Category Archives: Maker

The Future Will Be Open Source: How QuickLogic Is Changing the FPGA Landscape

In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Brian Faith (CEO - QuickLogic) joins me to discuss Qomu: Open Source SoC Dev Kit That Fits in Your USB Port. Brian and I delve into the details of this new kit, examine its role within the QuickLogic Open Reconfigurable Computing (QORC) initiative, and how this kit is turning FPGA development on its head in more ways than one. Also this week, we take a closer look at a new desktop 3D hologram printer developed by LitiHolo and how you can start creating your own 3D printed holograms. 

For the Love of Design: Kickstarter and Sydney Ahn Mai’s Passion for Purposeful Interactions

Here at Fish Fry, we love Kickstarter! In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, award-winning Kickstarter product designer Sydney Anh Mai joins us to discuss her passion for purposeful interactions, how her experience in the world of dance has set her up for success in high tech, and how she navigates the unique challenges of designing for this global crowdfunding platform. Keeping with our Kickstarter theme, we also check out the Lucon: a connected lamp kit for connecting people.  We take a closer look at how this wifi connected lamp kit, as part of Kickstarter’s popular yearly Make 100 project, brings together one hundred anonymous people through light and touch.

 

Keeping the Quarantine Blues at Bay One Design at a Time Micro:bit v. 2 and The Retrofit and Recycle Challenge

You know...for kids. - Norville Barnes (The Hudsucker Proxy)

This week’s Fish Fry podcast is dedicated to being indoors and fighting off quarantine boredom for kids and adults alike!   Phil Hutchinson (element14) joins us to discuss the BBC micro:bit v2. Phil and I discuss the evolution of the micro:bit, how this new version differs from the previous version, and how the element14 community supports this unique learning platform. Also this week, we check out element14’s Recycle & Retrofit Challenge that might just help you keep the quarantine blues at bay while reducing electronics waste and upcycling vintage electronics. Finally, we check out a powerful new kickstarter campaign called the Solar Cow -  the World's first social project delivering real individual data of impact.

AI for Everything!

Artificial intelligence and machine learning take center stage in this week’s Fish Fry podcast. First, we take a closer look at how a new algorithm called ART (Automated Recommendation Tool) is ushering in a new age of enlightenment in the world of synthetic biology. We investigate how this revolutionary new algorithm was tested and what it means for the future of bioengineered cells. Aaron Tersteeg (Intel) also joins us this week to discuss Intel’s OpenVINO tool kit. Aaron and I chat about the biggest AI inferencing challenges facing us today, the details of the OpenVINO “write once, deploy anywhere” approach, and what you should keep in mind when starting a new AI project.

Terrible Things to Scare the Children: #adifferenthalloween with element14 and Black Hole Fuel

It’s creepy! It’s crawly! It’s a design contest too! In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Phil Hutchinson (element14) brings us the goods on this year’s spookily spectacular element14 Halloween design competition. Phil and I chat about some of last year’s creepy creations, why this year’s contest is slightly different than the year before, and how you can enter this unique Halloween design competition. Also this week, I check out how a group of astronomers discovered the oldest known black hole and why this discovery may help unlock the mysteries of the evolution of black holes. 

 

By the Electronics Design Community, For the Electronics Design Community: AltiumLive 2020 Preview and Carbon is the New Black

In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, we have a special preview of next week’s AltiumLive 2020 Virtual PCB Design conference with Ted Pawela (COO - Altium). Ted and I chat about the goals of this year’s conference, why high speed design will take center stage again this year, and why this conference is a unique collaboration between different engineering communities. We also take a closer look at how a team at UC Berkeley discovered what could be the first building blocks to making carbon transistors and all carbon electronics a reality.

 

The ElephantEdge Challenge: Developing The World’s Most Advanced Elephant Tracking Collar

This week’s podcast is all about The ElephantEdge Challenge and how you can help build the world’s most advanced elephant tracking collar. Adam Benzion (Co-Founder - Hackster.io) joins us to discuss the details of The ElephantEdge Design Challenge, what The OpenCollar initiative is all about, and how you can get involved to help save this vulnerable species from extinction.

Calling All Secret Weapons: element14’s Fighting Germ Challenge and A New Way to Fight Superbugs

From COVID-19 to Superbugs, this week’s podcast is all about fighting germs and battling the spread of infectious disease throughout the world. First up, we delve into some groundbreaking research that may have just unlocked a new way to fight drug-resistant superbugs. We take a closer look at why a team of scientists at Biomedicine Discovery Institute at Monash University believes that they have not only found a way to boost our immune responses to superbugs but also fight inflammation due to these pesky pathogens as well. Also this week, Tariq Ahmad joins us to discuss element14’s Fighting Germ Challenge and how one element14 community member’s call to action encouraged a global design contest.

Native Connectivity: Bridging the Global Design Gap with Altium 365

“Cloud Computing is not only the Future of Computing, but the Present and Entire Past of Computing” - Larry Ellison

In this week’s episode of EE Journal’s Fish Fry podcast, we investigate a new era of PCB design with Leigh Gawne (Chief Software Architect for Altium). Leigh joins us to discuss the details of Altium 365 and how this cloud-based platform for PCB design can help bridge the design gap between PCB designers, part suppliers, and manufacturers.   Also this week, we take a closer look at a new galactic cosmic ray simulator created by NASA to study the effects of radiation for deep space travel.

Calling All Innovators: Why You Should Join the Detect and Protect Challenge

In this week’s podcast, we take a closer look at The COVID-19 Detect & Protect Challenge. Hackster.io co-founder Adam Benzion and I chat about why The United Nations Development Programme and a multinational group of companies got together to create this challenge, the goals, prizes, and details associated with this design challenge, and most importantly, how your open source designs can help make the world a better place. Also this week, we check out new flexible sensor technology developed at MIT that is hoping to make vital sign monitoring a whole lot easier. 

 

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