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In this episode, Dr. Peter Dalmaris talks with Alain Pannetrat.
Alain is the founder of OMZLO, a company that designs, manufactures and sells open-source hardware with a focus on wired IoT.
Alain also works as a product manager and researcher for the Cloud Security Alliance.
He previously worked as an IT expert for the French data protection authority (CNIL) and as a smartcard security consultant in the banking industry.
He holds a Ph.D. in applied cryptography but discovered a passion for electronics the day he bought his first Arduino UNO.
In my conversation with Alain Pannetrat, we discuss NoCAN, a platform that uses CAN bus to network dozens of Arduino nodes with a single wire.
NoCAN is a technology that is very interesting on its own, and I’ve spent a big bunch of the interview discussing it with Alain.
But apart from the technology, I was very interested in Alain’s experience in setting up a business around NoCAN, and running two Kickstarter campaigns.
When it comes to electronics and manufacturing, Alain is totally self-taught.
I am sure you will enjoy this conversation.
This is Tech Explorations Podcast episode 3 part 1.
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- [0:00:00] Introducing Alain Pannetrat
- [0:03:04] Alain talks about his background, his company Omzlo, and his product NoCAN, a wired IoT Platform for makers
- [0:07:29] Alain’s introduction to hardware such as the Arduino and the Raspberry Pi
- [0:11:36] Omzlo home page
- [0:14:28] Connecting Arduino-compatible nodes through CAN-bus
- [0:19:34] An example application to begin with for someone who’s learning to use NoCAN
- [0:23:14] Wireless vs wired, advantages and disadvantages