Member Since: July 7, 2009

Country: United States



Ph.D. student, instructor, super nerd

Programming Languages

C++, MATLAB, LabVIEW, Arduino (modified C++)


mechanical engineering (focusing on mechatronics and biomechanics)

  • News - The Automatic Cat Faucet | about 3 years ago

    My own cat has made me want to build something like this, but call me paranoid…I’m pretty sure my place would end up on the news due to creating a minor flood. Meanwhile, I’d find the cat by the sink, perfectly fine, looking at me as if to say “What? Problem?”

  • Product PRT-10540 | about 3 years ago

    Two comments:
    1) As a mechanical engineer, it brings a tear to my eye every time you guys add cool pieces of (non-electronic) hardware on here.
    2) I’m sorry to all the Standard/English(Imperial) units folks out there, but metric is what everyone in academia uses and what every engineering student prefers to use because they are SO much easier to manipulate in equations.
    I say NO to mass in SLUGS. ^_^

  • News - The Return to Shenzhen - … | about 3 years ago

    Not sure why, but the site buried my comment in a random place out of order? >_< Hopefully you can answer it!

  • News - The Return to Shenzhen - … | about 3 years ago

    Hi Nate,
    I’m always curious about companies that use suppliers/manufacturers based in China to create their products. I’m not saying this would happen with more than a few shady companies, but are you concerned at all about anyone (once they have your designs and know how to make them) taking your original work and making knock-offs? It happens with so many goods, and I know IP laws are rarely enforced there. If I had my own business (like SFE) it would be a huge concern for me. Have you had any issues/concerns with this stuff at all?

  • Product TOL-10624 | about 3 years ago

    This one truly almost got me…curse April Fool’s Day!

  • News - The Return to Shenzhen - … | about 3 years ago

    Oh Nate, you actually ate the chicken feet?! You are a brave man.
    “It’s really not that much different from how we do things in Boulder…"
    With one key exception:I bet you pay your workers a living wage. ^_^

  • Product ROB-09670 | about 3 years ago

    In case any Solarbotics folks come back on here: I love your kit! I DID manage to overload it though…Ill be getting another :)<br />
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    [FYI: When I last wrote SB about getting more spacing for 4-40 screw heads, they said the newer version of the kit should take care of it.]

  • Product SEN-10264 | about 3 years ago

    Lucas Barton would approve.

  • Product DEV-10181 | about 3 years ago

    That was what went through my mind as well! You’d have to keep the current load fairly small through such thin boards, even with a beefy motor driver, right?<br />
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    “Innovate with China”? Hmm…

  • Product SEN-10183 | about 3 years ago

    Wait…so do you guys solder in that missing trace for this first batch, or do we take care of that? Just wondering if I need to break out the small-diam. wire.

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