The Amp Hour interviews Ian about Dangerous Prototypes

in interviews by DP | 7 comments

Yesterday Ian talked with Chris and Dave on The Amp Hour podcast. Hear about how Dangerous Prototypes got started in the open source hardware, the Bus Pirate, and Sick of Beige cases and standard PCBs. We also discuss how our fulfillment with Seeed Studio functions, and the process of developing a project from idea to production. Open 7400 competition was mentioned, as well as the idea of hosting an open lab tool contest next year.

Go and listen to the latest show.

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  1. Roeland Kindt says:

    Nice interview especially Ian being a socially Awkward penguin xD

  2. ewertz says:

    Huh, I had no idea iAn (not to be confused with a future Apple product of the same name) had anything to do with TinyOS. I was just looking at that yesterday…!

    • Ian says:

      It may be wonderful now and highly polished, but the equipment I was dealing with was really poor. Now there are dozens of mote hardware designs, most open, and they seem much more robust. Especially an MSP430+CC1100 (or later) radio combo, super low power stuff.

  3. Really great interview! Always great to to here people talk about what they are working on.

  4. Markus Gritsch says:

    Just finished listening, really enjoyed it. I like your honest and humble nature. Did you finnish your dissertation or stopped working on it to do more interesting stuff?

    • Ian says:

      That particular dissertation project bombed terrifically for technical reasons, and my inability to articulate a contribution to knowledge that made anyone (including me) happy. It was cool tech though!

  5. bearmos says:

    …Finally had a chance to sit down and listen to this – great show! I didn’t realize the open motes and tinyos was your intro into real-world electronics – ouch!

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