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CTaylor

Member Since: May 29, 2007

Country: United States

Profile

Bio

I’m from Denver. I’ve been programming and playing with electronics since I was 12. I graduated from CU Boulder with my Electrical Engineering degree in 2007 and interned under another SparkFun engineer for 6 months. Now I design products and projects for SparkFun. I always try to incorporate distinct senses into my big project designs.

Role

Project Manager/Engineer/L'enfant terrible

Organizations

SparkFun Electronics

Spoken Languages

English, Broken German

Programming Languages

C, C++, PHP, Python, several flavors of Assembly

Associations

Dangerous.

Universities

University of Colorado, Boulder

Expertise

ARM7, MSP, AVR, Intel 8051

Interests

Electronic music, building dangerous robots, traveling, downhill mountain biking

Websites

http://www.sparkfun.com http://boulderhackerspace.com/

Publications

Some tech blog features, several police blotters

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