Member Since: November 20, 2010

Country: United States



ex senior sw engineer at Pinetree. We did handheld data terminals for field service.


the weird guy with answers.


now, just NATE

Spoken Languages


Programming Languages

APL, BASIC, C, C++, FORTRAN, Z80 and 8x86 assembely, and what ever hammer is handy to get the box to do magic.


everything, unless it means work.


tooooo many.


only enough to play.

  • Include options for measure methods. Example Amps: clsmp meters (AC & DC) and in series. Additional series methods would be series internal / external (for large currents) to the meter. Also electronic modules that do amplification or conversion to digital data via SPI, I2C and magic smoke communication protocols.

  • How about internship. Visit local high school consulers, which ladies have an interest. Give them a summer or semester job as they go to college. They lose their fear of tech jobs, and gossip to their friends and younger sisters to think engineering.

  • On the subject of covers for bales of hay ... do it like the big boys. Instead of adverts by Ford, Bridgestone or Valvoline,we could have tarps/bags with names like Atmel, TI or Microsoft. Sponsors would add prises, add color, and maybe the picture of a tunnel to keep Wylee Coyote on his toes when racing with the Road Runner.

  • ... and now the lamps are begining to call him names!

  • He did not believe it, but Jim may have created at working teleport.

  • That is one intense hammer!

  • In the late 60's i started with BASIC. Later when I dived into assembly, reading well commented code help me learn what is happening and why a particular instruction was used. Well commented code, libraries, and examples will help a newbie have confidence to hack a bit of code to do something different. They are not ready to write a new protocol, but want to change which pins are used.

  • Thanks for putting the subject in the video title. When I hit a bump, (or a part jumps off the board) I can search your posts and recover my nerves sooner. P.S. the differential pairs is spot on for a current communications project. THANKS!!!

  • On the "tender" subject of doing more "according to Sir Pete": Instead of labeling the episode by date alone, please include a descriptive phrase (e.g. "Detonating Capacitors").

  • The high preist of the Church of the Spark, the Fun, and the Holy Blue Smoke begins the training of the youngest members.

No public wish lists :(