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Programming Electronics Academy Podcast

The Programming Electronics Academy Podcast is a show featuring programmers, hobbyists, and other influencers, who are realizing their creative vision using Arduino. In each episode our host and guests of the show will talk about their creative projects and prototypes, how they managed build them, and what listeners can do to get out there and make their own projects using Arduino.

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EP 003 In the Classroom with Jack Gupton

This week Michael sits down with public school teacher Jack Gupton to talk about the successes and challenges he’s had teaching electronics and programming to his students with Arduino. The two discuss how he introduced his 8th graders to the basic concepts on programming (3:50), how ‘Maker Challenges’ have worked to motivate his students (8:00), adopting less tradition forms of instruction (12:35), and the advice he would give to other teachers looking to bring Arduino into the classroom (18:40). Interested in learning Arduino?  Buy access to all our training now - for just 19USD per month with a 30 day satisfaction or your money back "No Hassle" guarantee! https://bit.ly/3xllpId

26mins

13 Feb 2017

Rank #1

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EP 004 Fingerprint Readers and Remote Igniters with Noah Del Coro

This week Michael sits down with engineering student Noah Del Coro to talk about a couple of interesting projects that he’s been able to build using Arduino. The two talk about the influence of ‘Instructables’ on young electronics enthusiasts (4:10), the value of joining his high school’s ‘FIRST’ team (5:45), and then get into the projects that Noah has created with Arduino, including his ‘Fingerprint Scanning Garage Door Opener’ (9:00), and a ‘Wireless Fireworks Igniter’ (14:50). Interested in learning Arduino?  Buy access to all our training now - for just 19USD per month with a 30 day satisfaction or your money back "No Hassle" guarantee! https://bit.ly/3xllpId

21mins

27 Feb 2017

Rank #2

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EP 012 Desktop Robot Arms with Gabe Bentz

This week Michael sits down with Gabe Bentz, founder and Chief Engineer at Slant Concepts. Slant recently concluded a successful Kickstarter campaign for their latest invention ‘LittleArm’, a 3D printed desktop robot arm. Gabe talks about how LittleArm was born out of weekend garage project (4:10), how the subsequent Kickstarter campaign blew away their wildest expectations (9:40), and why the next step is to make the ‘LittleArm’ not so little (16:00). Interested in learning Arduino?  Buy access to all our training now - for just 19USD per month with a 30 day satisfaction or your money back "No Hassle" guarantee! https://bit.ly/3xllpId

26mins

19 Jun 2017

Rank #3

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EP 006 Programmable Guitar Pedals with Electrosmash

This week Michael sits down with Ray from Electrosmash to talk about his invention ‘The pedalSHIELD UNO’, a programmable guitar pedal that works with the Arduino UNO. The two discuss how Ray was able to blend his love of programming and music (2:15), how Electrosmash users can program unique guitar tones using their open source hardware (5:35), and how he’s striving to make his products accessible for users of all experience levels (13:00). Interested in learning Arduino?  Buy access to all our training now - for just 19USD per month with a 30 day satisfaction or your money back "No Hassle" guarantee! https://bit.ly/3xllpId

26mins

27 Mar 2017

Rank #4

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EP 017 Arduino Lie Detectors with Dante Roumega

This week Michael has a chance to chat with Dante Roumega who designed and built his very own Arduino Lie Detector. Dante explains how he came up with such a unique concept (4:25), how his initial product actually made people cry (7:00), and what iterations he has planned for the next version...it may or may not involve electric shocks (11:25). Check out Dante’s Lie Detector in action here. Interested in learning Arduino?  Buy access to all our training now - for just 19USD per month with a 30 day satisfaction or your money back "No Hassle" guarantee! https://bit.ly/3xllpId

23mins

28 Aug 2017

Rank #5

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EP 005 Spinphony with Nick Polito

This week Michael sits down with mechanical engineer Nick Polito to talk about his innovative new Arduino installation, ‘Spinphony’. The two discuss how Spinphony was created as part of Google’s ‘Made With Code’ initiative (3:35), how Nick was able to create a musical bicycle using Arduino and ‘Ableton Live’ (5:20), and how he and his teammates were able to put the project together in three weeks, despite their limited coding experience (11:05). Interested in learning Arduino?  Buy access to all our training now - for just 19USD per month with a 30 day satisfaction or your money back "No Hassle" guarantee! https://bit.ly/3xllpId

19mins

13 Mar 2017

Rank #6

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EP 010 High Speed Camera Rigs with Ted Kinsman

This week, Michael sits down with Ted Kinsman. Ted is an assistant professor of photographic technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and has recently been doing some amazing projects combining photography with Arduino. Ted talks about how his interest in time lapse photography lead him to Arduino (2:10), how he’s been able to capture incredible images (like a water droplet impact) using an Arduino powered camera rig 6:00), and how his was inspired to create a printer that uses only drops of coffee (9:40). You can check out more of Ted’s work here. Interested in learning Arduino?  Buy access to all our training now - for just 19USD per month with a 30 day satisfaction or your money back "No Hassle" guarantee! https://bit.ly/3xllpId

30mins

21 May 2017

Rank #7

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EP 013 Eco-Monitoring Bird Feeders with Greg and Phillip Voronin

This week Michael has the pleasure to sit down with a father and son duo, Greg and Phillip Voronin, who recently took home first prize in a hackster.io sponsored Arduino competition for their Eco-monitoring Bird Feeder.  Greg and Phillip talk about the inspiration for the project (2:10), how they combined Arduino and Intel Edison (8:00), and why it was so important for them to share their learnings and code with the larger electronics community (18:45). Interested in learning Arduino?  Buy access to all our training now - for just 19USD per month with a 30 day satisfaction or your money back "No Hassle" guarantee! https://bit.ly/3xllpId

35mins

3 Jul 2017

Rank #8

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EP 016 FizViz with Trent Shumay

This week Michael calls up Trent Shumay, founder of Finger Food Studios, to talk about their latest invention FizViz, a large scale physical visualization for your stats. Trent talks about how his company was born out of wanting to combine the physical and digital worlds (3:10), how FizViz creates makes it easy, and fun, to track your analytics (12:40), and what additions they’re thinking up for version 2.0 (25:00). You can see FizViz in action here Interested in learning Arduino?  Buy access to all our training now - for just 19USD per month with a 30 day satisfaction or your money back "No Hassle" guarantee! https://bit.ly/3xllpId

31mins

14 Aug 2017

Rank #9

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EP 015 A Wearable Compass with Jelle Reith

This week Michael has a chance to sit down with Jelle Reith who has created an amazing project called ‘Compass’, an Arduino powered wearable used for navigation. Jelle talks about where the inspiration for ‘Compass’ came from (4:00), breaks down how this unique product functions (6:50), and explains how he’s planning to apply ‘Compasses’ technology to future projects (16:00). You can see Compass in action here. Interested in learning Arduino?  Buy access to all our training now - for just 19USD per month with a 30 day satisfaction or your money back "No Hassle" guarantee! https://bit.ly/3xllpId

24mins

30 Jul 2017

Rank #10