The Spark Gap Podcast - Episode 32!

Direct Download Link

Show Synopsis

Karl and Corey revisit topics from the past 31 episodes.

32 Episodes Down; Let’s take a Look Back

Episode #1 - Microcontrollers

NXP Bought Freescale

http://www.nxp.com/news/press-releases/2015/03/nxp-and-freescale-announce-40-billion-merger.html

Episode #2 - 3D Printers

Makerbot Layoffs

http://www.engadget.com/2015/04/17/makerbot-lays-off-20-percent-of-its-employees/

Episode #6 - USB

Mini vs. Micro USB Connectors

http://visual.ly/micro-usb-vs-mini-usb

Episode #7 - Electric Vehicles

What has Tesla Been Up To?

Selling Used Electric Cars: http://www.theverge.com/2015/5/4/8548463/tesla-used-car-pre-owned-model-s-program

And Putting Batteries on Walls: http://www.teslamotors.com/powerwall

Episode #9 - Software locked Devices

And you thought Tektronix was bad:

http://www.wired.com/2015/04/dmca-ownership-john-deere/

Episode #11 - Alternative Programming Languages

Tessel 2

Why worry about writing asssembly on a 8Mhz 8-bit microcontroller? Just write Javascript on a 580Mhz processor. https://tessel.io/

Episode #15 - Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi 2 as an emulator

http://blog.petrockblock.com/retropie/

Episode #16 - Cortex M7s

Atmel has Cortex-M7s now too

http://www.atmel.com/products/microcontrollers/ARM/SAM-E.aspx http://www.atmel.com/products/microcontrollers/arm/sam-v-mcus.aspx

Episode #19 - Software vs. Hardware Control

Boeing’s Timer Problems

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/05/01/boeing-787-dreamliners-contain-a-potentially-catastrophic-software-bug/