Member Since: August 12, 2013

Country: United States



Engineering Superhero

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  • Virginia Tech (2009-2011)
  • Rose-Hulman (2002-2006)


Embedded systems, board layout, firmware, and mad soldering skillz.


Electronics and gadgets and stuff. Nerd stuff. Outside of that, swing dancing whenever I can.



Enginursday: Adventures in Building My Own Workbench

I wouldn’t call woodworking my forte by any stretch of the imagination. But, like any good DIYer, I felt the need to try it (at least once). When I moved to Boulder back in August, I did not take much furniture with me. I had a basic (read: cheap) desk that I used for many years prior to my…

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The Science of Licking a 9V Battery

Electricity Basics If you’re familiar with Ohm’s Law, you know that voltage is a function of current and resistance (namely, V = IR). The important thing to remember is that everything is a conductor and can be modeled as a resistor. Things like wire and metal are obvious conductors and…

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Enginursday: Monitor Twitter With a Raspberry Pi

If you were at Endgadget Expand in November (or perhaps follow the engineers on Twitter), you might have seen SparkFun’s booth. If you saw SparkFun’s booth, you might have seen an interesting display with several racing honey badgers. We affectionately named this “The Great American Tweet…

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Why You Should De-Rate Capacitors

Capacitors Galore Capacitors are one of the most common elements found in electronics, and they come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and values. There are also many different methods to manufacture a capacitor. As a result, capacitors have a wide array of properties that make some capacitor types…

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CC3000 Hookup Guide

April 3rd, 2014

Getting started guide for the CC3000 shield and breakout board.

Getting Started with the BrickPi

February 20th, 2014

How to connect Lego Mindstorms to the Raspberry Pi using the BrickPi.

USB Type A Female Breakout Hookup Guide

February 13th, 2014

An above-and-beyond example using the USB Type A Female Breakout board.

AT42QT1010 Capacitive Touch Breakout Hookup Guide

December 12th, 2013

Learn how to use the simple AT24QT1010 Capacitive Touch Breakout.

INA169 Breakout Board Hookup Guide

November 20th, 2013

How to interface with the INA169 Breakout Board to measure current.

Raspberry Pi Twitter Monitor

November 19th, 2013

How to use a Raspberry Pi to monitor Twitter for hashtags and blink an LED.

Alternating Current (AC) vs. Direct Current (DC)

September 5th, 2013

The differences between AC and DC.
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