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Growing Out of UNO

Posted by chriswhite Apr 28, 2015
Posted by Elecia White.   On last week’s show, Chris and I talked some about some new processors we are using so it was interesting to get listener email asking why we use different processors. The listener (who requested anonymity) said:   I'm trying to grok what would make me want to switch off Arduino (besides perhaps the parents fighting... ignoring that, just looking technically).   In case you wondered about the “parents fighting” comment, the two teams t ...
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Formalized Synesthesia

Posted by chriswhite Apr 20, 2015
Posted by Elecia White. Humans are fantastic model makers. I don’t mean those painstaking models where you cut and join until the results look like the box (though Chris did a great job on the metal Falcon). I mean the mental models we make for how things around us will occur. Experience tells me that if I throw a ball up, it will come down. On the other hand, my mental model of mechanics tells me that if I could throw the ball five miles per second, it would go into orbit around t ...
A few weeks back we had Dennis Jackson on the show (Episode 94), ostensibly to talk about UAV development. While we did cover the drone topic and speculate about the future of hovering self-guided robots, we eventually drifted into another topic, one that has come up previously under different names. Dennis called it “simple code”, Chris Svec called it “empathy driven development”, and Jack Ganssle talked with us about “being a grown up engineer.”   I am ...
Last week, in a mashup of Embedded.fm episodes 95 and 26, I started talking about Device Internationalization, introducing the terminology and describing the path to get from English-only to European language support. This week, I want to dive deeper into the technical challenges associated with supporting Asian languages.   As noted in Ken Lunde’s comprehensive CJKV Information Processing, CJKV stands for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese. CJK are languages that have extensi ...