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info_outline 235: Imagine That, Suckers! (Repeat) 09/16/2021
235: Imagine That, Suckers! (Repeat) We spoke to author Robin Sloan about his books and near-future science fiction. Robin wrote and . Find Robin on twitter as . Robin’s website is . Go there for some short stories, sign up for his newsletter and check out his new ‘zine (also at ). Oh! Don’t forget his blog, including a description of his neural net for and . Some books Robin suggested: by Witold Rybczynshi by Ann Leckie by Nicola Griffith
info_outline 230: What the Hell Is Wrong with Unicorns? (Repeat) 09/09/2021
230: What the Hell Is Wrong with Unicorns? (Repeat) Sunshine Jones spoke with us about synthesizers, electronics, and philosophy. Find him on twitter and instagram at Sunshine’s music is most easily found at . His writing is at . We talked about Sunshine’s . That includes Ahmed, a track produced using only the SE-02. Sunshine also wrote about . The intro music is an excerpt from LELEK, released on Air Texture Vol. V. The exit music is Fall In Love Not In Line, released this year on vinyl only, TUOC01. See for more. Sunshine was the host of , a live podcast about music and life.
info_outline 386: Not Managing Robots 09/02/2021
386: Not Managing Robots Ingo Muschenetz spoke with us about software, management, podcasts, and interacting with people. Ingo’s Ingo works for Axway, they are hiring: Ingo keeps up with many podcasts, here are some of his favorites: Podcasts that talk about a complex topic, provide insight Throughline Planet Money Indicator Freakonomics Podcasts with interviews and discussions about lives and careers Conan OBrian Andy Richter Fresh Air Podcasts that don’t fit into a category other than “interesting”: 99% invisible 20000 Hz RadioLab Podcasts that Ingo didn’t mention but meant to: The Daily: Software Engineering Daily: The Bugle: Switched on Pop: Gastropod:
info_outline 385: I Just Wanted an Industrial Arm 08/26/2021
385: I Just Wanted an Industrial Arm Jeremy Fielding spoke with us about mechanical engineering, robotics, robot operating system, YouTube, and solving problems. You can find all of Jeremy’s links on his main site: but here are a few short cuts: YouTube channel: Twitter: Instagram: Patreon: Jeremey had a neat way to go about solving a problem. He called it Dr. FARM: D Define the problem R Research other solutions, partial solutions, terminology F Function: what do I want it it do? A Appearance: what should it look like? R Risk: is anyone going to get hurt in manufacture and function? M Model: prototype the design and a version with
info_outline 384: What's a Board File? 08/19/2021
384: What's a Board File? Liam Cadigan joined us to talk about founding a successful startup from a college capstone project. Liam is a co-founder of InspectAR and worked on the board files the system uses. Liam can be found on and . Check out . They are also on and on .
info_outline 271: Shell Scripts for the Soul (Repeat) 08/13/2021
271: Shell Scripts for the Soul (Repeat) Alex Glow filled our heads with project ideas. Alex is the Resident Hardware Nerd at . Her page is and you might want to see and the . They have many sponsored contests including . You can find her on Twitter at . Lightning round led us to many possibles: It you were building an IoT stuffed animal, what would you use? and are what is inside Archimedes. If you were building a camera to monitor a 3d printer, what would you use? For her , Alex would use the Raspberry Pi based to monitor it. If you were going to a classroom of 2nd graders, what boards would you take? The BBC (based on ) or some ( and are on Amazon (those are Embedded affiliate links, btw). If you were going to make a car-sized fighting robot, what dev system would you use? initially designed Bunnie Huang There were more software and hardware kits to explore: Raspberry Pi For your amusement Alex gave a shout out to her first hackerspace is audio workstation and sequencer software. Alex recommends Women’s Audio Mission as a good way to learn audio production and recording if you are in the San Francisco area. There is an and Alex worked on a . Elecia is always willing to talk about and/or . She recommended the book by Kenn Amdahl.
info_outline 383: The Monkey’s Not Gonna Work 08/05/2021
383: The Monkey’s Not Gonna Work Mario Marchese (aka Mario the Maker Magician) spoke with us about robots performing magic, humans performing magic, and writing a book about making magic. We also covered art, making, learning, Sesame Street, performance, design, humor, Piff the Magic Dragon [sic], magic secrets, and gracefully handling technological failure.
info_outline 382: Playing In the Desert 07/29/2021
382: Playing In the Desert Leah Buechley spoke with us about the intersection of computer science and art. She is an associate professor in the computer science department of the University of New Mexico where she directs the Hand and Machine research group.
info_outline 269: Ultra-Precise Death Ray (Repeat) 07/02/2021
269: Ultra-Precise Death Ray (Repeat) Alan Cohen wrote a great book about taking an idea and making it into a product. We spoke with him about the development process and the eleven deadly sins of product development. We did not talk about ultra-precise death rays.
info_outline 142: New and Improved Appendages (Repeat) 05/20/2021
142: New and Improved Appendages (Repeat) Sarah Petkus is a kinetic artist and some of her projects include a robot army (built your own from parts printed out or purchased at robot-army.com), Noodlefeet, and Carl (the flamingo of pendulum inversion).
info_outline 373: Docker! Docker! Docker! 05/13/2021
373: Docker! Docker! Docker! It’s another Elecia and Chris episode and this time we cover handling hourly work when the task doesn’t neatly divide into hours, using Docker (and Conda and Virtualenv) for development, growing the podcast, overdoing conference talks, and trying to find a new laptop. Phew!
info_outline 372: The Motivation of Creativity 05/06/2021
372: The Motivation of Creativity Anne Barela spoke with us about working as an engineer in the US Foreign Service and writing tutorials for Adafruit. Anne has also written two books: Getting Started with Adafruit Trinket and Getting Started with Adafruit Circuit Playground Express.
info_outline 366: All the Wrong Tools 03/18/2021
366: All the Wrong Tools Laurel Cummings teaches people how to build what is required with the material on hand. We talked with her about how to engineer survival solutions on-the-fly, often while performing disaster relief. Also: what could be made with chewing gum and paper clips.