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MEP EP#95: Putting English on Electrons

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Runtime: (00:37:21)

Parker Dillmann
Mike Williams


Podcast Notes

  • The Houston Electronics meetup is coming up next week. RSVP if you are in town!
  •  Mike
    • HackerBox – LootCrate for Hardware and Software hackers
  • Parker
    • PinHeck EOTL REV8 Update
    • Another shout out to Chris Gammell and Contextual Electronics
    • Some work on the Pinotaur design
  • R.F.O. (Rapid Fire Opinion)
    • Tesla SemiTruck
      • 500 mile range. In a 30 minute charge it can get up to 400 miles of range back. Roughly what truck drivers do now.
      • 100-mile routes, the Tesla Semi will cost just $1.26 per mile to operate, compared to $1.51 for diesel
    • Emberlight KickStarter shut down
      • Every time a customer wants to turn on a light, it requires the company’s cloud service to process the command
      • Not a problem with kickstarter but with IoT devices
      • Solution to this problem?
        • Better exit strategy
        • App to connect to them via modem
        • Comment below to tell us your solution.

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Figure 1: This password will be so easy to remember!

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