Member Since: November 13, 2009
Country: United States
Born and Raised in Michigan with a passion for anything that goes fast. First started purchasing from Sparkfun when i decided i wanted to know what the spring constant and acceleration profiles of the slides on my firearms were. Accomplished this with the 250G single axis accelerometer and a Labview VI. From there I decided my cat needed to be autonomously fed so not to disturb my sleep at 6 AM. an arduino/LCD/Servo accomplishes this nicely. Since my senior design project i have been interested in GPS tracking and have since developed a system for my dirtbike. I also like RFID, however, since i was privileged enough to use a SKYTECH M9 915Mhz module on my senior design project (range 6-10 ft) the ones you guys sell seem a little weak. I continue to buy random things as i get free time for my never ending projects. To get a little more personal; Im a recent graduate of CMU and am currently finishing my MBA there. I Hope to join the professional workforce this summer to start the long process of obtaining my PE. From there who knows….i would like to settle down have a family and run my own consulting company….that is unless Sparkfun need another business savvy Mechanical Engineer on staff :)
English…..I wish i new more but i don’t think I have the drive or mental capacity to learn a second at this point in my life.
C, C++, JAVA, PHP, HTML, KAREL, PEARL, and UNIX SHELL.
Central Michigan University B.S. Mechanical Engineering, MBA
Generally…Dynamics, kinematics, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Vibration, Machine Design and Business Administration. However, I’m really not an expert…..is anyone? I’m also pretty dam good at building stroker Small block race engines for mud trucks.
Anything and Everything…..Mainly a weird variety of dirtbikes, cars, trucks, guns, computers, super mario, hunting, fishing, water skiing, Counter Strike, snowboarding, programming, embedded systems, hacking, Quake, building stuff, destroying stuff and blowing up stuff….you know the typical Michigan boy stuff. O yeah and Sticking it to the Man!
Too lame to post….Maybe in the Future I let you folks have a look
“A Semi-Autonomous Navigational Aid for the Visually Impaired” Published at the ASEE 2010 Conference at the University of Pittsburgh and in the January 2010 RFID journal