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Member Since: June 17, 2009

Country: United States

  • These last two Enginursdays have been great! These topics are a little more on the advanced side, but they are good introductions on how to handle timing issues. These days I default to using a RTOS whenever I’m dealing with multiple events. My ‘simple’ programs always seem to grow and it’s easier to start with an RTOS then to try to manage multiple threads manually.

  • Nice video: I’m always weirdly excited when Friday has a classic new product post.

    I noticed that the video said that 6-DOF was accelerometer + magnetometer, but the product page shows it as a accelerometer + gyro. I think it is pretty standard that the 6-DOF vs. 9-DOF is the addition of the magnetometer.

  • Nice video. Explaining analog filters in 15 minutes does not sound like an easy task! I learned them in school, but I didn’t really ‘get it’ until I worked with some real world examples.

    My vote would be to set up a couple real circuits and test equipment and show what you can do with a simple RC or Sallen Key. You seem to have a love for audio, so maybe an example showing how to remove 60 Hz hum or removing digital noise from a sensor output. I would get more value out of seeing those filters in action and understanding your component choices instead of going over the equations to configure a Bessel or Chebyshev roll-off.

    DSP would be cool too, but if you can explain DSP in 15 minutes, then you should be nominated for some sort of award!

  • The mixer circuit you describe (@3:30) looks like an adder (summing) circuit to me. If the input to the opamp is a virtual ground, then a 1V input signal will cause 100uA through each 10K resistor. The output will need to go to -3V to pull 300uA through the feedback resistor to compensate. Is there something that I’m missing?

    As always, awesome video. Your projects inspire me to start hacking stuff together every month. I can’t wait to see some LEDs on that guitar!

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