Podcast
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MEP EP#93: Glue A Penny On It

Podcast Notes

  • Episode 100 is coming up! It’ll be a Q&A session – so send in your questions to podcast@macrofab.com
  • 2nd Annual Star Wars Xmas Special Engineering Podcast. Check out the video from last year!
  • Parker
  • Stephen
    • Science Museum Update
      • Video screen that plays animation – in house engineer setting it up and built an Arduino circuit around Stephen’s project
    • DipTrace update 3.2
      • You can now rotate and flip by groups, when making patterns. WOOT!
  • Rapid Fire Opinion (RFO)
    • Solder? What is the best kind? What about Flux?
    • The Amazing $1 Microcontroller – Jay Carlson
      • Best comparison of MCUs I have seen
      • Goes through IDEs, Performance, Peripherals of each IC
    • Alibaba buys into CPU company to support AliOS – Electronics Weekly
      • Alibaba has bought a stake in a Chinese microprocessor manufacturer to promote development of of processors which support Alibaba’s operating system – AliO
      • AliOS has two flavours – called AliOS Cloud Link for cloud computing, and AliOS Things for IoT
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Runtime: (01:04:02)

Hosts:
Parker Dillmann
Stephen Kraig

Guest:
N/A


Figure 1: Older prototype of the Jeep Electronic Control stuff. Showing the Large VFD!
Figure 1: Older prototype of the Jeep Electronic Control stuff. Showing the Large VFD
Figure 2: Old Kester 44 solder that Parker has 20lbs of. Set for life.
Figure 2: Old Kester 44 solder that Parker has 20lbs of. Set for life.

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

  • Tony the DIYer

    So, Rohs allows for 3% lead, so that is 97% tin. If you go more than 97% tin, then you have tin whiskers… why would you do 99-100% tin? Have you ever seen 10 mm long tin whiskers? What a disaster.

    • Jerry McDaniel

      Hey Tony, thanks for your note. We do not have any issues with tin whiskers.