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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 2.
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- [0:00:37] NoCAN Kickstarter campaign
- [0:01:59] Important design feature of NoCAN: Every node has two microcontrollers
- [0:05:40] Alain talks about his experiences and challenges with assembling, testing, manufacturing and budgeting during his kickstarter campaign
- [0:16:23] Alain’s future plans for NoCAN
- [0:18:32] Alain’s advice to our listeners