MacroFab Engineering Podcast

MacroFab's Engineering Podcast! Where Electrical Engineers, Parker Dillmann and Stephen Kraig talk about electrical engineering topics, DIY projects, and industry news. Sometimes cool people stop by the podcast to drop some knowledge.


episode 236: Excited Electrons

MEP EP#236: Excited Electrons

  • Lead Forming Topic
    • Tools
    • 3D printed forms
    • Best practices?
  • Cat Feeder Unreminder
    • Choosing a solar panel
      • Solar Panels generally act like a current source across its useable power band
    • Specifications that are important
      • Power (Watts) - Max
      • Current @ Peak Power
      • Voltage @ maximum power point (Vmpp)
      • Vmpp - Voltage @ open circuit (Voc)
    • AEM10941 Solar Panel Chip
      • Max V is 5V so open circuit can’t be higher then this
      • MPP is set by 2 configuration pins
      • Ratio between Vmpp / Voc
  • Voltage References and dev boards
    • MCP1501T-20E/CHY
      • 0.1% initial Accuracy
      • Low noise
      • worst case 50ppm across -40 to +125
      • Capable of sinking and sourcing 20mA
    • AD584 Dev board
      • 0.3% initial accuracy for the J version. The K version is 0.1%
  • Linear rail is shitty
    • Got 300 mm of knock off chineasium linear rail
    • Sounds like sand in the bearings
    • Held vertically the blocks get stuck…


 2020-08-06  1h0m