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Member Since: October 28, 2009

Country: United States



A graduate with a BS in Computer Engineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering. Working in Longmont for a prestigious silicon company as a DSV Engineer.

Students in EE/CE that have questions can email me at: s.r.grace[at]gmail.com. I will be more than happy to give you my knowledge and expertise. My main focus is on FPGA/Digital Logic and MCU systems, but I can help out in other areas.


Verificatoin Engineer


IEEE, PC Gamers

Spoken Languages


Programming Languages

MASM x86, C, C++, C#, SQL, Java (some), PHP, BASH, Batch File, HTML, HDL (VHDL/Verilog/SystemVerilog), Tcl.


University of Wyoming - BS in Computer Engineering, Minor Electrical Engineering


Embedded Systems Engineering, Digital Logic Design


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  • Don’t forget today is National Doge Day!

    Make a card for your doge!

  • Welcome to SFE! It was great chattin' with you at AVC this year. Hoepfully Erik and Ross aren’t busting your balls too hard. ;)

  • Marshall, your lessons learned are spot on to what you should be doing when having any engineering project. It does nothing but make your life easier, especially in the future.

    To all those hackers/makers. Follow his lessons learned and your life will be so much easier when it comes to debugging problems and communication issues/situations with either a customers/teammate/fellow hacker-maker.

    Congrats on a great robot battle and hope to see it bigger and better next year!

  • My caption is this video: Luigi Death Stare

  • For the past 6 years, I’ve been flirting with the idea of writing a “textbook” (more like a handbook) on doing electronics. (I got a chapter written). Going from the basics and then doing a “choose your own” adventure to either MCU or Digital logic.The concept was to provide the base knowledge, build the analytical knowledge, and then test the both with experiments through thought and diagrams to actual hardware.

    The book, of course, was going to be purely open sourced, and heavily cited valid sources as well. However, as time progressed, I’ve had less and less energy to dedicate to it, and lower drive.

    With that said, I think it’s time for SFE to do something similar, and start reaching out to customers/users to write tutorials and actually guide where the knowledge needs to go. Sort of like discovering an ancient city based upon sparse evidence.

  • It’s a sad/glad day to see you step down Nate. You’ve grown the company over the years, and it’ll be an interesting transition to who you all hire for the position. With that aside, welcome back to the engineering fold! I can’t wait to see what tutorials and projects you work on.

  • I bought one at AVC… I might have to make a tutorial on motor controls for it…

  • My favorite demo to this day still has to be the tweeting kegerator. Sadly, decommissioned because who is really going to maintain it?

    As an explanation, for any demo (software or hardware), it has to be maintained. This takes time/money, and a lot of times it isn’t worth keeping it around when newer tech is coming out.

  • Absolutely! Depending on how popular it gets, it might be worth trying to convince some IRC channel users to mod it.

  • I’ve heard the same thing about Youtube, but it’s hard to say which will provide better backend service, which is required for something that needs to be realtime.