Member Since: January 13, 2011

Country: United States



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Engineering Quality Assurance Pistol Whipper. Making sure broken stuff gets fixed and getting documentation updated and monitoring the products' GitHub repositories.

Spoken Languages

English, Italian


University of Colorado at Boulder - Applied Mathematics and Italian Colorado State University - Biomedical Engineering Penn State University - Applied Statistics


Biomechanics and medical applications of electronics. Traveling. Snowboarding. Fun blinky things. And of course, sparklers!

Enginursday: The Hormes Robot Platform

For those of you who have been living under a rock and weren’t aware, we really love robots around here. Flying robots, cute robots, ingeniously engineered robots and generally chill robots are always guaranteed to catch our eye. With this year’s AVC quickly approaching (and with it…

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Enginursday: Key-chain Hardware Comparison

Ah, yet another Thursday has come upon us. It’s almost nostalgic at this point. Nostalgic like the awkward stories parents tell about your youth while visiting for family gatherings. I lived through my own version of this recently, and while hiding in the basement I came across some old,…

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Enginursday: The RedBot/MathWorks Collaboration

As Jim mentioned on the last Enginursday, visually programming is a great way to get started with Arduino and other platforms, especially if you are relatively new to coding. We have been working with the awesome folks over at MathWorks on implementing visual programming for the RedBot, to…

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Enginursday - Open Source Documentation Tools

My current job here at SparkFun includes organizing documentation for our products, as well as determining what parts need to be examined for possible revisions and acting as a liaison between customer feedback and the engineering team. When I first started this job a few months ago, we didn’t…

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Engineer Thursday - Bring on the Lasers!

First off, a quick plug - we’re proud to be one of the sponsors an awesome new artist-in-residency program by our friends at Public Knowledge/Eyebeam! The idea of the program is to find artists, engineers, designers, curators, and creative technologists who will use some of the technology that…

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SparkFun Goes to Costume Con!

SparkFun recently had the opportunity to attend the 31st annual Costume Convention in Denver, Colo. It was a great opportunity to meet with a new audience and see some awesome applications of e-textiles and embedded electronics. This was one awesome robot costume on display. Sadly, I couldn’t…

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Tech Support RoboJoust

Robot Wars! If you hear those words and are in touch with your inner geek, you likely think of things like an epic battle between Optimus Prime and Megatron, or if you are more old school, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots. While both of the aforementioned items are awesome, your friendly…

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Uh-Oh Battery Level Indicator Hookup Guide

April 9th, 2014

Learn how to assemble and use the Uh-Oh Battery Level Indicator Kit.

Programming FPGAs: Papilio Pro

March 28th, 2014

Learn the basics for writing HDL and programming the Papillio Pro.

OBD II Uart Hookup Guide

March 4th, 2014

How to start working with the OBD-II Uart board.

Copernicus II Hookup Guide

December 18th, 2013

A guide for how to get started with the Copernicus II GPS module.

MPR121 Hookup Guide

December 18th, 2013

How to get started using the MPR121 for capacitive touch sensing with your Arduino.

PCA9306 Level Translator Hookup Guide

October 31st, 2013

A quick primer to get you going with the PCA9306 Logic Level Converter.

Tilt-a-Whirl Hookup Guide

October 2nd, 2013

A simple hook up guide to get started with the Tilt-a-Whirl sensor.

Accelerometer Basics

March 28th, 2013

A quick introduction to accelerometers, how they work, and why they're used.
Name Pieces Total
Random Pick-up Line Generator
Parts list to make the Random Pick-Up Line Generator fro…
13 76.95
Camera slide
3 22.97
Guitar Hack
18 135.3
AVC Retail
13 243.45
OBD II Uart Hook Up
6 105.25
Open Hardware Summit
20 924