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Chris Gammell and Dave Jones' voices span the chasm of thousands of miles each and every week to speak to each other and industry experts about where the field of electronics is moving. Whether it be a late breaking story about a large semiconductor manufacturer, a new piece of must-have test equipment or just talking through recent issues with their circuit designs, Chris and Dave try to make electronics more accessible for the listeners. Most importantly, they try and make the field of electronics more fun. Guests range from advanced hobbyists working on exciting new projects up through C-level executives at a variety of relevant and innovative companies. Tune in to learn more about electronics and then join the conversation! Visit The Amp Hour website for our back catalog of 150+ episodes.

Chris Gammell and Dave Jones' voices span the chasm of thousands of miles each and every week to speak to each other and industry experts about where the field of electronics is moving. Whether it be a late breaking story about a large semiconductor manufacturer, a new piece of must-have test equipment or just talking through recent issues with their circuit designs, Chris and Dave try to make electronics more accessible for the listeners. Most importantly, they try and make the field of electronics more fun. Guests range from advanced hobbyists working on exciting new projects up through C-level executives at a variety of relevant and innovative companies. Tune in to learn more about electronics and then join the conversation! Visit The Amp Hour website for our back catalog of 150+ episodes.
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Chris Gammell and Dave Jones' voices span the chasm of thousands of miles each and every week to speak to each other and industry experts about where the field of electronics is moving. Whether it be a late breaking story about a large semiconductor manufacturer, a new piece of must-have test equipment or just talking through recent issues with their circuit designs, Chris and Dave try to make electronics more accessible for the listeners. Most importantly, they try and make the field of electronics more fun. Guests range from advanced hobbyists working on exciting new projects up through C-level executives at a variety of relevant and innovative companies. Tune in to learn more about electronics and then join the conversation! Visit The Amp Hour website for our back catalog of 150+ episodes.

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Episodes

#462 – Boat Anchors

10/13/2019
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This week Dave and Chris discuss satellite communications, PCB milling, measuring RF, and uncertain datasheets. Please consider filling out our 2019 listener survey. We will do a drawing for DMMs, USB scopes and Amp Hour notebooks.

Duration:01:24:20

#461 – An Interview with Jonathan Georgino

10/6/2019
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Jonathan Georgino is creator of the Binho (pronounced BEAN-yo), a USB host adapter that simplifies the process of creating test stands for production. He talks to Chris about his history of hardware design and how it influenced his new product.

Duration:01:16:20

#460 – Rubber Ducking

9/29/2019
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This week Dave and Chris discuss low cost finds from China, learning embedded toolchains, the value of engineering notebooks, and how to get better at troubleshooting.

Duration:01:14:12

#459 – An Interview with Tom Lee

9/23/2019
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Tom Lee is a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University and the head of the Stanford Microwave Integrated Circuits lab. He also is the author of Planar Microwave Engineering, a text about RFIC design. He joins Chris to chat about scopes, Maxwell's equations, and a lot more.

Duration:01:33:10

#458 – An Interview with Ken Burns

9/15/2019
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Ken Burns of TinyCircuits talks to Chris about starting an electronics company that was really a manufacturing venture. Also working on electronics in the midwest, including a new sensor platform that just launched.

Duration:01:56:11

#457 – Dotty Ernest Annty Frost

9/8/2019
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This week Chris and Dave discuss hiring tutors for faster learning, where WiFi was invented, low cost PCB services and how the US / China Tariffs are affecting every day electronics.

Duration:01:16:43

#456.3 – Discussing Fomu with Tim Ansell and Sean Cross

9/3/2019
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In this final episode from CCCamp 2019, Chris discusses the Fomu with Tim Ansell, Sean Cross and Michael Ossmann.

Duration:01:14:58

#456.2 – Crossover Camp with Hackaday and Unnamed Reverse Engineering Podcasts

9/1/2019
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This week, Chris records a podcast live at CCCamp with Alvaro Prieto (Unnamed Reverse Engineering Podcast), Mike Szczys (Hackaday Podcast), and Elliot Williams (Hackaday Podcast). They talk about their experience at camp.

Duration:00:42:10

#456.1 – An Interview with Schneider and Rahix of the Card10 Badge Team (CCCamp 2019)

8/27/2019
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Chris and Alvaro (UNRE) talked with Schneider and Rahix of the Card10 badge team at CCCamp 2019

Duration:00:50:25

#455 – Bill and Dave’s Excellent Equipment

8/19/2019
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This week Chris and Dave talk about various bits of test equipment, long lead time parts and the importance of user interface when interacting with critical devices.

Duration:01:23:29

#454 – An Interview with MG (Mike Grover)

8/12/2019
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MG (Mike Grover) is a security researcher who has done fantastic things with PCB milling machines. He now creates cable implants, making tiny boards that do devious things.

Duration:01:02:21

#453 – Vertically Integrated Design Engineering

8/5/2019
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Dave and Chris discuss designing a remote controlled blinky device, tips around doing RF layout, low cost components, the Apollo 50th celebration and much more.

Duration:01:27:21

#452 – An Interview with Kieran O’Leary

7/29/2019
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Kieran O'Leary joins Chris to talk about consulting, EMC testing, Signal Integrity issues, working as an application engineer and a lot more!

Duration:01:45:54

#451 – An Interview with Scott Miller (2nd)

7/21/2019
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Scott Miller of Dragon Innovation returns to The Amp Hour after 7 years. He and Chris talk about how manufacturing continues to evolve and how Dragon is creating a "product as a service" company inside of their larger distributor parent company.

Duration:01:26:12

#450 – Stories from Teardown 2019

7/7/2019
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Chris talks to Jesse Vincent, Adrian Studer, Zach Archer, Piotr Esden-Tempski and Jeff Keyzer during a social event at Teardown 2019.

Duration:01:24:50

#449 – Pulled From A Working Environment

6/30/2019
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Dave and Chris discuss FPGAs, toolchains, workshops, cross vendor support, new dev boards and how to find a deal on used test equipment.

Duration:01:24:52

#448 – An Interview with Jean Rintoul

6/23/2019
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Jean Rintoul is the founder of Mindseye Biomedical and creator of the Spectra, an impedance tomography device. Jeans joins Chris to talk about medical imaging and impedance measurement techniques.

Duration:01:44:38

#447 – Voltnuts for Flashlights

6/16/2019
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Chris talks with an ailing Dave about how to specify battery packs, why electronics engineers should stay out of mechanical design and improving design by thinking about manufacturing early in the design cycle.

Duration:01:22:37

#446 – An Interview with Pete Bevelacqua

6/10/2019
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Pete Bevelacqua joins Chris to talk about antenna design and testing at companies like Apple, Boeing and Nest. Pete reviews what is required to take a design from an initial sketch all the way through FCC testing and deployment to the field.

Duration:01:30:30

#445 – Ludicrously High Frequency Interference

6/2/2019
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Chris and Dave return to talk about part numbers in manufacturing, doing box builds for low run prototypes, how to pass FCC compliance and what happens when your frequencies go plaid.

Duration:01:27:15