The Amp Hour
An off-the-cuff radio show and podcast for electronics enthusiasts and professionals

Shoutouts Rich Hoeg of The Northstar Nerd, linked to us from his podcast page! Be sure to check out the others on there! To Google Sketchup! For offering electro-nerds the opportunity to do 3D modeling (easily!). They have a new contest in conjunction with Ponoko (thanks to @dustynrobots for the link). Check it out if [...]

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Category:Radio Show -- posted at: 10:25pm EDT
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Shoutouts Dave's $50 shootout is cited in Adafruit now carrying the Extech meter. Cool! There's also mention of it on extech site. NPR did a piece covering hackerspaces. Likely many have heard about it , but it's good coverage of the burgeoning trend. All About Circuits is a great resource if you've never seen it. [...]
Direct download: TheAmpHour-18-TransistorTypesAndWhereToGetElectronicGear.mp3
Category:Radio Show -- posted at: 10:15pm EDT
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Links! Shoutouts Solder Smoke is back! Bill is out in the HAM shack, broadcasting podcasts for all. Go catch the latest one! A podcast about DIY Drones, check it out and hear the most about the developing industry of unmanned personal drones! Rants Chris loves the Webench tool from National Semiconductor...he just wishes there was [...]
Direct download: TheAmpHour-17-EEmovies_PartRants_SPICE.mp3
Category:Radio Show -- posted at: 10:22pm EDT
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After an admittedly non-technical episode last week, we had an abundance of tech topics this week. So why keep writing when we can get to the links and you can get to listening! Shoutouts Troy Rank has a new show about e-bikes. Looking forward to hearing about the electronics in them! The 555 timer is [...]
Direct download: TheAmpHour-16-LEDDesigns_LastMinuteDesigns_BoardDesigns.mp3
Category:Radio Show -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT
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Not as many links this week but the usual hour's worth of talking. We even managed to work in a comment or two about open hareware development (even though we promised not to previously). On to the links! Shoutouts There's a documentary about hacker/maker spaces that needs your help! Help fund it at Kickstarter! Dave's [...]
Direct download: TheAmpHour-15-AnalogComponentsFirstPersonFlyingAndIdeaOwnership.mp3
Category:Radio Show -- posted at: 11:38pm EDT
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