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Healthcare is changing but is it for the better? In this podcast, you'll hear discussions about the healthcare system, its problems, possible solutions, and stories from leading physicians and experts in healthcare. Healthcare is more complex than the sound bites we hear. The changes, and possible solutions, will have wider impact than the sound bites you hear. Join us as we strive to Survive Healthcare
 
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MEP EP#328: Berry Based Physics with Collin Anderson Collin Anderson Computer scientist turned electrical engineer Has worked on things as varied as: Quantum key distribution at Los Alamos National Laboratory A tool to help decipher glyphs of the classical Mayan civilization FPGA firmware at the Ice Cube Neutrino Observatory Currently an engineer a…
 
MEP EP#327: Mike Kahn of Elemental Machines Mike Kahn Been working in the high tech industry for over thirty years The bulk of this time he has been involved in the architecture and design of complex electronics and embedded systems across a wide variety of segments including general purpose computing, digital communications, digital video, medical…
 
MEP EP#326: The Infinite Finite Grid PART 2 : Is there a macgyver way to measure voltage without a multimeter? Lots of great suggestions in our slack channel Recreating older devices before digital multimeters where available Galvanometer Electrostatic Voltmeter Most of these require lots of experimentation or other precision devices to calibrate L…
 
MEP EP#325: Metric Knuckle Keystone Cool Part Countersunk parts? Have you used any parts like that? Design considerations Possible Assembly issues Cool 16x2 character display How do I branch into Electrical Engineering? Is it worthwhile to get certifications? Projects Finding your path. Is there a macgyver way to measure voltage without a multimete…
 
MEP EP#324: What Would You Say You Do Here? MacroFab Platform Update Six new component vendors Enabled consignment to the 10-day manufacturing service Exciting update for the platform as it will help address supply chain issues everyone is facing in the industry Better part availability and more flexibility! SparkFun Mousebites White Paper Written …
 
MEP EP#323: Hyperspace Part Packages The Worst Timeline: A Printer Company Is Putting DRM in Paper Now RFID chips inside the label spool What kind of RFID chip are they using that is this disposable? EFF Article Link Component marking with the manufacturer in mind Why put indicator marks? Where? Both inside the footprint and outside Double and trip…
 
MEP EP#322: Measuring up Your Interview Questions Previous Podcast where we discussed Engineering Resumes MEP EP#279: Avoiding The HR Pit of Doom, Resume and Interview Tricks for Engineers Interviewer Questions and Techniques? Stephen Schematic PDF for the test There is no output when a 10Vp-p signal is injected into the input. Turning the pot or a…
 
MEP EP#321: What Engineer’s Seek Comet Grounding After over 7 years of sitting on the shelf I finally got the motivation to finish building the OD3 project. The electronics and chassis are done Finally got to test true star grounding Episode 316 - Chunk 2 Chunk Current Returns Results? Building a wood enclosure right now Need to design and finish t…
 
MEP EP#320: The Drop Ship Shuffle Testing Ratchet Wrenches Update on the design Found a digital torque wrench adapter that can handle the torque Will hack to get the signal recordable Use a Linear actuator to apply the force Once the parts arrive the design will be finalized Finding Parts Regardless of Industry / Hobby Intake Manifold for the Jeep …
 
MEP EP#319: Work to Automate the Work Feedspot has ranked this podcast #1 for Best 10 Electrical Engineering Podcasts. Thank you everyone for listening and sharing this podcast with others. We are just getting started! MacroFab Updates KiCad 6 support! PI DAY Contest March 14th (3/14) Stop by the MacroFab website to take a pop quiz for a chance to …
 
MEP EP#318: Strategic Component Sourcing with Cody Endlich Cody Endlich has 10 years experience in electronic component distribution and commodities trade and is currently the head of strategic sourcing at Macrofab. What does Cody do at MacroFab? Strategic Sourcing Cody’s announcement - ERAI What is the ERAI? What does this mean for MacroFab custom…
 
MEP EP#317: When an Alien Craps Autodesk Eagle DRC Problems Via in Pad Detection Is there a EDA tool that actually detects this? Diptrace Eagle Altium FAB3000 MacroFab's Internal tool set does not What do we do about this as Engineers? Write our own tools of course! Datasheet and Schematic Woes TI CD4053 The actual function of the chip was just not…
 
MEP EP#316: Chunk 2 Chunk Current Returns Circuit grounding - How big is too big? Stephen has a new design that is trying something very odd Planes that connect to the star Difference between different grounding techniques 8 layer monster board with multiple power supplies - low noise Parker likes to think of these problems as the extremes of certa…
 
MEP EP#315: A Rant About How Magnets Work Topics for this Totally not Unprepared Podcast Episode The Book of Boba Fett Spoilers up to Episode 6 Is the Mandalorian steeling Fett's screen time? Who is a better character? Perpetual Energy and other Nonsense Magnets: how do they work? Space tether experiment Dissipating energy and charges Virtual Groun…
 
MEP EP#314: Plastic Deg-Ra-Dation with Scott Hansen of Retro-Brite Our guest this week is Scott Hansen, Founder of Retro-Brite. Scott holds an B.A. in Finance from the University of South Dakota and Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M. Previously Scott was on MacroFab Engineering Podcast episodes EP#77: The IdeaFab Podcast EP#223: The …
 
MEP EP#313: Another Tool for Your Toolbox 3d Printing - Is It Time To Get Into It? Types of printers at the personal hobbyist level Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Stereolithography (SLA) Stephen's Hopes and Dreams Budget $400 to $600 Biggest print surface 0.001” (0.0254mm) accuracy Requires only setup/calibration/maintenance No mods just to get it…
 
MEP EP#312: Armchair Military Strategists Destroy TSMC if China Invades, To Make Taiwan 'unwantable', Says US Military Paper Link to article Why? Destroy the economic and technological reason for China to want Taiwan Military Paper written by Jared McKinney and Peter Harris How do you keep a free Taiwan and not enter WWIII? How would any invasion o…
 
With some sadness, Stephen covers the conclusion of the college football season. He comments on what he believes was an exciting national championship game, as well as what argument Stetson Bennett put to rest. Then he covers some of the recent changes to the Notre Dame coaching staff - some more surprising than others, before offering his very ear…
 
MEP EP#311: The Gamification of PCB Assembly Tig Stream Announcement Saturday Jan 15th at 6:00 PM Central Twitch.tv/macrofab How would a PCB assembly service be gamified? A tutorial level Mandatory Clippy Mac the PCB Guy Avatar Clothing Experience Points Titles Badges and Achievements Rankings Leaderboards In Game Currency Microtransactions Weekly …
 
MEP EP#310: 2022 New Year Engineering Resolutions Tig Stream Announcement Saturday Jan 15th at 6:00 PM Central Stay tuned for more information New Years Engineering Resolutions Parker Finish the Cat Feeder Unreminder Get the 65’ Checker “Running” Get to 200 lbs Stephen Smaller but more directed action Stretch resolution Be more present Practice mor…
 
Stephen recaps the CFP semifinals and reminds everyone that almost all playoff games are blowouts. Then he provides a quick breakdown of Notre Dame's Fiesta Bowl performance and what it might tell us about Marcus Freeman and the 2022 season. Finally, he previews the national championship game before giving his final prediction of the season. Then S…
 
MEP EP#309: Perpetual Prototypes How Far Did our Christmas Projects Go? Tube Compressor Stephen "Completed" Wants to add more features.... Synchrotron phaser Works but needs value tweaking on some gains Have a sample of the audio in the podcast Parker's Mother’s Golf Cart Finished paint and started reassembly! SendcutSend sheet metal bending experi…
 
MEP EP#308: Ghost of Projects Past Due Christmas Projects Tube Compressor - A Decade in the making Synchrotron phaser Tig Welding Parker's Mother’s Golf Cart Red Jeep Update Local Electronic Store Talk What local stores can you still buy electronic supplies and parts at? Are there any Radioshacks left? Electronic Parts Outlet Ace Electronics The Ma…
 
MEP EP#307: Sixth Annual MacroFab Star Wars Christmas Special - The Bad Hunch Latest in Star Wars Media What has released since last year's Star Wars podcast episode 255? Star Wars Visions Ending of Mandalorian Season 2 LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special Bad Batch Does Audible count? Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy book 2 and 3 were this year Star Wars: T…
 
MEP EP#306: Removing The Barriers Bench Equipment for Hardware Development Lab Power Supply Oscilloscope James Lewis just made a really good video about Oscilloscope Bandwidth Check out podcast episodes #222 and #144 for more James Lewis! Frequency Generator Frequency Counter Multimeters Benchtop Handheld Digital Logic Analyzer Active Load RLC Mete…
 
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