The Teardown Sessions

Conversations with people who make open source hardware

May 07, 2021

Teardown Session 2: Chip shortages & supply chain issues with Piotr Esden

by Crowd Supply

The chip shortage and supply chain issues are affecting engineers, makers and hackers all over the world. In this episode of the Teardown Sessions, Piotr Esden from 1BitSquared and Helen Leigh from Crowd Supply talk about how how we got here, what’s likely to happen next and what we can do about it.

Why can’t we get our hands on that sweet silicon? Can we blame the automotive industry, bitcoin miners and/or component hoarders?

Piotr Esden is the founder of 1BitSquared, an embedded hardware and tool development and manufacturing company that creates hardware focused on promoting and supporting open source projects.

1BitSquared is behind the Glasgow board, a highly capable and extremely flexible open source multitool for digital electronics, and the ICEbreaker40, the first open source iCE40 FPGA development board designed for teachers and students.

Find Piotr on Twitter @esden and find more information about the Glasgow and the ICEBreaker40 here: https://www.crowdsupply.com/1bitsquared


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