Today we have August's first edition of "Engineering Roundtable." If you missed the announcement post, Engineering Roundtable is a new SparkFun video series featuring a triumvirate of SparkFun employees talking about the projects they hold near and dear. These three SFE electronic gurus - Chris Taylor, Joel Bartlett, and Nick Poole - will take turns explaining their build processes and the trials and tribulations of DIY electronics hacking. The feature will run the second and last Mondays of the month. Today we have a project from SparkFun Engineer Chris Taylor.
Chris is one of SparkFun's early employees and has made a name for himself in the SFE engineering department as one of the most creative engineers on staff. Chris’s electronics career started when he was 12 and built a flashlight out of a battery, a light bulb, and a bit of wire. This project ignited his interest in electronics and he set out to learn BASIC at the age of 13. After high school, he continued to pursue his passion in embedded systems and earned a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Colorado.
As a child, Chris was afraid of loud noises - a phobia he overcame after being in two very loud punk rock bands. Besides his interest in punk music, motorcycles, and the Baltic Sea, Chris is a founding member of Boulder's first hackerspace, Solid State Depot. Chris's embedded electronics strengths lay in programmable logic and assembly-level coding. A dedicated "Burner," Chris regularly attends the Burning Man festival in Nevada, an event which tests his creativity to come up with unique innovations and designs. Which segues nicely into today's project - check it out!
Vimeo version found here.
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