Member Since: October 16, 2010

Country: United States



Chemistry PhD student who finds that he doesn’t like summarizing his days with single words: “research,” “quantum,” and “avoidance.”



Spoken Languages


Programming Languages

bits of python, labview, basic, c++


Macalester College, St Paul, MN CU Boulder


Materials chemistry, LabView programming


Chemistry, running, sourdough baking, bagpiping, computer gaming, and I am a longtime lego enthusiast.



  • Product DEV-11225 | about 2 years ago

    Would it be possible to get this with the non-SMD Arduino R3 version (or is the picture wrong, and it comes will the DIP-packaged Arduino R3?)?

  • News - Free Day Credits Are Expi… | about 2 years ago

    Hmm… I see that you don’t have to shop on SparkFun very often, Emcee. You can actually get 37 alphanumeric displays or 131 multiplexers, if you ignore taxes and shipping and factor in SparkFun’s bulk pricings. ‘Just sayin.

  • News - Free Day 2012 is Under Wa… | about 2 years ago

    Thank you, SparkFun, for another Free Day. Though my tired hands are typing this message more slowly than normal, any frustration felt while punching through many non-productive attempts is gone. I will enjoy many hundreds of hours with my new, $2 (local pickup ftw) Hakko FX-888. I agree that last year’s quiz system is more in line with SparkFun’s stated objective of electronics education, and hope that people aren’t too pissed off about not winning free stuff after lots of captchas. Next year: randomly assigned, electronics-related pop-up questions throughout the day, with a captcha attempt before it allows you to answer the question??

  • News - Announcing the 2012 Auton… | about 2 years ago

    Hurray for NOT so early in the year (last year was a bit windy and cold)! Looking forward to some awesome robots and hopefully some good weather to go with it!

  • News - Your December Caption Con… | about 2 years ago

    Miloko in the SparkFun Keg: speeding up the design process and expanding fashion frontiers.

  • News - SparkFun Viking Funeral | about 3 years ago

    Blast chemistry all to hell! ;)
    Would drop by, except for the whole “I’ve got an exam that night” thing.
    Have fun, don’t start any fires Ullr can’t eventually put out.

  • News - New Products and Mechan-O… | about 3 years ago

    Enjoy Thailand! Always wanted to go… …someday!
    Also, I know we all like chemical weapons and have the two letters “VX” running through our brains 24/7 causing nerve damage, but your board is actually a “RN-XV”. ;)

  • News - Maker Faire, SparkFun Fli… | about 3 years ago

    The portable HAL 9001 proved difficult to deal with, and even more difficult to remove.

  • News - AVC Update | about 3 years ago

    And: cue the addition of bayonets to flying entries.

  • Product DEV-10516 | about 3 years ago

    From the comparison picture with the quarter, the diameter of the bobbin is approximately ¾" making it likely that it is either a Class L or Class 15 bobbin. The height of the bobbin is approximately ½ the diameter from the first picture (~3/8"), so my best guess is that it is an L-Class bobbin. It’s probably made out of PET plastic, so don’t expose it to temperatures over 75C (165F) or you’ll go past the glass temperature.

No public wish lists :(