[OH Updates] Tools for Open Source Hardware

Michael Shiloh michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 12:46:11 PDT 2011


Thanks for the answers.

So to summarize, Open Source Hardware allows you to exceed the speed of 
light?

:-)

Michael

On 09/28/2011 12:02 PM, Javier Serrano wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-09-28 at 10:09 -0700, Michael Shiloh wrote:
>> Changing topics:
>>
>> 1) I respectfully agree with you that tools are vital to OSHW. I often
>> suggest to programmers or those with time but no/little money who want
>> to help support Open Source Hardware that working on tools is a great
>> way to help. Is there already or will you set up a mailing list for the
>> Kicad progress? I'd love to be involved.
>
> There is a mailing list and a wiki page. More info here:
> http://www.ohwr.org/projects/ohr-meta/wiki/Foss-pcb
>
>> 2) Severely off topic, but we're all geeks here and I suspect the
>> diversion will be welcome to some: I know there is a ton of information
>> on the CERN website but can you tell us in a sentance or two what's new
>> in chasing neutrinos these days?
>
> I lead (well I try to) a team of hardware designers specializing in
> (among other things) synchronization of distributed systems. We designed
> a system inspired by the way national metrology labs manufacture UTC,
> using high-precision GPS receivers and atomic clocks. This system
> allowed the measurement of neutrino speed to unprecedented levels of
> accuracy. The neutrino beam is shot from CERN through 732 km of Earth
> crust in a straight line all the way to Gran Sasso National Lab in
> Italy. The geodesy people measured the distance very precisely. We
> measured the time very precisely. The physicists made a very good
> analysis leading to a good evaluation of neutrino speed, but it turned
> out to be bigger than a very sacred number of Physics. So we are all
> very stressed :)
> More info:
> http://press.web.cern.ch/press/PressReleases/Releases2011/PR19.11E.html
> http://arxiv.org/abs/1109.4897
> http://www.ohwr.org/projects/cngs-time-transfer
>
>
> Sorry for the OT. Back to OSHW now!
> Cheers,
>
> Javier
>
>


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