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The Amp Hour #439 – Grow A Superbrain

  • Chris will be dealing with everything after KiCon
  • Cadence Allegro
  • The downsides of someone showing you how to do things
  • The Feynman method
    • Pointer example
  • Current through a capacitor
  • Building up intuition first
  • 100 page debate Walter Lewyn lecture on kirchoff
  • Electroboom built a device to test the theory (which started the debate on the forum)
  • Big Clive nearly put himself in the hospital!
  • Dave had a Nobel Laureate — Barry Marshall — over to the lab
  • Testing it on himself
  • Article discussing the signal integrity decisions of the BeagleBone Black
  • Eric Bogatin on The Amp Hour
  • 1 in a million problems
  • Dave’s example of a best case board
    • gnd
    • signal
    • gnd
    • signal
    • gnd
    • signal
    • gnd
    • signal
    • gnd
    • power
  • Choice of termination might matter more
  • Blind and buried is better than whole vias
  • Chris made a video about what blind and buried vias look like
  • PCB Shopper
  • Getting coupons for PCB reviews
  • Dave has been on YouTube for 10 years!
  • There will be a KiCad course at Microchip Masters
  • Latchup Conference is happening the first weekend in May in Portland
  • Former guest Bil Herd is doing a video series testing high speed PCB 
  • Ring of Chronos high speed cameras
  • Former guest David Kronstein and his company Krontech are coming out with new v2.1, they did a teardown of the camera
  • Great Scott did a video about battery management
  • Solar plus storage costs are under $0.10 per kwh
  • Are the costs actually coming down?
  • There’s nothing better than lithium ion coming soon
  • South Australia installation Saved $40M already
  • Chris has been listening to a book/lecture series about energy generation and storage
  • The KiCad banana!
Thanks to lady traveler for the brain mechanics picture


 2019-04-22  1h11m