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And let's say I wanted to sign-up.  Where would I go???

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haha but Max are there any registration spots still open?

 

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@Max, So you're telling me the people wouldn't mind being licked!?

and, I'll try to avoid anything too labor intensive!  Take care!

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OK -- I agree -- back to work -- Happy Friday everyone -- and I very much look forward to seeing you all out there at .... wait for it ... wait for it... EE Live! 2014 LOL

@Garcia: EE Live! (2014) you say? LOL

@Papa: I've go to get back to work.

Work? WORK? Are you insane man? It's FRIDAY!!! (Happy Dance)

OK, I'm leaving the computer for about 10 minutes and then I'll be on Max's blog comments. See you there -- and of course at EELive!

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@Papa: Those pyriamids must be DELICIOUS!

The folks there look at you strangely if you lick them (the pyramids, not the people) ... just sayin'

It's been great talking to everyone but unfortunatly I've go to get back to work.  Take care and looking forward to meeting everyone in person!

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Does anyone else like the Discworld novels? I love the descriptions of Dwarf Bread (that can be used in battle if the occasion arises)

FYI -- When we finish here, there's the equivalent of another chat taking place in the comments on my recent blog about Creating Gender Neutral Engineering Prose

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I think it was "The Ruling Class". Loved it!

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@Max:  "He can;t be, we've always been Church of England!"

That's a very good one!

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I haven't, but it's now on my list of movies to watch

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Do you remember the Peter O'Tool (RIP) film where the doctor says something like "My Lord, your son is a paranoid scitsophenic" (sp?) and the Lord replies "He can;t be, we've always been Church of England!"

LOL

Those pyriamids must be DELICIOUS!

 

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@Sheepdoll: ...the pyramids of Egypt were built with beer and bread.

I think my wife uses the same bread recipe LOL

@Max: You English man, remember that we invented the Spanish Armada too, that were the first submarine float ever ;-)

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@Max, No problem and that's quite impressive! To not have a cell phone in this day and age.  I tip my hat to you sir.  Me on the other hand... I have a cell phone and simply don't return calls and such when I don't feel like it which sometimes leaves people offended.

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Max - but, nobody expects that

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@Havi: I'm trying to explain my wife that, because of the time zone differences, she shouldn't phone me while being at San Jose ;-)

If she does, we'll all talk in high-pitched voices crying "Javi, Javi, come back to us..."

@Max;  the pyramids of Egypt were built with beer and bread.

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@Javi: I'm not even sure of what my religion is

Spanish Inquisition? (Come on, you can't tell me you wren;t expecting that! :-)

@Max: I'm trying to explain my wife that, because of the time zone differences, she shouldn't phone me while being at San Jose ;-)

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@Sheepdoll: At least there is Beer.

I know Ben F didn;t really say this, but I love the sentiment that "Beer is God's way of showing that he loves us and wants us to be happy"

@Garcia haha, I'm a believer that I will be drinking beer on Sunday.

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@Papa: Fantastic!  I'm looking forward to it!

I'd give you my cell phone number, but I no longer carry one (no one ever called me with a message I wanted to hear LOL)

@Max: OK, OK... this was just a very bad joke -- I'm not even sure of what my religion is LOL

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Lecturer has mentioned the Fermi Paradox. Mathmatically there is no life outside this bubble. At least there is Beer.  (and single malt scotch.)

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@Max Fantastic!  I'm looking forward to it!

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@Javi: My religion allows me for having some beers any day of the week ;-)

I think he meant that he was arriving on Sunday LOL

@Papa: ...if there's any beer drinking on Sunday I'll be there!

I have no doubt there will be -- email me at max.maxfield@ubm.com on Sunday morning and I'll tell you what plans we made on Sat night for Sun afternoon/evening

@PapaSquat: My religion allows me for having some beers any day of the week ;-)

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@Max, if there's any beer drinking on Sunday I'll be there!

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yep, I have to run too. Looking forward to meeting everyone in person!

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All, I look forward to this! Gotta run make money. Yeah, bummer...

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well, gtg a bit early folks. Nice chatting. See you all at the Gadget Smackdown!

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@Max: Beers, cool!! I'll stay all the weekend at San Jose.

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Max, plz share the noise hack w your bay area homies
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@RichQ, @PapaSquat, @Sheepdoll: Ohhh... I'm afraid I'm going to have some fun at the airport ;-)

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I am somewhat local.

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@Max, Sunday early afternoon.  And I'm proud of you!

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I'm getting in to the Hotel on Sat afternoon (March 29th) -- Meeting up with Javi and Adam taylor for a beer or three ... anyone else who is there early is welcome to join us...

Monday eve (yes will miss first day)

 

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Max

So, when is everyone arriving in San Jose for EE Live! 2014

Late Monday night.

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I'll be there monday evening.

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@Rich: Since is is hand shaped, it might cause the scanner operator to have a heart attack

Just make sure it's not the middle finger that's sticking up!

Tuesday night. Have to present on the IoT at Interop Tuesday AM

CEO

So, when is everyone arriving in San Jose for EE Live! 2014 (Karen has got to be proud of me :-)

I put my project in checked luggage. Since is is hand shaped, it might cause the scanner operator to have a heart attack

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@Garcia You should totally tell that to the TSA folks.  They'd love it!

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It has been 10 years since I have flown.  I used to carry merry-go-round organ pipes and mechinisims, as cary on. Used a cardbord box the exact size of under seat compartment.  (Openable of course.) one time the Pilot asked me if I brought the Donuts. (which go good with Bacon and eggs.) The TSA guy said I was bringing "industrial clamps." according to his X-ray.

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@PapaSquat: "hey might wipe the board and probably your hands with a clean strip of cloth before putting it in a machine to verify there are no explosive materials present."

I just hope my pals at Geneva had not rubbed the board they sent me with any radiactive or explosive material LOL

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Papa - I think it took about ten days for me to get my 3D printing back

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@max, even the resin printers are only producing prototypes. The resin is brittle compared to a cast plastic.

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@Johnyradio: Anyone interested in music hacking, come to my Noise Hack in SF 4/19 www.noisebridge.net/NoiseHack

Oooh -- I just bounced over to that link -- I would LOVE to come to that -- but I'll be back here in Huntsville Alabama by then (sad face)

@Garcia  I've traveled with some strange electronics and rf boards in my carry-on and all that ever happens is they might want to see it, ask you what it's for, then they might wipe the board and probably your hands with a clean strip of cloth before putting it in a machine to verify there are no explosive materials present.  Then they'll happily send you on your way.

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@Caleb: I've heard that Madeira islands are a really nice place! But I've been only at the continental part of the country (Lisbon, Oporto) :-(

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Anyone interested in music hacking, come to my Noise Hack in SF 4/19 www.noisebridge.net/NoiseHack
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@Hoang: For what you are doing, I'd be tempted to a liquid resin/laser one rather than an extruded plastic one -- but they are a lot more expensive...

@garcia, I lived in Funchal Madeira for a year teaching 3d animation.

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@hhnhu1, 3d printers aren't really for mass production of parts. once you're making multiples it would make more sense to make a mold from a prototype.

 

You can spend $500 for a low end 3d printer. It will not give you production quality. Add a zero if you want production quality.

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@Caleb: Have you worked at Portugal?

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@Caleb: I taught 3d animation for a few years here in missouri and in portugal

It's amazing how many times I've heard that one! LOL

@Max: I've heard that you may find very nasty surprises if you check fragile electronic equipment :-(

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@Susan: I wish I had a $ for everytime bacon was mentioned on EE Times.

I wish I had a bacon sandwich for everty time it was mentioned

@Caleb  Since you have experience with 3D printer:  what's the price rance for a decent one? and any brand/model you recommend ? I need to start printing enclosures for my recent KickStarter project which will be my talk at 2014 Gadget Smackdown : 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/koolthings/koolthings-smartphone-new-koolapplications-for-iot

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@Caleb Check out the "Hupfeild Phololist violano" on you tube and other video sites.  It dates back to like the 1920s and is a self playing Violin piano machine, entirely pnuematic.  There is also the electric Mills Violano Virtuoso. Both play from paper rolls (Which my Gadget can read.)

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@Javi: ...do you have any advice for safely bringing a PCB board/gadget as carry-on luggage when flying to the USA

Don't bring it on as carry-on luggage would be right up there LOL

No batteries on board, Garcia. I carry demo boards and training equipment all the time,

 

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@max, I taught 3d animation for a few years here in missouri and in portugal

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RichQ i want to know about your FIR filter. Johnyradio@gmail.com
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@Caleb, I hear you, I'll get it to you as soon as I can.  But it's not the end of the world if it doesn't work out because it's the final planned enclosure of my little gadget which at best will only be demo-ed as a small mess of dev boards.

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@johnyradio, I wish I had a $ for everytime bacon was mentioned on EE Times.

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@Caleb: Remember, I was a 3d animator at one point

I didn't know that -- I agree the way that Animusic do their stuff is amazing -- I'vebeen waiting for Animusic 3 for YEARS now ...

I've a question for all of you: do you have any advice for safely bringing a PCB board/gadget as carry-on luggage when flying to the USA?? I'm not interested in annoying TSA ;-)

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@Sheepdoll: Here is a link to my gadget http://delectra.com/rolltransport

Wow -- very cool!

Animusic is fascinating. I've seen both dvds and learned all about how they scripted it. Remember, I was a 3d animator at one point

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Man, that's some cool stuff... I was looking forward to the show...but now I'm anticpating it. :)

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@papa, you better hurry, I may not even be able to print it! Every part is different and so is every printer!

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@Caleb: whoa, pipe organs can be seriously cool too.

Have you seen that "Pipe Dream" video on you tube from Animusic?

http://youtu.be/hyCIpKAIFyo

I have both their DVDs -- now this would be an AMAZING gadget to build!!!

@Caleb Wow thanks!! That's very generous of you!  I hope to finish the design this weekend and I'll shoot you the file.

 

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Is it teaser links now?  Here is a link to my gadget <http://delectra.com/rolltransport/>  it makes music from paper. 

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@Duane, thanks.  I'm hoping to finish the design this weekend which will leave a week to get it printed somewhere.  

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Re that last image - -the little white circles are mother-of-pearl "dots" -- behind each one will be a tri-color LED...

@Papa, email me caleb.kraft@ubm.com I have a printer and will be attending. I'll look at your part and see if I can print it.

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@Max: I'm helping with some of the hardware and other stuff related with CERN's White Rabbit technology. CERN guys are working in a timing & control network that beats any of the current ones, and I'm going to bring to EELive! one of the Open Hardware PCB that are under the hood

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Here's another "tempting taster "of an image from one of my Gadget Smackdown talks (which, as you may recall, are to be held at EE Live! 2014 ... may the radience of Karen Field's smile once again lighten my life):

http://www.clivemaxfield.com/area51/temp/front-panel.jpg

Thsi is a 3D view of a brass panel I'm having built -- in fact it was just cut out of 1/10-inch brass sheet with a water jet cutter and is on its way to my office as we speak

Papa - I've used one. It might be able to, but you'd probably have to pay a bit extra for expidite and fast shipping

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and even kinda steam punk

 

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A quick question for the group - I'd like to 3D print a small something for my talk but havn't been able to find a 3D printer readily available in my area.  Does anyone know if those 3D printing online services are fast enough to get it back before EE Live!?

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whoa, pipe organs can be seriously cool too.

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My gadget is a bacon generator
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We could do a crowd vote via EETimes poll after the show to see who gets a grand prize. I just have to come up with the grand prize.

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I actually work with Pipe organs. Attending a confrence at SETI.Closest I got to working with space hardware was working with the members of IteK before they retired in the mid 1990s.

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well I'm interested to know if they go gaster.

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@Javi: Isn't your Gadget Smackdown talk (at EE Live! 2014 LOL) about a gadget you worked on as part of the "do neutrinos go gaster than light" thing at CERN?

@Max: I'm trying to read all the comments, but the chat is being very intense today!!

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Rich, same reason they watch reality TV - to see how much better they are so they can feel good about themselves

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@Rich: why do you suppose folks come to these Gadget sessions? To admire our brilliance, or to laugh at our puny designs?

To gasp in awe at my Hawaiian shirts

Hi Javi (a.k.a. Garcia) -- see the comments below -- Sheepdoll works with SETI -- everyone, Javi is doing some work with CERN

So, why do you suppose folks come to these Gadget sessions? To admire our brilliance, or to laugh at our puny designs?

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Hello guys!! I'm late again...

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@Rich: ...would second prize be two copies?

Oooooh!!!!

@Susan, this is starting to sound more like a white elephant party

 

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@Max  very cute photo of you Max with the beach shirt!  next year we will hold EE LIve! conference in Hawaii

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I just listen. If there were any Aliens to talk to.  Not that they would be interested in my magnetic core memory from the late 1960s.

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@Rich: I had a full beard then

Unitl an unfortunate incident with a surgical laser...

I've got some old oscilloscopes I can give away from the the 1970s.

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Furthest I got into space was a stepper motor controller design on Voyager

CEO

That's the gift that keeps on giving.  I think it's perfect!

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@Sheepdol: I am at the SETI institure, learning about exo-planets and space telescopes.  Edge of the Universe or nothing.

WAY COOL!!!

@MAx, would second prize be two copies?

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Sheepdoll - You've got me beat. We've build something for the Hubble telescope, but talking to aliens goes a lot farther than that.

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@susan, sorry but I don't have any hardware left from those days. Best I can offer is a picture of me alongside the surgical laser system I designed in the 80's. I had a full beard then (shudder...)

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You knwo how i always say "Cool Beans" --- well check out the following image: http://www.clivemaxfield.com/area51/temp/cool-beans.jpg

I'm the one on the right

I wa sthinking of printing a couple of copies out and framing them and having these as an extra prize -- one for each Gadget Smackdown at EE Live (Karen Field asked me to keep on saying "EE Live!") ... what do you think? 

Why bother with the Sky as a limit, I am at the SETI institure, learning about exo-planets and space telescopes.  Edge of the Universe or nothing.

 

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My first engineering job was part of a team that did a T3 fiber optic repeater system. ALL was ECL. Fun stuff

 

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It was the 70's after all

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@BRADAtech, I used the ECL when I really needed the speed, like for a 10 Mbps serial-to-40-bit-parallel cable replacement for computer communications

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@Susan, sky's the limit now!

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Yes, RichQ, exactly. You read my mind.

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74LS is too easy... make it ECL

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HaileyMcK, that is a big step for us.

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@Susan, Oh, I see. You were expecting something like the 16-tap FIR filter I designed in my previous incarnation. Takes up a 6U board and made entirely of 74LS logic

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Well, if nothing else comes out of this chat, at least we made the name change discovery. power to the people!

 

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Ha ha Susan - not any more!

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yep! awesome!  I was gcmonroeiv, now I'm happy.

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Thanks Max, Looking forward to meeting you at CES...

 

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Testing if my name changed

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Oh nice. (I was only teasing you, Rich.)

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I have a tube of 68HC11s

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Hi Hoang -- I'm really looking firward to your talk

BRADAtech and gcmonroelv are having an identity crisis.

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@Susan, I started collecting them when I joined UBM, so 2012 to present.

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I have a couple of 6800 boards.  Maybe even a 68HC11 development board...

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@Brad: Hey - the name change worked!

I am flabbergasted

A couple launchpads

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I have a couple adafruit trinkets, maybe a beaglebone!

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oh cool! I need to change mine too!

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Hi Max and everybody, from Hoang

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I have a few I probably won't use as well.

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@Susan: Is there going to be Greco-Roman wrestling, too?

You're "projecting" again!!!

Oh nice, Rich. How old are they?

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Hey - the name change worked!

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I have a drawer full of development boards I can contribute as prizes.

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No prize necessary. We are all winners.

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@caleb: I've actually found it quite erratic.

Once again, you mak eme think of my wife LOL

@gc: What if my device generated loud applause.  Would I win?

Oooohhhh -- now my head hurts!!!

Maybe the winner will get a special writeup on EELife

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@susan - exercise? by engineers? dont be silly

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@RichQ, will there be sabotages? A La "Cut throat kitchen". that would be fun.

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@Rich: sausage lacks that essential "crunch"

Not the way my wife cooks it LOL

@Susan, although to be fair bacon would make a great prize

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money does not guarantee a vote.

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Is there going to be Greco-Roman wrestling, too?

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@Susan: Is the smackdown open to anyone who attends EE Live?

Attending it and listening to the talks is -- we've pretty much got all the speakers lined up -- but if someone were to email me at max.maxfield@ubm.com with a really mega-cool gadget, I'm sure we could squeeze him or her in

I'll have a paypal account publicly posted... on my shirt.

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Yes, what is the prize? Don't say bacon.

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gcmrmroeiv, cheating is allowed and bribing of the moderators is encouraged

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the prize is a nice loud applause

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Gcmonroelv---I say yes

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Max. what's the prize? I didnt know we actually came up with anything

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it isn't an instrument of precision by any means. I've actually found it quite erratic.

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What if my device generated loud applause.  Would I win?

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You all need to get your act together!

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Duane, sausage lacks that essential "crunch"

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@Susan: How does the smackdown work? Is someone judging it?

Calab has built an applause-o-meter -- at the end we will review each project and measure the appluase -- the winner of each smackdown gets a prize

@Max, now there's a thought.

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Oh of course! The applause-o-meter. LOL

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whoa whoa... the applause-o-meter will suppliment the judging

 

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You know, bacon gets all the glory. What about sausage? It's tasty too.

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Is the smackdown open to anyone who attends EE Live?

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Susan, judging will be via applause-o-meter

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Tie die and != steam punk.

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@Rich: I still have my Allied lab coat from a few years ago.

There's still time to Tie Die it...

How does the smackdown work? Is someone judging it?

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@A0: Somebody mention BACON?

Bacon Bacon Bacon .... I WANT BACON!!!

I love steampunk when done with purpose. real brass, no gears that do nothing.

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@Hailey: Next year, I think we need to do tie die as the shirt of choice

I have nothing against tie die, but I can't imagine starting the day without picking a "Hawaiian shirt du jour"

I still have my Allied lab coat from a few years ago. Will probably wear that. No style. Sigh

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I grew up with tie die. I wore a lot of tie die in highschool.

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@Sheepdoll...I could totally get behind Steampunk.

 

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@Caleb...have you tried tie die? Or is this a prejudice without data?

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@Caleb: I need to pack a couple for EELIVE

A couple??? I have an entire suitcase of them ready to rock and roll

I favor Steampunk victorian attire myself. 

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if you upload a picture to imgur.com you can post a link. I'm making you wait till EELIVE myself!

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I've got an Ardunio compatible sensor board & robot board and then a Microchip PIC powered 3D printed mini-robot to show

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well, they shoulnd't SHOUT IT anyway

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@Susan: Is it possible to post some pictures of your projects here?

Maybe we should make you wait for EE Live!

Somebody mention BACON?

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Susan, I dont think we can post pictures in the chat. Only links

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as much of a hippie as I can be, I don't wear tie die

 

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Pictures? You have to come to the smakdown to see what we have planned.

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Everyone -- Duane and I have a Kickstarter project that's poised to launch -- we've created the page and we're now just waiting for the Green Light from Kickstarter... this is one of the gadgets I'll be talking about at the Gadget Smackdowns at EE Live!Q 2014

It should be fun. Max did a terriffic job of pulling together a big collection of people on short notice. I wonder if bacon bribery was involved (and why wasn't I offered any)?

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Over at the DN side of UBM, where I do webinars, I use new company acronym BRADA. Blue Ridge Advanced Design and Automation. Try writing all that on the small space on a form.

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Next year, I think we need to do tie die as the shirt of choice

 

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oooh, I forgot about the hawaiian shirts

I need to pack a couple for EELIVE

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Is it possible to post some pictures of your projects here?

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@TADa) (can dwe call you A0 for short?): So, Max - Hawaiian SHirt Friday?

Every day is Hawaiian shirt day for me :-)

No need to feel embarassed!  You'll understand when you see mine :)

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Well, that was 11 years ago (!!)

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Max

of shoudl we call you "Father of the Elves"?

Isn't hard enough to type antedeluvian each time?

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Hi HaileyMcK -- Hi Sheepdoll -- Hi Susan -- Hi gnmonroeiv -- hi Caleb -- Hi Rich

I feel a bit embarassed about presenting my message hand again. I hate repeats, but I haven't the time to create anything new.

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Hi Antedeluvian -- of shoudl we call you "Father of the Elves"?

@TADA0: How the heck did I get TADA0 as a monniker? I need to update my acct

Sad to say, that's the one thing you cannot change (it does say "pick a screen name carefully because you won;t be able to change it")

Woo HOO for the weekend!

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Hello Everyone -- HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

@TADA0, what do you want to be called? We'll start the trend. :)

 

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So, Max - Hawaiian SHirt Friday?

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Hi Max and friends, and lurkers

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Good Morning, Max.

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Big group of lurkers this morning.

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How the heck did I get TADA0 as a monniker? I need to update my acct

 

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Not by much- Hi MAx

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Not for us lurkers

 

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Our next live online chat will commence on Friday 21 March 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (1:00 p.m. Eastern Time). You'll have to work out your local time from these clues (you can always use this handy-dandy Time Zone Converter).

Your host will be Max Maxfield, and the topic of conversation will be the gadgets that are to be presented at the three Gadget Smackdown sessions at the forthcoming EE Live! 2014 Conference and Exhibition.



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