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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

#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

#444 – An Interview with Ben Eater

5/27/2019
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Ben Eater joins Chris to talk about building an 8 bit computer on breadboards and how low level construction is a great project for learning more about the field of electronics.

Duration:01:25:57

#443 – An Interview with JP Norair

5/19/2019
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JP Norair joins Chris to talk about setting up networks using LoRa transceivers and his work on the DASH7 standard. Also making antennas, consulting for startups and how solar storage might be moving to your roof.

Duration:01:29:39

#442 – An Interview with Travis Goodspeed

5/13/2019
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Travis Goodspeed joins Chris to talk about his past projects (GoodFET, GoodWatch, M380 tools, P25 Jammer, Facedancer, more) and how each new project spawns communities large and small.

Duration:01:26:08

#441 – Motivational Speaker

5/5/2019
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Chris and Dave recap KiCon, talk about the future of KiCad, discuss standing up new brands and trademarks and remark on the state of robotics.

Duration:01:19:21

#440.3 – Interviews with Anool Mahidharia, AJ Keller, Uriel Guy, Ste Kulov, and Craig Bishop at KiCon 2019

5/4/2019
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Anool Mahidharia (Lumetronics), AJ Keller (Neurosity), Uriel Guy (Light Art), Ste Kulov (HD Retrovision), Craig Bishop (Craigjb.com) talk with Chris, Alvaro and Piotr at KiCon2019

Duration:00:49:36

#440.2 – Interviews with Greg Davill and Michael Ossmann

4/30/2019
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We sit down with Greg Davill and Michael Ossmann for two brief chats at KiCon 2019

Duration:00:35:55

#440.1 – An Interview with the core KiCad development team

4/28/2019
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This is the first of a couple episodes that will be posted from KiCon 2019. This interview was in two parts with some of the developers from the KiCad project. We talked with Wayne Stambaugh, Maciej "Orson" Suminski, Tomasz Wlostowski, Jon Evans, and Seth Hillbrand.

Duration:00:47:38

#439 – Grow A Superbrain

4/21/2019
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Chris and Dave discuss signal integrity, Kirchoff's current law and building up a new base of knowledge.

Duration:01:23:43

#438 – An Interview with Bart Dring

4/14/2019
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Bart Dring joins Chris to talk about CNCs, motion control and building custom robots.

Duration:01:43:33

#437 – An Interview with Chrissy Meyer

4/8/2019
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This week Chrissy Meyer of Root Ventures joins Chris to talk about DfM at large companies like Apple and Square. Also how these and other skills have translated into working with hardware startups in the venture world.

Duration:01:18:35

#436 – Downward Sloping Trace

3/31/2019
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This week Dave and Chris discuss logic analyzers, layout practice, CPLDs and how heat can stack up inside a design.

Duration:01:19:40

#435 – An Interview with Andreas Spiess

3/24/2019
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Andreas Spiess, "the guy with the Swiss accent" on YouTube, joins Chris to talk about connected devices and the importance of rules.

Duration:01:31:13

#434 – Use The Protection Circuit

3/17/2019
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Dave and Chris discuss freezing LCDs, the cost of prototypes, swapping layer polarity in layout, designing with custom parts, and how to interface to unprotected battery cells.

Duration:01:16:46

#433 – An Interview with Sam Stranks

3/10/2019
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Sam Stranks is a researcher, professor, and entrepreneur focused on making Perovskites into a commercially viable solar cell. The efficiency has been climbing at a rapid pace over the past 10 years. He joins Chris to talk about how Perovskites could lead to more prevalent (and printed!) solar cells.

Duration:01:26:10