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trevor

Member Since: December 4, 2006

Country: United States

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Bio

Trevor is originally from Harbor Springs, Michigan, with four years of his childhood spent in Jos, Nigeria. He lived and worked in the Twin Cities, Minnesota before being hired by SparkFun Electronics in 2006.

Role

Chief Operating Officer

Organizations

SparkFun Electronics

Spoken Languages

English, some Hausa, and just enough Mandarin Chinese to take a taxi from Dongguan City to Shenzhen

Programming Languages

BASIC, Fortran, 6502/6510 Assembly, Pascal

Universities

Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI) Music Tech (Minneapolis, MN)

Expertise

Beer

Interests

Beer

Websites

www.sparkfun.com

Same Day Shipping!

There’s something really exciting (at least to geeks like me) about placing an order with SparkFun. It’s a promise of things to come, of the coming implementation of some idea, of possibility. But I’m lucky, in that I can enter an order into our website, then walk over to Shipping…

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  • News - SXSW Create 2014 | about a month ago

    Chelsea the Destroyer wrote:

    *footage not found

    Pix or it didn’t happen!

  • News - Enginursday: Adventures i… | about 2 months ago

    ‘Wide’ means ‘high’ in this case. So a strip 12" or 24" high across the back of the bench.

  • News - Enginursday: DIY Biometri… | about 2 months ago

    Hah! Personally, I’d get more use out of DIY fast travel.

  • News - According to Pete: Curren… | about 4 months ago

    “Did you have any gray in your beard when we first started doing this?”

    Yup, he did. Here’s the first According to Pete from April 2011, and there are a couple of subtle streaks of gray already visible.

  • News - November Caption Contest | about 5 months ago

    2001: A Space Odyssey. Chapter 1: The Dawn of Man

  • News - Caption Contest Winner! | about 6 months ago

    Listen, in order to maintain air-speed velocity, a sparrow needs to beat its wings 43 times every second, right?

  • News - Free Shipping! | about 6 months ago

    The redshirt? Yes, that’s Nate.

  • News - October Caption Contest | about 6 months ago

    Here’s my second plan. Back in the 60’s, I had a weather changing machine that was, in essence, a sophisticated heat beam which we called a “laser.” Using these “lasers,” we punch a hole in the protective layer around the Earth, which we scientists call the “Ozone Layer.” Slowly but surely, ultraviolet rays would pour in, increasing the risk of skin cancer. That is unless the world pays us a hefty ransom.

  • News - Promoting Science When th… | about 7 months ago

    Thanks for mentioning that! There IS a clause in those guidelines that seems to imply that benefits available to all government employees are acceptable:

    © Discounts and similar benefits. In most cases, an employee may accept reduced membership or other fees for participation in organization activities offered to all Government employees.

    Example: An employee of the U.S. Geological Survey’s contracting office may accept a discount of $50 on a car rental special offered by a car rental agency to all Government employees. Even though the U.S. Geological Survey’s contracting office is currently conducting a study on the services offered by car rental agencies, the $50 discount is a standard offer that the rental agency has made broadly available to all Government employees.

    This isn’t a perfect fit, since it’s free and not a discount (there doesn’t seem to be any guidance specifically about free things available to all government employees), and the offer is available to all furloughed government employees, not all government employees.

  • News - September Caption Contest | about 8 months ago

    My attorney was slumped over his desk. “What’s wrong?” I yelled. “We can’t stop here. This is owl country!"

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