The Amp Hour Electronics Podcast
By The Amp Hour (Chris Gammell and David L Jones)
Chris Gammell and Dave Jones' voices span the chasm of thousands of miles each and every week to speak to each other and industry experts about where the field of electronics is moving. Whether it be a late breaking story about a large semiconductor manufacturer, a new piece of must-have test equipment or just talking through recent issues with their circuit designs, Chris and Dave try to make electronics more accessible for the listeners. Most importantly, they try and make the field of electronics more fun. Guests range from advanced hobbyists working on exciting new projects up through C-level executives at a variety of relevant and innovative companies. Tune in to learn more about electronics and then join the conversation! Visit The Amp Hour website for our back catalog of 150+ episodes.
||#188 – Capacitors, Simulation and Closures – Deonerated Design Dealmaking||This week we discuss companies that are folding, both chip and retail. Also simulation, starting new open source businesses, logistics and capacitors!||3/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||#187 – An Interview with Elecia White – Wirewove Worshipping Wookieist?||Elecia White of Logical Elegance and the Making Embedded Systems podcast stops by to talk bare metal programming, C++, designing gadgets, better interrupts and more!||3/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||#186 – Someone is watching…we think – Horme Hostility Hypochondriac||Dave and Chris discuss development platform, designing around existing code, scopes, USA issues and more!||2/26/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||#185 – An Interview with Hank Zumbahlen – Zoppa Zumbahlen Zateticism||Analog veteran Hank Zumbahlen joins Chris and Michael Ossmann to talk about ground planes, ADCs, Accelerometers, Isolators, 7 pole filters and more!||2/18/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||#184 – Chris Becomes Self Employed – Quixotic Quitting Quaere||Chris decides to work on Contextual Electronics and consulting full time. Dave continues creating test jigs for his successful kickstarter.||2/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||#183 – An Interview with Scott Driscoll – Impacable Interdisciplinary Inventor||Scott Driscoll of Curious Inventor talks about teaching himself soldering and then teaching more than a million people on YouTube. Also augmented reality, robots, synthesizers, electronic distribution and more!||2/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||#182 – Manufacturing By Wire And Skipping Testing – Calefacient Cuculine Cash||Dave and Chris marvel over the amount paid for hardware companies, discuss reducing test costs and ponder the implications of one click manufacturing||1/28/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||#181 – An Interview with Dave Vandenbout – Xceptional XESS Xenagogue||Dave Vandenbout of XESS stops by to talk FPGAs with Chris and Dave. Learn about how you can get started and some of the resources that will get you there.||1/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||#180 – An Interview with Dave Taylor – Multi-talented Meter Maker||Dave Taylor, the designer of the Fluke 8060 multimeter, stops by to talk about his vast experience in the design of test and measurement gear.||1/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||#179 – Greg Charvat Returns With A Book! – Laboratory Literature Laureate||Dr Greg Charvat returns to The Amp Hour to fill in for Dave and to talk about his upcoming book about small and short range radar system. He expounds on the field of RADAR, RF, Ham with Chris listening quietly.||1/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||#178 – A 2013 Recap – Year-end Yarn Yakking||We sneak in one last surprise episode for 2013 and get a chance to talk about manufacturing, new websites, lab notebooks, part numbers, patents, headless units, specsmanship and more!||12/30/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#177 – Discussing Innovation and the Future with Mike Ossmann – Fiesty Festivus Futurology||Dave, Chris and Mike Ossmann get together for a holiday episode to air their collective Festivus grievances about the state of electronics. And to chat.||12/23/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#176 – Funding New/Manufacturing Old Projects – Radical Robotic Requisition||Dave and Chris talk about launching funding for their respective new projects, space travel, robotics purchases, PCB design, semiconductor manufacturing and more.||12/17/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#175 – An Interview With Andrew Witte – Telistic Timepiece Technomania||Andrew Witte, the CTO of Pebble Technology, stops by The Amp Hour to talk about low power embedded design, huge Kickstarter campaigns and manufacturing in China.||12/10/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#174 – Motors And Upgrading Sinclairs – Adapting Apraxiated Automobiles||We discuss the interesting problems with motors and how Dave might be able to upgrade his Sinclair C5. Also drones, patents, testing, precision resistors and TV!||12/3/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#173 – An Interview with Jeri Ellsworth – Intense Illusion Introduction||Jeri Ellsworth stops by The Amp Hour to talk about the recently funded CastAR project on Kickstarter and what it will take to get it to production.||11/26/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#172 – CAD courses and cross platform creation – Printing Propaedeutic Patterns||Dave and Chris discuss utilizing cross platform tools to develop PCBs and whether high level software tools should cross over into the hardware space.||11/19/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#171 – An Interview with Forrest Mims – Snell Solisequious Scientist||Forrest Mims joins Chris and Dave to talk about his prolific authoring career, his lifelong interest in electronics and atmospheric science and what he is working on these days.||11/12/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#170 – What defines an engineer? – Job Judging Jeremiad||What defines an engineer? Who is allowed to call themselves one? Also, how people debug and lots of new podcasts!||11/5/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#169 – An Interview with Vincent Himpe – Escaped Electron Elocution||Vincent Himpe joins Chris and Dave for a 3+ hour conversation about his journey from early hobbyist to staff engineer at a multinational semiconductor company.||10/29/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#168 – Specialized and/or Open Source Test Gear and Dev Boards – Vacation Videography Vorboten||Chris and Dave talk about all manner of test instrument, both specialized and open source. Also interest in moving big heavy machines, friends starting Kickstarters and innovation continuing into mid-life and beyond!||10/22/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#167 – An Interview with Adam Wolf – Brick & Board Biuners||Adam Wolf of Wayne and Layne joins Chris to talk about Lego, Arduino, Open Hardware, Linux, KiCad and developing for developing areas!||10/15/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#166 – Prior Art, Wafer Fabs and Guns – Whimsical Wafer Waffling||Chris and Dave discuss the fabbing of wafers, guns at radio shows, new Arduino platforms, rapid prototyping classes, ethical patent questions, comment sections, shutdowns and more!||10/8/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#165 – An Interview with Henry Ott – Forced FCC Filtering||Henry Ott discusses his near 60 year career in the field of EMC and watching electronics progress as a field of study. His experiences help to illustrate the wide range of application of EMC theory and practice and how it can help your designs.||10/1/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#164 – Agilent’s New Name, Molex’s New Owner and PCB artwork – Nonsensical Naming Neolatry||We discuss the silliness behind spinning out and rebranding a company, let alone one that's already had that happen once. Also Molex was bought, BoldPort makes beautiful PCBs, TI makes the LDC1000, the Peachy has some interesting low cost hacks and more!||9/24/13||Free||View In iTunes|
Best hour of the week!
I absolutely love this podcast. Been listening since I found out about it on twitter around episode 20. I can never wait until next week's show! Topics range from "chip of the week" reviews to tributes and shout-outs to designers and products of relevant electronics kits, services, and vendors. Special guest appearances by big names in the EE twitterverse. Listen long enough and you might even hear Dave let someone else speak! No, actually he probably just lost his Internet connection.The best hour of the week! (FYI- website is easier to use than iTunes )
Super podcast if you are into electronics hardware projects. I get tons of ideas from them. And entertaining.
This is the best Electrical/Electronics engineering podcast out there! Thanks guys, keep it up and I'll keep listening!