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>> Walktime Blog #27: Electronics design as an online team sport

Mon, Nov 12th 11:18am 2012 >> Walktime

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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>> SuperHouse Ep 4: Making home automation gear run quietly

Sat, Nov 10th 4:08pm 2012 >> SuperHouse

I put up SuperHouse episode 4 a while ago, and forgot to blog about it! Slack.

Anyway, it's up now so please check it out!

http://www.superhouse.tv/episode/4-making-home-automation-gear-quieter

I have another 2 episodes partly filmed, and work done for a couple more after that so hopefully they'll begin coming through more regularly.



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>> Walktime Blog #26: The Big Red Button

Sat, Nov 10th 3:28pm 2012 >> Walktime

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.

View or comment directly on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jieg_Aalp8s



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