A quick look around the inside of the Electronex electronics trade show in Melbourne. Right after walking in the door I ran into Dave Jones (@eevblog), Karl von Moller (@karlvonmoller) and others, so I didn't get much video other than panning around a bit to show you what it's like.
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Snippets from my recent trip to the street markets in Hong Kong, the Freetronics China office in Beijing, and the electronics parts wonderland of Shenzen.
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The first half of my Mendel Max v2 3D printer just arrived. Let's take a look at what comes in the electronics package.
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The very nice folk at Make Hack Void (the Canberra hackerspace) were very accomodating to all the extra geeks in town for linux.conf.au 2013. Not only was the hackerspace open days and evenings during the conference, but they also ran a "Makerconf" event on the Saturday right after LCA ended.
This is a bit of a random look around the current Make Hack Void premises on a busy night when a bunch of LCA delegates were visiting. Unfortunately this building may soon succumb to a bulldozer, so MHV are now looking for an alternative location.
Sorry about the dodgy phone-camera recording. I really need to upgrade myself to a proper camera for things like this.
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The assembly project for the 2013 Arduino Miniconf was "HackCNC", a CNC plotter designed (mechanicals) by John Spencer and (electronics) by Luke Weston, with software development lead by Bob Powers. For more info about HackCNC and the Arduino Miniconf see www.arduinominiconf.org
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I like hard copies of datasheets. Yes, it means printing and using paper, but there are advantages to having a datasheet in a folder or on a clipboard instead of just a PDF on your computer screen.
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Electronics design has traditionally been a solo activity. Some high-end packages have a degree of collaboration using shared libraries and synchronisation tools, but Upverter is the first project I've seen that allows real-time online collaboration. Multiple engineers can be working in the same project simultaneously, and the project updates live so all participants can see changes as they happen. Now with Upverter's latest release they've extended their initial schematic tool to include PCB layout, which may just tip it over the edge to being a major contender as design tool of choice for many engineers.
Check out Upverter at www.upverter.com. I'd love to know what you think.
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When IVT started using Scrum as a development methodology I wanted to put the power to approve or reject software releases into the hands of the product manager. Combining an Arduino-compatible board from Freetronics, a WiFi shield, the JIRA issue tracker, the Git source code management system, a custom web service, and some flashing lights, this is the result.
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