Member Since: December 10, 2008
Country: United States
Colorado born and raised.
Embedded Electronics Engineer
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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.
How to use Qwiic connectors to make versatile control panels that can control a myriad of electronics projects.
Sew LED strips into a fur vest for Halloween, Burning Man or any event that calls for furry lights.
See what's inside the SCiO Pocket Molecular Scanner in this teardown tutorial.
Learn about the Propagand-Eye, a custom badge created for a soldering workshop at the Colorado Burning Man regional event, Apogaea.
See the difference solder paste stencils make in homebrew PCB assembly, and we test out milled PCBs in the reflow oven.
Troubleshooting our second homebrewed breakout for the MLX90393.
A brief overview of the new Raspberry Pi-based data-logging web server from Atlas Scientific
Make your own digital handpan drum using the Teensy Audio Shield and the Teensy's built-in capacitive touch inputs.
Check out our Hookup Guide for the new IOIO-OTG.
A quick update on the SparkFun aquaponics system
Reliving childhood memories through the magic of Legos and 3D printing.
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.
Learn how to build larger-than-life LED installations.
A brief overview of the numerous internet-enabled devices I've used to monitor my aquaponic systems.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to make an amazingly entertaining laser show small enough to fit inside of a lunchbox.
The next chapter in the Raspberry Pi Aquaponics Time-laspe project.
How to create a simple and cheap time-lapse rig with the Raspberry Pi.
Introducing our new soldering tutorial series.
With some LEDs, some acrylic, and a little know-how, you can create your very own LED light box.
Give your old laptop new life with a little WiFi boost.
With a few pieces of machinery, you can make your very own solder paste stencils to aid in surface-mount soldering.
We try to answer all the questions you might have about open source hardware and the Federal Communications Commission.
Create an optical RS-232 link with an RGB LED and a color sensor.
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.
Most of the materials used to create the Touch Drum:...
Here is a supplies list for creating the Magic Lapel Flower...
Wish list for the 21st Century Fashion Kit Humidity-sensing...