EEVblog #62 – The Drivetime ExperimentPosted on February 17th, 2010 74 comments
Warning, no electronics content, just a 30 minute filler experiment of Dave ranting about the blog.
Great show as always but with regard to your sound. I would recommend a phantom powered lavalier microphone, you can get battery-powered versions but it
quite interesting, ok for the occasional blog, to be honest I’d prefer to see where your going instead of out the side window.
Nice if the camera looked out the front !
Enjoyed the driving video blog –
( sometimes watching the background out the window, sometimes switching to other tasks,
and just listening to “Dave Radio” )
Perhaps if you do it again in a few months
you could have the camera “behind” you – and
you could use the rear-view mirror to make eye contact with the camera.
Another thought –
you could do 5 minutes of catch-up blog
while driving each way – each day – and put
together them together once a week.
Either way – drive carefully.
Interesting experiment, I liked it. If you have time, please take a look at http://www.llewtube.com/ There Robert Llewellyn does something like this. In one of the episodes he speaks about this format, camera setup, etc.
Catch up on interesting mail. IE make this the mail bag segment. Try and use common questions then you can refer back to them as a verbal faq.
The part about upcoming segments was well taken. You do stream of consciousness very nicely. Sound like we do at work chatting amongst our engineering group but as you point out you talk to yourself better than most.
Remember that Design Engineering, Embedded.com, EETimes, Electronic Design, Circuit Cellar, Nuts and Volts have not an inconsiderable paid circulation so why not get 10% of that number?
Suggestions for upcoming episodes are obviously what you care about, obviously one will be PCB cad systems for both the normal electronic engineer, the PCB hack, and the beginner.
Now I unfortunately have the skill set to take a perfectly good hobby and build many DIY projects and too many engineering projects.
Another segment might be how to avoid having your job offshored to not only from 1st world countries but from Japan and South Korea to the lowest wage country.
Anyone else recognise the area he was driving through?
He drove past my house…
Hey, what happened to the video? It’s goneski!
I hope this reach you well. I’m trying to watch this episode but YouTube keeps showing the msg “this video is private”
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