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Embedded Logical Elegance

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    • 4.8, 148 Ratings

Embedded is the show for people who love gadgets. Making them, breaking them, and everything in between. Weekly interviews with engineers, educators, and enthusiasts. Find the show, blog, and more at embedded.fm.

    336: Common Sense Is Not Common Sense

    336: Common Sense Is Not Common Sense

    Philana Benton (@TechnoPHILiANA) spoke with us about mentoring: how to be a good mentor, what to expect, and what not to do. 
    If you’d like to try mentoring, sign up for Philana’s DivTekSpace (divtekspace.org). You can do a resume review, a mock interview, give career advice, and/or refer students to your company.
    Philana’s home page is philanaaurelia.com
    We also mentioned imentor.org

    • 1 hr 12 min
    335: Patching on the Surface of Mars

    335: Patching on the Surface of Mars

    Joel Sherrill (JoelSherrill) spoke with us about choosing embedded operating systems and why open source RTEMS (RTEMS_OAR) is a good choice.
    Embedded #307: Big While Loop: Chris and Elecia talk about when and where they’d use RTOSs
    Embedded #93: Delicious Gumbo: Joel gave an introduction to the RTEMS RTOS
    Joel works at OAR Corp (oarcorp.com) on RTEMS (rtems.org). RTEMS runs on many development boards including the BeagleBone, Raspberry Pi, and two FPGA boards: ARM ZYNQ-7000 and the Arty Board.
    Joel recommends the operating systems book by Alan Burns and Andy Wellens. It comes in many flavors and editions including Real Time Systems and Programming Languages: Ada 95, Real-Time Java and Real-Time C/POSIX (3rd Edition).
    NASA Core Flight System (https://cfs.gsfc.nasa.gov/)
    Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS) (https://epics-controls.org/)

    • 1 hr 15 min
    226: Camp AVR Vs. Camp Microchip (Repeat)

    226: Camp AVR Vs. Camp Microchip (Repeat)

    Jay Carlson (@jaydcarlson), author of The Amazing $1 Microcontroller, joined us to talk about comparing microcontrollers and determining our biases. This was an in-depth comparison of different micro features.
    Jay is an electrical engineer specializing in electronics design and embedded programming (contact). His blog is new and interesting.
    We talked to SEGGER’s Dirk Akeman about JLink on #218: Neutron Star of Dev Boards.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    334: Bag of Heuristics

    334: Bag of Heuristics

    Matt Godbolt (@mattgodbolt) joined us to talk about assembly code, becoming a verb, 6502s, exploring compilers, and application binary interfaces.
    Compiler Explorer can be found at godbolt.org. The code is on github (compiler-explorer/compiler-explorer). 
    Matt also has jsbeeb, a BBC Micro (6502) simulator. You can try it out at bbc.godbolt.org. Its code and more information is on github (mattgodbolt/bbc-micro-emulation). Matt recently gave a video presentation about jsbeeb for ABUG. 
    Some other videos that may be of interest:
    CppCon 2016: Jason Turner “Rich Code for Tiny Computers: A Simple Commodore 64 Game in C++17”
    Matt’s YouTube videos on using Compiler Explorer
    Just enough Assembly for Compiler Explorer - Anders Schau Knatten
    CppCon 2017: CB Bailey “Enough x86 Assembly to Be Dangerous”
    CppCon 2017: Carl Cook “When a Microsecond Is an Eternity: High Performance Trading Systems in C++”
    The best compiler book seems to be The Dragon Book.
    Hyrum’s Law on writing interfaces.
    Application Binary Interface (ABI)

    • 1 hr 9 min
    333: Project Purgatory

    333: Project Purgatory

    Bailey Steinfadt (@baileysteinfadt) spoke with us about the makerspaces, communities, following many paths, and misbehaving robots.
    Bailey works at Dojo Five and Stone Path Engineering. 
    Area 515 is a non-profit maker space in the Des Moines, Iowa area. They supported their local emergency services with over 6000 face shields. If you are looking for something to do with your 3d printer, look at One Shot Bias Tape Maker and the how to use it video.
    Bailey recommended the Makers On Tap podcast and grill mats for soldering. Elecia recommended the You Can Do It!: The Merit Badge Handbook for Grown-Up Girls as a book she’s only picked up once in a bookstore years ago but has thought about as an excuse to pick up new skills.

    • 52 min
    332: There Were Fires

    332: There Were Fires

    Doug Harriman of Simplexity (@SimplexityPD) spoke with us about motors, controllers, and designing mechatronic systems.
    Simplexity (or if you want to contact them)
    Doug recommends Control Systems Engineering by Norman S. Nise. Elecia recommends Notes on Diffy Qs by Jiří Lebl from American Institute of Mathematics list of free and approved math textbooks. They both like the 3 Brown 1 Blue YouTube channel.
    If you liked the part about how to choose a motor, you might want to watch Doug’s Webinar on DC Motors & Motion Control Systems (you’ll have to give your info to see it).

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
148 Ratings

148 Ratings

RisingBlade ,

Yay! An embedded podcast!

I’ve listened to other technical podcasts, but this one has really kept my interest. Elicia and Chris do a great job of discussing both software and hardware, and they do it in a really fun way. Its also technical enough that I’m always wanting to go to the show notes to get more details on the projects they discussed or that new micro I never heard of.

They interview some awesome people as well who seem to do some amazing things.

Thanks for the great podcast you two. It makes my commute to work and dishwashing after dinner more enjoyable. :)

ExplodingLemur ,

I've learned so much!

This has been helping me learn about so many parts of embedded software and hardware development.

Flarron ,

You can hear the passion in her voice.

By far my favorite podcast. The passion she has for embedded engineering is so evident. She's truly inspiring!

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