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Joel_E_B

Member Since: December 10, 2008

Country: United States

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Bio

Colorado born and raised.

Role

Embedded Electronics Engineer

Organizations

Sparkfun Solid State Depot

Interests

Snowboarding, sculpting, drawing, collages, painting, philosophy, music (listening to, making and understanding), horror flicks, anything sci-fi, entomology, cymatics, chaos theory, world history.

SparkFun Engineer Joel plays a melody on the second version of the digital handpan, aka the Touch Drum.

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How to use Qwiic connectors to make versatile control panels that can control a myriad of electronics projects.

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Sew LED strips into a fur vest for Halloween, Burning Man or any event that calls for furry lights.

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See what's inside the SCiO Pocket Molecular Scanner in this teardown tutorial.

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Learn about the Propagand-Eye, a custom badge created for a soldering workshop at the Colorado Burning Man regional event, Apogaea.

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See the difference solder paste stencils make in homebrew PCB assembly, and we test out milled PCBs in the reflow oven.

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Troubleshooting our second homebrewed breakout for the MLX90393.

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A brief overview of the new Raspberry Pi-based data-logging web server from Atlas Scientific

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Make your own digital handpan drum using the Teensy Audio Shield and the Teensy's built-in capacitive touch inputs.

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A quick update on the SparkFun aquaponics system

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Reliving childhood memories through the magic of Legos and 3D printing.

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Check out the next chapter in the aquaponics automation saga. The project has moved beyond a small indoor system to automating an entire geodesic dome greenhouse full of many different systems.

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Learn how to build larger-than-life LED installations.

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A brief overview of the numerous internet-enabled devices I've used to monitor my aquaponic systems.

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In this week's Enginursday, Joel shows off his aquatic turtle habitat, complete with an above-tank basking area, automated lighting, and an aquaponic feeding system.

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Learn how data.sparkfun.com can help you not just collect data, but also use that data to make hypothesizes, see trends, and make adjustments to a variety of systems.

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In this week's Enginursday post, Joel discusses how he went about making a control box for a large scale interactive EL wire art installation.

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Learn how to make an amazingly entertaining laser show small enough to fit inside of a lunchbox.

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How to create a simple and cheap time-lapse rig with the Raspberry Pi.

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Introducing our new soldering tutorial series.

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With some LEDs, some acrylic, and a little know-how, you can create your very own LED light box.

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Give your old laptop new life with a little WiFi boost.

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With a few pieces of machinery, you can make your very own solder paste stencils to aid in surface-mount soldering.

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We try to answer all the questions you might have about open source hardware and the Federal Communications Commission.

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RGB Fiber Optics

Create an optical RS-232 link with an RGB LED and a color sensor.

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The SoundPuddle is an interactive environment of visual-acoustic synesthesia. Art and electronics come together to bring an experience of light and sound to those within its confines.

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A brief history of Solid State Depot, the Boulder Hackerspace.

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Getting Started with Electroluminescent (EL) Wire

July 13, 2018

This guide will help you get started with electroluminescent (EL) wire, tape, panel, chasing wire, and bendable wire to let your project glow!

Qwiic Differential I2C Bus Extender (PCA9615) Hookup Guide

May 31, 2018

Learn how to extend the range of your I2C communication bus with the Qwiic differential I2C bus extender (PCA9615 ) breakout board.

How to Use a Hot Air Rework Station

April 10, 2018

Hot-air stations or heat guns are very useful tools and are essential for any electronics workbench. When working with or building printed circuit boards, there is a lot of room for errors to be made. Have no fear though, there are ways to remedy this with a hot air rework station!

Activity Guide for SparkFun Tinker Kit

March 29, 2018

This activity guide will take you through the basics of building 11 different circuits with the SparkFun Tinker Kit and how to program them using the Arduino IDE.

SparkFun Inventor's Kit Experiment Guide - v4.0

November 15, 2017

The SparkFun Inventor's Kit (SIK) Experiment Guide contains all of the information needed to build all five projects, encompassing 16 circuits, in the latest version of the kit, v4.0a.

USB Serial Driver Quick Install

August 31, 2017

How to install USB serial drivers on Windows, MacOS , and Linux.

GPS Mouse - GP-808G Hookup Guide

August 24, 2017

Get started with the GP-808G GPS Mouse. This GPS module is great for advanced projects such as autonomous vehicles.

SCiO Pocket Molecular Scanner Teardown

July 12, 2017

A teardown of the SCiO, a pocket molecular scanner.

Photon Weather Shield Hookup Guide V11

March 2, 2017

Create Internet-connected weather projects with the SparkFun Weather Shield for the Photon.

MicroView Hookup Guide

December 15, 2016

A quick tutorial to get you up and running with your MicroView Development Board.

IOIO-OTG Hookup Guide

May 18, 2016

Get started using the IOIO-OTG with your Android device or PC.

Si7021 Humidity and Temperature Sensor Hookup Guide

May 5, 2016

The Si7021 humidity and temperature sensor is an easy to use, digital, low-cost sensor to aid you in all your environment sensing needs.

MP3 Trigger Hookup Guide V24

January 21, 2016

Incorporate sound into your next project easily with the MP3 Trigger.

Touch Potentiometer Hookup Guide

October 22, 2015

Learn how to use the SparkFun Touch Potentiometer to control lighting, volume or other inputs in your daily life.

SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Photon Experiment Guide

September 3, 2015

Dive into the world of the Internet of Things with the SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Photon.

Soil Moisture Sensor Hookup Guide

July 23, 2015

A quick hookup guide and project to get you started with the Soil Moisture Sensor from SparkFun.

Building Large LED Installations

July 16, 2015

Learn what it takes to build large LED installations from planning to power requirements to execution.

SparkFun Inventor's Kit for MicroView

February 27, 2015

The SparkFun Inventor's Kit for MicroView follows our tried and true inventor's kit model, bringing you 11 simple yet fun experiments to introduce you to the SparkFun MicroView.

MCP4725 Digital to Analog Converter Hookup Guide

September 11, 2014

This is a quick hookup to help you get started with the MCP4725 DAC breakout board. This device allows you to send analog signal from a digital source, like the I2C interface on the Arduino microcontroller.

WiFly Shield Hookup Guide

February 4, 2014

How to get the WiFly Shield up and running.

ITG-3200 Hookup Guide

October 22, 2013

Learn how to interact with the ITG-3200 Triple Axis Gyroscope.

Making Custom Footprints in EAGLE

September 27, 2013

This tutorial will show you how to make custom, 1:1 footprint for any IC in EAGLE.

How to Solder: Through-Hole Soldering

September 19, 2013

This tutorial covers everything you need to know about through-hole soldering.

Serial Terminal Basics

September 9, 2013

This tutorial will show you how to communicate with your serial devices using a variety of terminal emulator applications.

RN-52 Bluetooth Hookup Guide

August 29, 2013

A hookup guide to get you started with the RN-52 Audio Bluetooth Module Breakout Board.

How to Use a Breadboard

May 14, 2013

Welcome to the wonderful world of breadboards. Here we will learn what a breadboard is and how to use one to build your very first circuit.

Simon Says Assembly Guide

January 20, 2011

No matter what flavor of the Simon Says Through-hole Soldering Kit you've purchased, this tutorial is here to guide you through the entire build process.

Digital Handpan V2: The Touch Drum

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Most of the materials used to create the Touch Drum:...

Magical Lapel Flower

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Here is a supplies list for creating the Magic Lapel Flower...

Imp Weather Station

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Parts for the Imp based weather station connected to...

Raspberry gPIo

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For the Raspberry Pi GPIO tutorial

Arduija

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These are the most all of the parts I used in the Arduija...

Humidity-Sensing LED Flower

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Wish list for the 21st Century Fashion Kit Humidity-sensing...