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There are some great blogs out there for programmers (Joel on Software, Paul Graham's Essays, etc.). I would love to know about any similar quality content for electronics. Do you have any great blogs or podcasts you love?

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    \$\begingroup\$ dupe? electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/4521/… \$\endgroup\$ – endolith Oct 12 '10 at 6:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Endolith - Comments to that question now point out why it's not a dupe, and in any case, this question was started several months before the linked one. There's rarely a need to link dupes on both posts, just vote-to-close the newer post as a dupe of the older one. There are cases when the older question should be closed to leave the newer one, but those should be brought to Meta. \$\endgroup\$ – Kevin Vermeer Jul 1 '11 at 19:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ Also, you found this dupe this long after it left the front page. Close votes expire, so if you want to clean up older stuff, flag it or bring it to Meta. \$\endgroup\$ – Kevin Vermeer Jul 1 '11 at 19:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Kevin: Linked questions show up in the Linked section on the right, regardless, so it could be helpful to include it since they're related. \$\endgroup\$ – endolith Jul 1 '11 at 22:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ @endolith - Sure! It's definitely helpful. I was just trying to understand your reason for posting "dupe?" instead of "Related:" \$\endgroup\$ – Kevin Vermeer Jul 5 '11 at 12:55

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Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast(eevblog)

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    \$\begingroup\$ ok I must break it to his fan base but my 6 year old neighbor girl could act much better than him. He seems so he is amazed by...I dont know...he is alive or whatever. But I could never take that guy seriously. Granted his material may be good (I would never know as he is unbearable) but hell he IS UNBEARABLE. \$\endgroup\$ – Rick_2047 Apr 24 '10 at 5:30
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    \$\begingroup\$ Dave is just enthusiastic, he loves electronics design at work and at home... and it comes through in his videos. I enjoy listening to them in the background whilst doing something else. \$\endgroup\$ – user1307 Jul 9 '10 at 17:12
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    \$\begingroup\$ ok there is a difference between enthusiasm and plain old over acting. And his way of making the videos would put over actors to shame. \$\endgroup\$ – Rick_2047 Jul 10 '10 at 12:47
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    \$\begingroup\$ Absolutely, but at the end of the day Dave's an EE, not an actor. :) \$\endgroup\$ – user1307 Jul 12 '10 at 8:01
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    \$\begingroup\$ Dave and I started a radio show together. We'll have a name for it soon! chrisgammell.com/2010/08/02/… \$\endgroup\$ – Chris Gammell Aug 3 '10 at 17:27
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Chris Gammell's Analog Life

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http://www.hackaday.com

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I'm surprised that nobody mentioned The Fat Man and Circuit Girl: http://www.fatmanandcircuitgirl.com/

I'd say it's more along the lines of Joel on Software, where they're really sharing a lot of information on things they've tried and how it's worked out, but the community goes above and beyond. It's a very entertaining and educational group.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Doesn't seem to work anymore? Just a landing page now... \$\endgroup\$ – John Bubriski Jul 15 '11 at 15:06
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http://www.soldersmoke.com/

A lovely little ham radio podcast that I've been listening to for years. I'm not a ham radio guy at all, so there's plenty of interest to the general technologist here.

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There are lots of blogs that people use to talk about their own projects. They may not be "general education" but you wil certainly learn something. Some of my favorites:

This one is more engineering oriented - http://www.eevblog.com/

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I'm enjoying The Amp Hour Podcast

http://www.theamphour.com/

From Dave Jones (EEVBlog) and Chris Gammell

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    \$\begingroup\$ listening to it now - it's great! Love the banter, it's especially funny when Dave tries to get Chris to say solder properly! [sorry Dave - "soder" is definitely wrong :)] Dave's random swearing and outbursts are a refreshing change to the usual grey drabness found in tech land \$\endgroup\$ – Jim Aug 19 '10 at 19:14
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http://electricio.us/

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Jack Ganssle's column on embedded.com - and indeed, embedded.com itself.

Also, the collection of articles on his website.

Admittedly these are mostly (though not entirely) software-oriented - but specifically embedded software.

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Very inspiring:

Make:Blog

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Although rather infrequent Adafruit Industries - Citizen Engineer

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http://tinkerlog.com

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Fireflies! Wow! I think I'm going to need a large number of chips and an equal number of ping-pong balls. (If you don't know what I'm talking about follow the link and look at the videos of synchronising 64 Fireflies) \$\endgroup\$ – Amos Dec 10 '09 at 20:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yeah, some kind lately soldered up 64 of them. Don't know if he is already finished ;) \$\endgroup\$ – Interactive Matter Dec 12 '09 at 14:27
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Keith's Electronics Blog

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Flying Flux

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Not specifically electronics but plenty of projects:

Instructables

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http://www.hackedgadgets.com

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I feel a little self-serving by adding this one, but I write it and I do try to mostly put in useful information without too much commercial type content. http://blog.screamingcircuits.com. It's predominantly about how to avoid common design and layout things that trip a lot of people up when they get to the point of building a board.

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[self-promotion] http://tronixstuff.wordpress.com

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Very good blog! Congratulations! One up vote. \$\endgroup\$ – Daniel Grillo Jul 29 '10 at 20:52
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Eric Archer's Site especially the Devices section.

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If you've ever wanted to build your own Synth:

Music From Outer Space

Check out the Virtual Breadboard Designer under the Electronic Bubblegum section if nothing else.

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I have a new Blog, www.mendingthings.com not a lot of content yet but I will keep adding. Someone has already mentioned HackADay. That is a great blog.

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I have collected many blogs about electronics over the three years and I have made an aggregated list of RSS feeds available through Google Reader. Most of the blogs in this list are already mentioned here here but you might encounter some less familiar ones. I have also linked this feed to a twitter account.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Brilliant, thanks for this, I've just Bookmarked it. \$\endgroup\$ – Amos Jan 24 '10 at 20:22
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Lattice Semiconductor (an FPGA company) has this blog.

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This one on reconfigurable computing in FPGAs.

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Here in Brazil we have the Newton C. Braga Blog: http://www.newtoncbraga.com.br/

There are lots of articles and tutorials.

It's in portuguese, but you can try translate it.

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Evil Mad Scientist Laboratory

Projects, electronics or otherwise. All very sciency.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ recipes are good too, plum chutney... \$\endgroup\$ – user1307 Jul 12 '10 at 7:59
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The site www.newtoncbraga.com.br has a lot of circuits in portuguese, but with the Language Tool box it can be translated into english (or other languages). Try it.

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The Ben Heck show has turned out to be a really great show about hacking electronics. He digs into existing electronics and mods them for different purposes.

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Here's a very nice electronics blog: http://blog.tkjelectronics.dk/

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