicero juice press.
      • People are calling it a beautifully engineered device. WRONG!
      • Best comment.  “I’ve been hacking Capri Suns since I was 5. I am a hacker.”
    • Amazon’s new Echo Look has a built-in camera for style selfies – TechCrunch
      • AI will decide what is appropriate for millennials to wear.
      • Pave way for Augmented reality dressing rooms?

Figure 1: Design Challenge Entry from Bret!
Figure 1: Design Challenge Entry from Bret!
Figure 2: Design Challenge Entry from Dave!
Figure 2: Design Challenge Entry from Dave!

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