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Miniature Arduinos with Ken Burns from TinyCircuits

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This week Michael sits down with electrical engineer and entrepreneur Ken Burns. Ken is the founder of TinyCircuits, a company that designs and builds tiny open source electronics for makers and hobbyists.

Ken talks about the inspiration behind his invention, ‘TinyDuino’ ,an Arduino compatible board that’s less than the size of a quarter (3:50), why he chose to manufacture all his own electronics in-house (10:35), and how he came up with the idea for ‘Tiny Arcade’, a miniature Arduino that you can play games on (25:35).


  1. Avatar rabby rehabeam hamutenya on October 27, 2017 at 9:49 am

    anyone to help me with this….You are entrusted to develop an application that simulates a Two Tone Ambulance Siren, using Arduino platform.
    The two tones of an ambulance siren are at 256 Hz (middle C note) and 384 Hz (G note).
    Each tone must sound for approximately 1 second with a brief quite pause of approximately 5 msec between the tones. The tones must alternate continuously.

  2. […] can check out the TinyArcade at TinyCircuits. If you really dig this product, check out our podcast where Michael sits down with the founder of TinyCircuits, Ken Burns. Among various topics, Ken […]

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