The Amp Hour
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Dave's choice of an Arduino as the brains of his new power supply is giving him strife. They are manufacturing the 6502 again! Similar to how Rochester Electronics makes old parts. "Programming (Hardware) is like sex: One mistake and you'll support it for the rest of your life!" Chris is looking at a new project [...]
Direct download: TheAmpHour-80-OtioseOntocyclicOpiniasters.mp3
Category:Radio Show -- posted at: 9:28pm CDT

Happy Chinese New Year! Find out how to say it on YouTube. Or how to say it as a hardware engineer! Dave wasn't able to get parts from AliBaba. So is he a locavore now? Locatech? Ugh, terrible term. Dave's new boards are from NZ! Chris likes the LPKF S43, which can dispense solderpaste right [...]
Direct download: TheAmpHour-79-LudibriousLuxatingLayout.mp3
Category:Radio Show -- posted at: 10:11pm CDT

Chris visited a FabLab today (not a fab!) to work on some projects and hang out with friends. Chris has also been reading Neil Gershenfeld's book of the same name, FAB. Melbourne had its first MakerFaire, though Dave was not able to go, unfortunately. Dr. Howard Johnson offered rewards for finding errors in his book, [...]
Direct download: TheAmpHour-78-AlteritousAndysAbsquatulation.mp3
Category:Radio Show -- posted at: 10:53pm CDT

Welcome Dr. Howard Johnson! He has published two reference books that are a must-have for the field of high speed signal propagation: High Speed Digital Design: A Handbook of Black Magic High Speed Signal Propagation: Advanced Black Magic Howard hails from Twisp, WA. Martin Graham, the co-author of his book, was also his longtime mentor [...]
Direct download: TheAmpHour-77-WinsomeWaveformWizardry.mp3
Category:Radio Show -- posted at: 11:16pm CDT

Happy New Year! We hope 2012 will be a great year for The Amp Hour and all of our listeners! We have a new theme by Paul Stevenson! We love it! Chris has a ham exam scheduled for next Sunday! Dave has been chasing a hum at his new studios, he took a spectrum snapshot [...]
Direct download: TheAmpHour-76-FremescentFloccoseFortification.mp3
Category:Radio Show -- posted at: 9:53pm CDT