Category Archives: Education

Safety Abounds

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to Amelia's Weekly Fish Fry of course! What that chicken really needs is an invisible hazardous environmental factors monitoring system because we all know that winter is coming, right? Dianne Kibbey (element14) joins Fish Fry this week to talk about all of this and more (sans the whole chicken part)! element14 just announced the winners of their Safe and Sound Design contest and Dianne is here to give us the skinny on this design challenge - from the rules to the winners and everything in between.Also this week, we check out the world’s first semiconductor in a rubber composite format, and how it could change the future of prosthetic limbs.

 

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Links for September 22, 2017

More information about element14

The element14 community announces winners of its Safe and Sound Design Challenge sponsored by Texas Instruments

Rubbery electronics and sensors from intrinsically stretchable elastomeric composites of semiconductors and conductors

New Episode of Chalk Talk: Bourns RS-485 Port Protection

 

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The Engineering Long Game

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we investigate the role of continuing education in our fast-paced electronic engineering ecosystem. Mike Gianfangna (eSilicon) joins us to discuss how both mentorship and formal education can help address the biggest challenges of chip design and why Mike feels that we should treat electronic design startups like wineries.  

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Links for September 8, 2017

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New Episode of Chalk Talk: New Chalk Talk - Pegasus Verification System: Let Your DRC Fly!

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Making Tesla Proud

It’s creepy! It’s crawly! It occasionally has scales! It’s Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry! This week we're celebrating one of the coolest and one might say, creepiest scientists, electrical engineers, and visionaries the world has ever seen - Nikola Tesla. My guest this week is a physicist, she can run a nuclear reactor, she can teach how to solder, and most importantly for today’s broadcast, she is one of the founders of oneTesla - Heidi Baumgartner.  Heidi is here to explain exactly how you can build your very own singing Tesla coil, how she became involved with oneTesla, and what its like to vacation at Chernobyl. Also this week, we check out why 8-bit MCUs shouldn’t be thrown out like last year’s Halloween candy.

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Links for October 31, 2014

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New Episode of Chalk Talk: Function Enablement with 8-bit PIC Microcontrollers

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From the Cradle to the Cloud

This week Fish Fry is all about technological innovation in education.  From kindergarten to college, from Malaysia to Texas, we look into recent technological advances that aim to even the educational playing field in the United States and across the globe. My first guest is Scott McDonald (Rorke Global Solutions). Scott unveils Rorke’s new digital learning system and discusses with me how Rorke was motivated to break ground on this high tech education revolution. (We also throw in some basketball trash talk.) Keeping with our education theme, Silicon Cloud International CEO Mojy Chian joins Fish Fry to explore the future of cloud computing and how Silicon Clould International's educational cloud centers hope to create a whole new generation of chip designers. 

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Links for July 25, 2014

More information about Rorke Global Solutions

RGS Debuts Digital Learning System for the 21st Century Classroom (press release)

More information about Silicon Cloud International

New Epsiode of Chalk Talk - Protium Rapid Prototyping Platform

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X Marks The Spot

At Attention Ye Salty Dogs! Hoist the mizzen mast, Fish Fry is ready to set sail! This week Jim Beneke comes aboard our mighty Fish Fryin’ ship to plot a course to X-Fest - the yearly how-to training sessions from Avnet and Xilinx for FPGA, DSP, SoC and embedded systems designers. Join us as we dig into X-Fest’s treasure trove of deep tech seminars, trainings, and much more. Then, in keeping with our pirateous parade, we delve into the details of a new pirate-busting radarrrr called WatchStander, and check out how artificial intelligence plays an important role in WatchStander’s modus operandi.

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Links for July 11, 2014

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Fun With Microcontrollers

In honor of the first annual National Day of Making, Fish Fry is headed into the delight-filled world of Maker Faires, microcontrollers, and watercolor painting robots. Andreas Eieland (Atmel) starts off the excitement by giving us a tour of Atmel’s Tech on Tour 18 wheeler. Andreas and I also discuss the disconnect between the growing number of IoT devices and the declining the number of engineers in the world and how Maker Faires can be instrumental in filling this void. 

Also this week, Fish Fry is proud to welcome the one and only Super Awesome Sylvia. Sylvia has her own web TV show, and is a maker extraordinaire and trending tech celebrity. Did I also mention she’s 12? Join me as I chat with Sylvia about one of her latest projects...a watercolor painting robot.

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Links for June 20, 2014

More information about Atmel's Tech on Tour

Atmel celebrates first-ever White House Maker Faire

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Hackin’ In The Hood

Do you remember your first EE project? Do you remember the delight in your soul when you first saw that LED light up or that plume of blue smoke rise across the room? In this week's Fish Fry, we harken back to the days when we were all budding engineers trying to make our circuits work for the first time. My guest is John Weiss, Director of Bayview BOOM. John is here to to introduce us to Bayview BOOM -  a revolutionary program that brings engineering education to the young people of San Francicso's Bayview/Hunters Point neighborhood. Join John and I as we chat about how Bayview BOOM nurtures cognitive growth, physical activity and a love for electronic design in its students - one boom box at a time. 

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Links for May 30, 2014

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