Jon Evans talks KiCad V6

KiCad developer Jon Evans joins the Contextual Electronics podcast hosted by Chris Gammell:

CEP014 – Moving to KiCad V6 with Jon Evans

Jon Evans is a longtime developer on the KiCad project and practicing EE at Formlabs. He joins Chris to talk about the future of KiCad, including features that are coming in V6.

Jon Evans talks KiCad V6

Listen to Star Simpson “On The Metal”

On The Metal is a great podcast for people that enjoy tales of computer engineering and the latest guest is the wonderful Star Simpson!

On the Metal: Star Simpson

Welcome back to the second of our three part bonus season of On the Metal: episodes that we recorded after the end of Season 1 but before the onset of the pandemic.

On this episode of On the Metal, we interview Star Simpson, autonomous aviation visionary, insatiably curious engineer, and relentless optimizer. Join us as we learn how a pirated C++ compiler at an impressionable age pushed Star towards electronics, how a friend jockeying for Hacker News karma landed her work on late-night TV — and why you definitely didn’t want to be test pilot on the Piasecki PA-97. And if you find yourself hankering for a good read, you’re in luck: this episode ends with a flurry of book recommendations sure to sate your inner aviation buff.

Listen to Star Simpson “On The Metal”

Combining Art and Technology with Sarah Petkus

A long-time friend of OSH Park and parent to Noodle, the talented Sarah Petkus, is on the latest episode of Chris Gammell’s Contextual Electronics podcast:

CEP007 – Combining Art and Technology with Sarah Petkus

Follow more of Sarah’s awesome work on YouTube:

and Sarah’s website:

Combining Art and Technology with Sarah Petkus

Jared Wolff talks Cellular IoT

The Amp Hour #509: Cellular IoT with Jared Wolff

Welcome Jared Wolff of Circuit Dojo!

Jared is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology (which Chris also considered attending). He did co-ops while there, like we talked about on last week’s episode.

While on co-op at Cisco, he was in the cable group and marveled at the techs doing repairs with magnet wire.

He is an east coast guy at heart, so he moved back to Connecticut eventually

Jared worked at Apple for a while, but the lifestyle is difficult because of time requirements and stressful travel. He was also there when Steve Jobs was still around and there was a bit of over the top hero worship.

Nordic’s early bluetooth chipset was the nRF8001, which was a transceiver over SPI (no micro)

Working for startups was interesting if you thrive on doing a lot of different things

Jared Wolff talks Cellular IoT podcast with Adam Wolf

Great new episode of the podcast:

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Adam Wolf (@adamwwolf) of Wayne and Layne ( spoke with us about making kits, museum exhibit engineering, working on KiCad, and extraterrestrial art philosophy.

Adam has a personal blog on as well as a website Adam co-wrote Make: Lego and Arduino Projects

If you want to know how to contribute to KiCad libraries, check out their instruction page:

We also mentioned:


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The Amp Hour podcast: Keyzermas Vacation

Episode #472 – Keyzermas Vacation

Jeff Keyzer of joins Chris and Dave to talk about learning 3D CAD, attending a wide range of conferences, long lead time components, and plans for learning in the new year.

Hip hip hooray for Keyzermas Vacation!

  • Jeff has been attending a lot of events in 2019
  • Jeff is no longer at Valve, since February of 2019.
  • He’s been spending his time learning Solidworks and updating his Altium knowledge/license.
The Amp Hour podcast: Keyzermas Vacation

Interview with Matt Berggren of Autodesk on EAGLE and more

The wonderful electronics podcast The Amp Hour recently interviewed  Matt Berggren of Autodesk about EAGLE and more:

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#471 – An Interview with Matt Berggren


Interview with Matt Berggren of Autodesk on EAGLE and more

Hackaday Podcast: 2018 Year In Review

Did you read all 3000+ articles published on Hackaday this year? We did. And to help catch you up, we preset the Hackaday 2018 Year in Review podcast!

Join us for the podcast, available on all major podcasting platforms, as Editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams attempt the impossible task of distilling the entire year into a one hour discussion. We’ve included every story mentioned in the podcast, and a few more, in the show notes here. But since we can’t possibly mention every awesome hack, we encourage you to share your favorites, and pat the writers on the back, by leaving a comment below.

via Hackaday Podcast: 2018 Year In Review — Hackaday


The Amp Hour podcast with guest Andrew Sowa

Electrical engineer and PCB designer Andrew Sowa recently joined Chris Gammell on The Amp Hour podcast:

Episode #386 – An Interview with Andrew Sowa

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The Amp Hour podcast with guest Andrew Sowa

Reverse Engineering Meetup this Wednesday

Tutorials, projects, and mingle

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018, 7:00 PM

Giovanni’s New York Pizzeria
1127 Lawrence Expressway Sunnyvale, CA

31 Hardware ninjas Attending

We have the side room (ie including TV) reserved for talks (last month we were unable to reserve it). So the unfortunate confusion last month should be avoided. I have a handful of tentative talks, will hopefully finalize schedule soon. Possible topics include gaming, radare2, and more. 7:00-7:10: mingle 7:10-7:50: ” Reverse Engineering Midway Zeus…

Check out this Meetup →

We have the side room (ie including TV) reserved for talks.

7:00-7:10: mingle

7:10-7:50: “Reverse Engineering Midway Zeus” by Philip B

7:50:-8:00: mingle

8:00-8:20: “Using open source tools to reverse engineer and modify UEFI bioses” by Matt M

8:20-9:00: mingle

We first learned of this meetup from the Unnamed Reverse Engineering Podcast hosted by Jen Costillo and Alvaro Prieto.  Check out the latest episode:
Reverse Engineering Meetup this Wednesday