John So, this is a first for me, should we start with those questions in the sheet?
Shayna Yep, we'll get started with the questions in about ten minutes, @John
Shayna Usually we'll get a few more coming up during the discussion, but unless they're a pretty quick one-liner answer we generally try to save them for after the question sheet is completed.
Sophi Kravitz hi everyone!
kk.bedead @John well could you give us some field overview first?
Shayna And if you're able to stay longer, the open discussion after is usually pretty fun. :)
Sophi Kravitz @John what time is it there?
Shayna Yes, and if you'd like to introduce yourself in the meantime @John, that would be terrific
Shayna Here's the question sheet once again, for folks who just joined in: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12pdRwse7w_fa37hgPZezdCcVQ2WvNw--9SwoBAAFy-M/edit?usp=sharing
kristina panos Hi everyone
Mike Szczys Hi @kristina panos
Zalán Meggyesi Hi!
kristina panos :)
Audi McAvoy Hello everyone
John Ah sorry, closed the chat for a couple of minutes
John Alright it's now 9pm in Rotterdam
John (where I'm based)
kk.bedead is there any kind of command interface available here? #help
John As a background, I'm one of two founders of a R&D company (TWTG) based here.
John You might know us from the Things Network (LoRa WAN) hardware
Andrey is the chat getting recorded?
Jordan Bunker I'll be posting a transcript of the chat afterward :)
Zalán Meggyesi oh cool!
Zalán Meggyesi thanks in advance!
Sophi Kravitz hi @kristina panos !!
John As a company focusing on embedded connected hardware we are working with different forms of Energy harvesting
John We definitely don't know everything, but will try to share some experiences
John insights etc that we gatherd
kristina panos Hi @Sophi Kravitz !_!
John So i guess that's it in short,
John are we ready to start this madness?
Shayna Ready to start with the questions, @John ?
John Yes sure
John Should we start with the sheet?
kk.bedead give us some overview of existing methods pls
Shayna First question is from @Charlie Lindahl : "What reference(s) do you recommend? I would like your opinion on two:
John I think both are usefull
John read them earlier, great to get to know what's happening in the area
John (we prefer hackaday ofcourse)
John Next question I liked
Shayna Here's @Charlie Lindahl again: "Similar queston: have you looked at the RuuviHarvester platform yet? (see GITHUB archive at https://github.com/ruuvi/harvester). "
John We love the opensource Ruuvi platform
John It's a nice platform to start thinkering,
Todd Pollman Thinkering is what I do before tinkering.
Shayna Next up from @zakqwy : "Any recommendations for [economically] measuring the extremely low currents present while developing energy harvesting devices?"
John Let me combine this with the next question
Shayna That would be from @Josh Cole : "Do energy harvesting devices require special software/firmware that can withstand the volatile amounts of voltage that may or may not be available?"
John Sorry meant the one after that
Shayna From @Shantam Raj : "What are some good practices in ultra low power design that implement energy harvesting so that the leakages at various points in the circuit is minimum?"
John In a ultra low power solution it's good practice to switch off a lot of subsystems with...
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