Embedded

by Elecia White · · · · 12 subscribers

Embedded is the show for people who love gadgets. Making them, breaking them, and everything in between. Weekly interviews with engineers, educators, and enthusiasts. Find the show, blog, and more at embedded.fm.

Liam Cadigan joined us to talk about founding a successful startup from a college capstone project. Liam is a co-founder of InspectAR and worked on the board files the system uses. Liam can be found on LinkedIn and Twitter. Check out InspectAR. They are also on Twitter and on Instagram. The Inventor's Dilemma: The Remarkable Life of H. Joseph Gerber

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Tags: embedded, open, gadgets, source, systems, electronics, technology, software

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Alex Glow filled our heads with project ideas. Alex is the Resident Hardware Nerd at [Hackster.io](https://www.hackster.io/). Her page is [glowascii](https://www.hackster.io/glowascii) and you might want to see [Archimedes the AI robot owl](https://www.hackster.io/glowascii/archimedes-the-ai-robot-owl-325ff5) and the [Hardware 101 channel](https://www.hackster.io/hardware-101). They have many sponsored contests including [BadgeLove](https://www.hackster.io/contests/BadgeLove). You can find her on Twitter at …
Mario Marchese (aka Mario the Maker Magician) spoke with us about robots performing magic, humans performing magic, and writing a book about making magic. We also covered art, making, learning, Sesame Street, performance, design, humor, Piff the Magic Dragon [sic], magic secrets, and gracefully handling technological failure. You can find …
Leah Buechley spoke with us about the intersection of computer science and art. She is an associate professor in the computer science department of the University of New Mexico where she directs the Hand and Machine research group. Her website is [leahbuechley.com](http://leahbuechley.com/), her research group website is [handandmachine.cs.unm.edu](https://handandmachine.cs.unm.edu/). She wrote …
Chris ([@stoneymonster](https://twitter.com/stoneymonster)) and Elecia ([@logicalelegance](https://twitter.com/logicalelegance)) discuss Blender, Make, TCP/IP, and listener questions (mostly about the podcast itself). [Lightweight IP](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LwIP\]): an open source TCP/IP stack for embedded systems Look for Lazy Tutorials for Blender in [Ian Hubert’s YouTube Channel](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbmxZRQk-X0p-TOxd6PEYJA) or if you want something a little simpler, try the [Blender Beginner …
Adelle Lin ([@Adellelin](https://twitter.com/Adellelin)) spoke with us about wearables, art, playfulness, and getting together in virtual reality. Adelle’s website is [touchtech.io](https://touchtech.io/). For some VR get togethers, Adelle recommends AltSpace ([altvr.com](https://altvr.com/)) and Mozilla Hubs ([hubs.mozilla.com](https://hubs.mozilla.com/)). Some other remote get togethers: [Virtual Burning Man](https://brcvr.org/) (August 29 - September 7, 2021) [A. Maze Conference](https://2021.amaze-berlin.de/) …
Tom Anderson ([@tomacorp](https://twitter.com/tomacorp)) joined us to talk about floating pins, ADCs, and teaching and learning things. Tom mentioned Horowitz and Hill’s [Art of Electronics](https://www.amazon.com/Art- Electronics-Paul-Horowitz-dp-0521809266/dp/0521809266) and the vintage books on [TubeBooks.org](http://tubebooks.org/). Tom wrote about [ JFETs and vacuum tubes](https://medium.com/@tom_a/using- vacuum-tubes-to-learn-jfets-4cdb95c99e22) and [Power Supply Filter Design for PCBs](https://www.tempoautomation.com/toms-circuits/power-supply-filter- design-for-pcb/). He recommended …
[Alan Cohen](https://www.linkedin.com/in/meddev/) ([@proto2product](https://twitter.com/proto2product)) wrote [a great book](https://amzn.to/2Qe73rU) about taking an idea and making it into a product. We spoke with him about the development process and the eleven deadly sins of product development. We did not talk about ultra-precise death rays. Books we discussed: Alan’s [Prototype to Product: A Practical …
Nitya Narasimhan ([@nitya](https://twitter.com/nitya)) spoke with us about visualizing learning, visual storytelling, sketchnotes, and finding a job that satisfies. Nitya’s sketchnotes are all available on the [@sketchthedocs](https://twitter.com/sketchthedocs) Twitter stream that includes links to the hi-res drawing, a time-lapse of the drawing being created, and a blog post describing the information in …
On this quick bonus episode, Elecia and Christopher chat about their various recent projects, some of which have just been released into the wild. Christopher’s band [12AX7](https://12ax7.fm) just launched their album Kickstarter, which was selected as one of Kickstarter’s "Projects We Love”. Check it out [here if you are interested …
377: Robot at the Park June 17, 2021
Erin Kennedy ([@RobotGrrl](https://twitter.com/RobotGrrl)) spoke with us about learning new things, nice robots at the beach, lighting up fog voxels, and being part of the maker community. Erin’s [Robot Missions](https://www.robotmissions.org/) ([@RobotMissions](https://twitter.com/RobotMissions)) was founded to develop robots to clean shorelines of plastic. Her personal website is [robotgrrl.xyz](http://www.robotgrrl.xyz/project-showcase/) (check out the [project showcase](http://www.robotgrrl.xyz/project-showcase/)). …
From his view in retirement, David Comer spoke with us about continuing to learn, staying engaged in an engineering career, and how the Galileo memory module worked.
Brittany Postnikoff ([@Straithe](https://twitter.com/Straithe)) spoke with us about scary robots, neat stickers, and contributing to open source projects. Brittany’s website is [straithe.com](https://straithe.com/) and her sticker channel is [twitch.tv/str41the](https://www.twitch.tv/str41the). Her github repo has [curated reading lists on technical topics](https://github.com/straithe/ReadingAndResourceLists). She’s working at [Great Scott Gadgets](https://greatscottgadgets.com/), maker of a variety of hardware tools …
374: Getting Rafty May 27, 2021
Tenaya Hurst Conklin ([@TenayaHurst](https://twitter.com/TenayaHurst)) discussed STEAM teaching tools and kits from RAFT ([@RAFTBayArea](https://twitter.com/RAFTBayArea)). RAFT is at [raft.net](https://raft.net/). The [Abiotic Dissection](https://2m9f1z15c8mny1dunw8i2do3-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp- content/uploads/2020/08/LAS-Abiotic-Dissections.pdf) activity is pretty amusing (from the [STEAM Learning Sheets](https://raft.net/for- educators/steam-activities/steam-learning-activity-sheets/)) as are the games in the [idea sheets](https://raft.net/for-educators/steam- activities/classroom-idea-sheets/). They also have a [summer camp](https://raft.net/for-educators/summer-camps/camp-registration/) and a [Youtube channel](https://www.youtube.com/user/raftsj). …
[Sarah Petkus](https://twitter.com/spetku) offers to let her robot lick Christopher's leg. Christopher agrees reluctantly once we determine the saliva will be anti-bacterial hand sanitizer. Sarah is a kinetic artist and some of her projects include a robot army (built your own from parts printed out or purchased at [robot-army.com](http://robot- army.com/)), [Noodlefeet](https://roboticarts.wordpress.com/category/projects/noodlefeet/), …
It’s another Elecia and Chris episode and this time we cover handling hourly work when the task doesn’t neatly divide into hours, using Docker (and Conda and Virtualenv) for development, growing the podcast, overdoing conference talks, and trying to find a new laptop. Phew! The [Embedded Online Conference](http://www.embeddedonlineconference.com/) is coming …
Anne Barela [(@anne_engineer)](https://twitter.com/anne_engineer) spoke with us about working as an engineer in the US Foreign Service and writing tutorials for [Adafruit](https://www.adafruit.com/). Anne has also written two books: [Getting Started with Adafruit Trinket](https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NYBRK96) and [Getting Started with Adafruit Circuit Playground Express](https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H9J3G2P/). To see Anne’s writing on Adafruit, check out her page: …
Doug Ellison [(@doug_ellison)](https://twitter.com/doug_ellison?lang=en), Engineering Camera Team Lead at NASA’s JPL and Martian photographer, spoke with us about low power systems, cameras, clouds, and dust devils on Mars. The best paper for learning more is from NASA’s JPL site: [The Mars Science Laboratory Engineering Cameras](https://www- robotics.jpl.nasa.gov/publications/Mark_Maimone/fulltext.pdf) [Mars rovers wiki](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_rover)
370: This Is the Whey April 22, 2021
Alvaro Prieto ([@alvaroprieto](https://twitter.com/alvaroprieto)) spoke with us about cheese, making, work, the reverse engineering podcast, weather, and motivation. Alvaro is a host of the [Unnamed Reverse Engineering podcast](https://unnamedre.com/). Some of his favorite episodes include [#41 with Samy Kamkar](https://unnamedre.com/episode/41), [#14 with Joe Grand](https://unnamedre.com/episode/14), and [#23 with Major Malfunction](https://unnamedre.com/episode/23). (Jen Costillo co-hosts the …
369: More Pirate Jokes April 15, 2021
Chris and Elecia talk with each other about contracting, architecture, origami research, Digilent’s new oscilloscope, TensorFlow, map files, conference talks, art and the upcoming 12AX7 album. [Digilent](https://store.digilentinc.com/) sent us a pre-production [Analog Discovery Pro ADP3450](https://store.digilentinc.com/analog-discovery- pro-3000-series-portable-high-resolution-mixed-signal-oscilloscopes/). [Elecia’s Origami Github](https://github.com/eleciawhite/origami). [Embedded Patreon](https://www.patreon.com/embedded) [Embedded Online Conference](http://www.embeddedonlineconference.com/) talk [Buried Treasure and Map Files](http://www.embeddedonlineconference.com/session/Buried_Treasure_and_Map_Files) …