Member Since: October 13, 2007

Country: United States



Research Engineer


Aerophysics Inc MTU Aerospace Enterprise MTU Ion Space Propulsion Lab

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Michigan Technological University


System Integration, Machining, Embedded Systems, Plasma, Power electronics


Embedded Systems, Autonomous Weapons, Plasma Physics, Micro Nuclear Reactors, Theology, Space systems, Flying

  • Product PRT-12084 | about 2 weeks ago

    Cell balance will be important for lifetime. I’ve built MPPT a li ion charger based on the LTC4000-1 and charged an 8 cell battery but the cells were matched at the factory so they do not need active balancing.Regular commercial batteries would quickly come out of balance and cell overcharge would occur. The charge process ignoring the balance part only involves adjusting the float voltage programed in the MPPT to be appropriate for the number of cells being charged and the appropriate charge current.

  • News - November Caption Contest | about 5 months ago

    So whose “bright” idea was this

  • News - October Caption Contest | about 6 months ago

    Supervillain Tip #9 When sending edicts from your hidden lair use mood lighting to instill a greater sense of impending doom in your victims.

  • News - Your March Caption Contes… | about a year ago

    This is not what I had in mind when corprate said we were starting vertical integration.

  • News - February Caption Contest | about a year ago

    Your a good stock boy yes your are. Now go fetch a sphero and bring it back.

  • News - November Caption Contest | about a year ago

    The most awkward B&B I’ve ever been to.

  • News - September Caption Contest | about 2 years ago

    Extreme Hat Racing

  • Product COM-10136 | about 3 years ago

    The first micro project I built was 48ch led controller, used 3 of these and a Picaxe 28X1 so I know for fact that these work with Picaxe but I did need to uses a decade counter to generate all the necessary clocking signals because of the inability of the Picaxe to generate 2 different frequency of PWM.

  • Tutorial - Number Systems | about 3 years ago

    Note 0x546865 spells “The” with capital “T” 0x746865 spells “the”

  • Product LCD-00258 | about 5 years ago

    In the data sheet the “CHAR” labels could be more clearly explained. I eventually figure out that they are a type of ASCII command and found a table that list the hex equivalents for each “CHAR” command you have listed. A suggestion for future revision of this document would be to include the hex version of each command statement instead of only listing the keyboard command, since they are not always available when controlling the lcd from a microcontroller

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