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MEP EP#99: Moses Parting the Sea of Traces

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Runtime: (00:46:45)

Parker Dillmann
Stephen Kraig


Podcast Notes

  • PCB material as structural elements and enclosures
    • FR4 Material – glass-reinforced epoxy laminate sheets
    • Custom face plates aren’t cheap – the solution? Face plate out of PCB material!
    • Silk screening and milling
    • Easy to order
    • Get to use the same design tool for PCBs
  • P.O.W. (Part of the Week)
    • From Bryan with Poetic.io
      • “Do you have a guy that knows lots about sensors? I need one that will tell me the distance to any solid material out to a range of about 60 feet. Could be ultrasonic but not sure there’s one that’s strong enough.”
      • Microwave kit 24GHz radar evaluation kit
      • K-LD2-EVAL
      • How do lasers find absolute distance? Comment below with your answers.
  • R.F.O. (Rapid Fire Opinion)
  • MacroFab Hiring!

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Start of Stephen’s new Synth.

Synth module with Fr4 face plate.

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