SparkFun Electronics will be closed on July 3rd, 2015 in observance of Independence Day. Any orders placed after 2:00pm MT on July 2nd will be shipped out after the weekend. Thanks!
Member Since: August 16, 2010
Country: United States
I’ve been a lifelong tinkerer, I learned to solder when I was 6, yet for some odd reason I never moved beyond analog circuits until I was 28 when I finally bought an Ardunino last March, since then nothing’s been the same as I can’t even look at just about anything without thinking about how I could incorporate a microcontroller. I ran a small stage lighting business for a while, hence the screen name, and I’m seriously considering getting back into the game now that I can actually build my own DMX-controlled LED lighting which would be far more versatile and far less expensive than the full set of 0-10v analog (triac) controlled halogen lights I bought 10 years ago.
I technically belong to a bunch of organizations, yet the Chelmsford Linux Meetup group is the only one I attend regularly at the current time. There is a hacker space a few towns over that I’ve been meaning to join, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet.
English, But with enough beer, I have been known to attempt speaking in programming languages.
C++, PHP, Perl, Wiring/Processing/Arduino.
The internet. I learned the hard way after two semesters that my brain just isn’t wired for textbook learning, so the majority of my electronics education has come from datasheets, tutorials, blogs, and years of tearing stuff apart to see what’s inside.
I’m the guy everyone calls when they get a new gadget that they can’t figure out how to use.
I’m a student of all sciences, but no web server has the capacity to list everything I find interesting. Most of my interests can be summed up with a quote from the movie Apollo 13: “I don’t care about what anything was designed to do, I care about what it can do”.
No public wish lists :(