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The Amp Hour #94 — Gnomic Gazumping Gobemouche

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The Amp Hour (Chris Gammell and David L Jones)

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The Amp Hour #94 — Gnomic Gazumping Gobemouche

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  • We’ll be interviewing Øyvind Janbu, the CTO and co-founder of Energy Micro next week! We’ll have a separate post for asking him questions.
  • Chris will be speaking at the Bay Area Maker Faire. If you’re going to be there, find a comfy chair and prepare for a snoozefest ;-)
  • Second reminder for applying to the Lemnos Labs hardware incubator program, which will be closing soon.
  • Our friend Alan Wolke did a really fun tour of his shop…through the screen of his oscilloscope! Lots of fun!
  • Dave has finally figured out his MakerBot…with some help from his friends and by reading the (friggin) manual.
  • Chris brings up a fun direct ink resist print using a vintage Epson printer. Great quality!
  • Sometimes process adjustments are necessary to get more life out of a process node. Chris mentioned an There is a slide set from the University of Waterloo that does a good job explaining this process.
  • Intel continues to win by being the bleeding edge process company. Will be interesting to see if they get into the foundry business.
  • Dave mentioned the recently announced scandal involving Silverbrook in Australia, who have failed to produce output for many many years.
  • Apparently it’s possible to print super caps with a Laser Scribe DVD burner:
  • DigiKey instituted a visual catalog…online! Finally! Have they been listening to the show??
  • LEDs that are going to be lighting up homes and workplaces almost were not possible. A researcher in the field explains the small margin on the bandgap required.
  • Dave mentions Gazumping, which Chris had never heard of.
  • Relays are a simple and yet crucial part of electronics. Chris was looking for cheap and small ones and was we found out about new research into relay-like devices….on silicon! Wow!

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