#201 – Cheap Respins And A Time Machine – Multiscience Mercenary Marketplace



Thanks to ChaoticGood01 for the Lego picture


  1. Chris says

    I thought the old fad an a hydroponics lab was done because it was inside the exclusion zone of Fukushima but because of the clean room air filtration system, it’s safe to grow food inside.

  2. says

    Thanks for the shoutout for ProtoExchange :)
    We’re a small team that is hoping to make Hardware more accessible for everyone – whether your a learning hobbyist of professional we think that “pair-programming” for HW will help promote learning, collaboration, and better results.

    Recently, we’ve had great success with developers helping out other devs for design review, schematics, component selection, pcb design, etc.. We’re looking to promote these services as well as the companies that we have worked with (there are some SERIOUSLY cool projects going on).

    Anyways, I just want to thank you for the promotion and would like to tell you to keep up the great work! Huge fans of Amp Hour :)

  3. Jeff says

    Chris/Dave your conversation about Mars brings up one hell of a book I recently read. If you have time to read a relatively short work of GREAT fiction, check out The Martian by Andy Weir.

    It will answer your question about who to send to Mars. Obviously you’ll need many disciplines, but definitely send a BAD ASS botanist.

  4. says

    Thanks for all the sympathy for consulting engineers. I already knew it, but the hardware-only guys work too cheap; software pays way better. Had to laugh when Chris was talking about focus and context switching. I usually have 5-6 clients simultaneously, and this week I’ve been at 4 of them doing work. It took me years to get to this point though, and I have a “knack” (ha) for it. I would much rather be working this way versus the glacial pace of most big enterprises, and I get to leave when I’m done with a job!

  5. says

    I sure wish we had the cheap/fast re-spin “button” back when I was doing analog IC design. Spins cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, and several weeks or more of time. We used to simulate, and resimulate the circuits in all possible conditions, and review layouts from all possible angles, to try to avoid respins…