This week I am honored to be not just a guest, but a guest host of The Amp Hour, an “off-the-cuff radio show for electronics enthusiasts and professionals.”
The Amp Hour is usually hosted by Chris Gammell of Chris Gammell’s Analog Life and Dave Jones of the EEVblog. Dave is out sick this week, so Chris invited me to come on the show and talk about EE trade magazines, getting kids interested in studying science and technology, the Arduino Uno, and the book I am writing with hardware hacker Mitch Altman.
Hack a Day posted yesterday that a guy named Ross turned his 50MHz Rigol DS1052E into a 100MHz capable instrument by removing part of a lowpass filter on the analog inputs.
I think it remains to be seen whether there are any other mods required to make this work like a real DS1102E (ie. does the 1052E firmware limit the minimum horizontal timescale?) but this is hardware hacking at its finest!
David L. Jones, maker of, among many other things, the awesome uWatch, is producing a really cool Electrical Engineering-themed video blog/podcast called ‘EEVblog‘. I don’t why it took me this long to realize what an informative and hilarious video podcast this is, but a couple recent episodes really sucked me in. I am now a huge fan.