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

NOTE: I apologize about the sound quality on this recording. Thanks to the Zoom H1 autogain (very bad thing) and recording in a cubby like desk at my house (nearly as bad as the autogain) I sound like a mouth breathing, key pounding cubby troll. I'm very sorry and I tried to fix it best [...]

Direct download: TheAmpHour-11-ArduinoDaveThisWeek.mp3
Category:Radio Show -- posted at: 1:19am EDT
Comments[0]

Most of this week's discussion revolved around open hardware. The summit definitely provided some interesting conversation points, explained below. If we missed any links, please leave them in the comments! Open hardware The open hardware summit was awesome! (writing for EEtimes at ESC Boston was cool too!) Videos aren't all online yet but Limor Fried's [...]
Direct download: TheAmpHour-10-OpenHardwareAndSelfPublishing.mp3
Category:Radio Show -- posted at: 11:02pm EDT
Comments[1]

No, not in boxers, but definitely from Boston! On a $10 internet connection no less! Highway robbery! Next week we'll do a round up of my trip to ESC Boston and the Open Hardware Summit, but for this week we stayed within the usual tech bounds. The links mentioned are below and as always, comments [...]
Direct download: TheAmpHour-9-FromBostonInBoxers.mp3
Category:Radio Show -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT
Comments[0]

Thanks to all of those who filled out the optional survey. If you haven't yet, there's still time! Feel free to add your info! We also took some of your advice (and some of our own) and veered back towards tech talk! Yay! And based on some other feedback we received, we also tried giving [...]
Direct download: TheAmpHour-8-LayoutsAndDesignOuts.mp3
Category:Radio Show -- posted at: 9:53pm EDT
Comments[0]

Due to time constraints this week, we're going to try going back to a mostly link-based page. If you find yourself really longing for silly and extraneous commentary encapsulating the links, be sure to let us know in the comments! Curious about the title of the episode? Now you have to listen to the show! [...]
Direct download: TheAmpHour-7-LoveRobotsAndPantyhoseScreens.mp3
Category:Radio Show -- posted at: 12:31am EDT
Comments[0]

Another episode in the bag! We admittedly didn't talk about straight electronics as we have in the past but we covered recent happenings in both the open source and (micro) and commercial (macro) electronics industries. Check out some of the links discussed in todays show below! Shoutouts and Upcoming Events: See a nerd with a [...]
Direct download: TheAmpHour-6-OpenHardwareAndTheCreativeEconomy.mp3
Category:Radio Show -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT
Comments[0]

Today's show got a little heated, it's true. We went over a lot of things, but none more than a recent campaign to try and get more young women interested in engineering...in a not-so-great way.  We welcome all debate about the issue in the comments or a link to a discussion elsewhere. We also covered [...]
Direct download: TheAmpHour-5-GirlPower.mp3
Category:Radio Show -- posted at: 9:55pm EDT
Comments[0]

Now that Dave and I have been trying to get some thoughts together a bit prior to the show (though the show itself is still quite "off the cuff"), we have some topics we can list out for you. You can use it either while listening, after you've completed listening, or hell, you can forego [...]
Direct download: TheAmpHour-4-CulturalDifferences.mp3
Category:Radio Show -- posted at: 11:19pm EDT
Comments[0]

Greetings from the official new home of The Amp Hour! The new theme is installed (and being revised as we speak/read) and the latest episode of the radio show is directly below. We spanned topics from HP to IEEE to human interface design...in the usual meandering format. Questions for you, our listener would be, do [...]
Direct download: TheAmpHour-3-HP-IEEE-HumanInterface.mp3
Category:Radio Show -- posted at: 12:05am EDT
Comments[0]

Show 2 was recorded the week of August 2nd, 2010. This show was a bit more focused than the first show, but we still tended to ramble a bit. Ah well, nobody's perfect. Links discussed in the show: * MAKE magazine’s review of Maker Faire Detroit (learning to solder) * NYT article about mineral deposits in Afghanistan [...]
Direct download: TheAmpHour-2-CriticalMass.mp3
Category:Radio Show -- posted at: 11:18am EDT
Comments[0]

This is the show recorded the week of July 26th. It was our first show ever. We first posted this on Dave's site and Chris's site and past comments from their respective communities can be found on those pages. Comments about the show can also be found at the EEVblog forums.
Direct download: TheAmpHour-1-WhatsInAName.mp3
Category:Radio Show -- posted at: 11:10am EDT
Comments[8]