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Star Simpson on Learning Circuits, Designing PCBs, and Upcoming Forrest Mims Projects @radar @starsandrobots

This is a fun podcast with Star Simpson, whom you might recognize from this recent Ask An Engineer episode. Topics include Simpson’s original inspiration for learning electronics, Boldport, her work on an upcoming project bringing Forrest Mims designs to PCBs, and much, much more.

In this episode of the Hardware Podcast, David Cranor and I talk with Star Simpson, a designer, engineer, and manufacturer who works on every aspect of hardware. She’s a great example of a full-stack hardware creator, capable of moving between electrical engineering, software engineering, and design.

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