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Sad Dog Diary
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6/10/2013   Post a comment
This video consists of a series of images of dogs with a human narrator saying what they are thinking.
Stand back! I'm poised to use my Camera Lucida iPad app!
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6/3/2013   6 comments
Check out an amazing image created by someone who knows what she's doing… and then we discover what I've been up to…
Video: Funny magic trick
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5/31/2013   Post a comment
I just ran across a video on YouTube (where else) billed as "Easily the funniest magic trick I've ever seen!" So, of course, I had to take a look…
Mega-cool Image Blender app for the iPad
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5/22/2013   1 comment
This is a simple and clean iPhone and iPad app with a single purpose – blending multiple images together.
ARM TechCon 2013 – Call for Papers Now Open
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5/22/2013   Post a comment
Now in its seventh year, ARM TechCon is ranked one of the top three critical events in the embedded sector.
Mega-cool Camera Lucida app for the iPad
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5/21/2013   5 comments
Initially I assumed that this app was for drawing on the iPad screen … I was so wrong!
Video: Dancing Lego
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5/20/2013   Post a comment
This video involves a Raspberry Pi, five servos, and a bunch of Lego…
A Camera Lucida for the 21st Century
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5/13/2013   7 comments
A few days ago I became aware of a rather interesting project on KickStarter.com...
Yours truly profiled in Circuit Cellar magazine
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5/6/2013   7 comments
Glancing through the contents list my orbs fell across the eye-catching title: "An Interview with Clive 'Max' Maxfield"
Awesome Moustache Camera at Design West
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5/1/2013   3 comments
I have to admit that I am in awe of the most amazing "Moustache Camera" I saw at Design West.
Video: Propeller beanies put Design West in a spin
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4/29/2013   2 comments
People were clamoring to attend the free training sessions so as to receive their own wireless mesh networked propeller beanie.
Meet a bacon chef at Design West 2013
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4/19/2013   4 comments
Well, it seems that my "My Cup Runneth Over" on the bacon front, and it's not often you'll hear me say that...
I'd give my right * for that!
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4/18/2013   10 comments
When I'm writing, I often like to include quotes and relevant phrases, but sometimes the words I'm looking for are on the tip of my...
Max is on the bacon train … and it’s not slowing down
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4/17/2013   3 comments
A couple of weeks ago I was asked if I would care to host and moderate a "Shop Talk" session at Design West 2013, but there was one small problem...
I just survived a Hawaiian shirt catastrophe
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4/16/2013   19 comments
Sometime in the wee hours of this morning, whilst I was happily snoozing away, the most humongous sound rattled our house.
The Internet of Things: Boon or Bane of Society?
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4/12/2013   15 comments
On Tuesday April 23 at Design West 2013, I will be hosting and moderating a "Shop Talk" session on the Internet of Things (IoT) from 7:00 to 8:00am.
Maximizing floating-point processing in 20nm FPGAs
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4/12/2013   Post a comment
One talk I really want to attend at Design West is on floating-point processing in FPGAs…
There's a Dru just for you!
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4/12/2013   Post a comment
I'm always amazed by the ways in which folks can take something relatively boring and "jazz it up".
Your FREE Design West Expo Pass is waiting for you!
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4/12/2013   Post a comment
Even if you cannot persuade your company to shell out for an All Access Pass, you can still signup for a Free Expo Only Pass that is worth its weight in gold!
Video: Victorian Steampunk Radiation Suitcase
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4/11/2013   5 comments
This little beauty is equipped with the most sophisticated radiation protection known to Victorian science...
Pass me a tube of Gravity Glue!
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4/10/2013   11 comments
My friend Jack Olson just sent me an email pointing me toward the most AMAZING images…
Your chance to win a wireless mesh networked propeller beanie
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4/4/2013   5 comments
The folks at Synapse Wireless are offering everyone the chance to win a free wireless mesh networked propeller beanie.
Analog Devices Design Conference 2013 boasts experts from ADI, Xilinx, and MathWorks
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4/4/2013   Post a comment
Global design conferences connect attendees with high-performance signal processing experts from ADI, Xilinx, and MathWorks.
The best electronics-related April Fools' spoof ever?
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4/1/2013   59 comments
Over the years I've seen a bunch of really great April Fools' day spoofs.
Free webinars – Introduction to Functional Verification
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3/29/2013   3 comments
I just heard that my good friend Brian Bailey will be the lecturer presenting a series of webinars next week.
Are iPads region locked?
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3/28/2013   9 comments
Recently, I ran across something that I found to be a tad strange.
SparkFun announces this year's Autonomous Vehicle Competition (AVC)
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3/19/2013   2 comments
The ultimate competition for makers, tinkerers, robot enthusiasts, otherwise known as the Autonomous Vehicle Competition (AVC), is scheduled for June 8, 2013.
The Rise Of Embedded Vision
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3/13/2013   4 comments
Embedded vision is everywhere around us, including industrial automation, surveillance, automotive safety systems, medical devices, and the hottest kids’ toys.
Am I easily pleased, or easily fooled?
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3/12/2013   15 comments
It's the little things that tell you when designers simply don’t have a clue.
Hands-on speed training at DESIGN West
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3/5/2013   4 comments
I just saw the Hands-On Speed Training schedule for the forthcoming DESIGN West Conference and Exhibition.
The Jazz Age – Mega-Retro Roxy Music
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2/14/2013   13 comments
Very "Cool Beans" – I just heard about a new instrumental album called "The Jazz Age" from Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music fame.
Meet some folks who are having a worse day than you
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2/13/2013   2 comments
You think you're having a bad day? Wait until you see these videos!
Yes, We CAN Hear You Now! The Rise of Embedded Speech
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2/12/2013   2 comments
Day-by-day I am becoming more-and-more excited, because DESIGN West is racing towards us as we speak.
Don’t stand on the cat's whiskers!
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2/11/2013   19 comments
Well, all I can say is that this past weekend I was exposed to a new level of skullduggery that left me gasping with astonishment.
What light through yonder window breaks?
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2/8/2013   23 comments
I've been making some progress on the "prop" to accompany my forthcoming presentation as to how radiation can affect embedded systems at DESIGN West 2013.
Finger lickin' good
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2/7/2013   2 comments
A couple of days' ago, someone sent me a rather interesting picture...
My brain hurts!
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2/4/2013   20 comments
I'm having some difficulty wrapping my brain around a question that just came winging its way across the Internet to me.
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub
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1/25/2013   6 comments
I am currently wearing my sleep-deprived face (and let's not talk about my hair).
Altium's vision for the future of electronic design
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1/22/2013   9 comments
I recently had a chat with Altium's new CEO, Kayvan Oboudiyat, and CTO, Aram Mirkazemi, and I have to say that I'm impressed with their vision of the future of electronics design.
Gnarly to the Max
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1/22/2013   3 comments
Here are four rather amazing (dare I say "totally tubular") videos I am currently sharing with everyone I know.
Danger Will Robinson! (Walk towards the light)
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1/18/2013   11 comments
I activate Switch #3... the Amber light goes out and the Green light starts breathing full time... the members of the audience grip their seats in dread anticipation of what is to come...
Happy, inspiring video – "Bring Me Sunshine"
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12/20/2012   4 comments
Someone just sent out a link to a really good video that made me feel really happy (I'm still smiling as I pen these words)
System Hyper Pipelining = 16 MCU cores on a Spartan-6 LX9 FPGA
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12/20/2012   11 comments
My friend Tobias has been working on a rather cool technology called System Hyper Pipelining in which he uses registers to multiply the functionality of IP cores.
Altium introduces “Ideas”
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12/20/2012   1 comment
I just received news of a rather interesting offering from those clever guys and gals at Altium…
Energy harvesting + sensor network nodes = autonomous sensor network nodes
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12/20/2012   2 comments
My friend Luiz would like to share his paper that introduces the non-specialized reader to two combined technologies: energy harvesting and sensor network nodes.
TI and University of Florida student collaborate on FRAM research
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12/19/2012   1 comment
I just heard about a rather interesting university research story that improved upon the FRAM technology used in TI’s MSP430 Wolverine platform.
Union Jack vs. Union Flag
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12/7/2012   12 comments
I'm always interested in discovering something new, and I am now embroiled in a delightful morass of "stuff."
Don’t talk to me about Windows 8!
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12/5/2012   66 comments
Arrgggh! My wife just bought a new PC loaded with the Windows 8 operating system. I tried to wrap my brain around it and now my head hurts!
Cypress to host virtual worldwide embedded design conference
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12/3/2012   Post a comment
The PSoC virtual event on December 12 and 13 will offer 24 hours of programming on new design techniques, hot applications, and expert design panels.
"Best of 2012" Aldec Webinars Available Online
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12/3/2012   Post a comment
I must admit that some of these titles look rather interesting…
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