Q&A: Jeremy Blum, Electrical Engineer, Entrepreneur, Author

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Jeremy Blum, 23, has always been a self-proclaimed tinkerer. From Legos to 3-D printers, he has enjoyed learning about engineering both in and out of the classroom. A recent Cornell University College of Engineering graduate, Jeremy has written a book, … Continue reading






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Q&A: Alenka Zajić, Communications Specialist

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From building RF components for cell phones to teaching signal processing and electromagnetics at Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Alenka Zajić has always been interested in engineering and communications. Alenka and I discussed her fascination … Continue reading






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Q&A: Jack Ganssle, Electronics Entrepreneur

The breadboard is discharging batteries. To the left, a battery is soldered to some coax. Using the waveform generator in the oscilloscope I’m measuring the battery's reactance (which, it turns out, is entirely capacitive). The IAR tool is profiling current consumption of an evaluation board.

Jack Ganssle is a well-known engineer, author, lecturer, and consultant. After learning about oscilloscopes, transistors, and capacitors in his father’s engineering lab, Jack went on to write hundreds of articles and several books about embedded development-related topics. He also started … Continue reading






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Q&A: Peter Lomas – Raspberry Pi: One Year Later, 1 Million Sold

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Clemens Valens, Editor-in-Chief of Elektor Online and head of Elektor Labs, caught up with Peter Lomas, hardware designer for the Raspberry Pi single-board computer, earlier this year at the Embedded World 2013 trade show in Nuremberg, Germany. This is a … Continue reading






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Q&A: Joe Grand – Engineer to the Core

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From his grade-school Atari obsession and his teenage involvement in the L0pht Heavy Industries hacker group, to co-hosting Discovery Channel’s Prototype This! and starting his own company, Grand Idea Studio, Joe Grand has always maintained his passion for engineering. Joe … Continue reading






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Q&A: Clive “Max” Maxfield – Engineer, Author, Innovator

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Clive “Max” Maxfield is an engineer who has written more than a half-dozen engineering books, contributes to several blogs, and enjoys learning and relating information to others. Max and I recently discussed his journey from hardware design engineer to prolific … Continue reading






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Q&A: Scott Potter (Engineering a Way To Clean Solar Mirrors)

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Designer and technology executive Scott Potter won first prize in the 2012 RL78 Green Energy Challenge, presented by Renesas Electronics in partnership with Circuit Cellar and Elektor magazines. The global contest called on participants to develop green energy designs utilizing … Continue reading






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Q&A: Michael Hamilton (Engineering and Entrepreneurship)

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Michael Hamilton has been designing microcontroller-based systems for 25 years. Over the past 10 years, he has spearheaded two companies: A&D Technologies, which supplies wireless temperature and humidity controllers, and Point & Track, which provides data-gathering apps and other business … Continue reading






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Q&A: Chris Paiano (Problem Solving & Design)

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Chris Paiano is an Elko, NV-based problem engineer. His father introduced him to programming at an early age, and Chris has continued to team with his father to write software and firmware for some of his hardware designs. Chris has written … Continue reading






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Q&A: Stephan Lubbers (Sensory Innovation)

Stephan Lubbers

Stephan Lubbers enjoys sensing technology. He is a creative engineer and inventor whose designs often build on his need to monitor data and figure out how things work. Steve and I recently discussed some of his designs, his contest-entry process, … Continue reading






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Q&A: Andrew Spitz (Co-Designer of the Arduino-Based Skube)

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Andrew Spitz is a Copenhagen, Denmark-based sound designer, interaction designer, programmer, and blogger studying toward a Master’s interaction design at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID). Among his various innovative projects is the Arduino-based Skube music player, which is … Continue reading






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Q&A: Hai (Helen) Li (Academic, Embedded System Researcher)

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Helen Li came to the U.S. from China in 2000 to study for a PhD at Purdue University. Following graduation she worked for Intel, Qualcomm, and Seagate. After about five years of working in industry, she transitioned to academia by … Continue reading






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Q&A: Miguel Sanchez (Professor, Designer)

This is a sample depth image projected in a 3-D space. It appeared in Sanchez's article, "Image Processing System Development." (Source: M. Sanchez, Circuit Cellar 263)

Miguel Sánchez (PhD, Computer Science) is Valencia, Spain-based computer scientist, embedded tech enthusiast, and professor who regularly challenges himself to design innovative microcontroller-based systems. Since 2005, Circuit Cellar has published six of his articles about projects such as a digital … Continue reading






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Q&A: Guido Ottaviani (Roboticist, Author)

An Arduino-based robot platform (Source: G. Ottavini, CC236)

Guido Ottaviani designs and creates innovative microcontroller-based robot systems in the city from which remarkable innovations in science and art have originated for centuries. By day, the Rome-based designer is a technical manager for a large Italian editorial group. In … Continue reading






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Q&A: Ayse Kivilcim Coskun (Engineer, BU)

Boston University professor Ayse Kivilcim Coskun

Ayse Kivilcim Coskun’s research on 3-D stacked systems has gained notoriety in academia, and it could change the way electrical engineers and chip manufacturers think about energy efficiency for years to come. In a recent interview, the Boston University engineering … Continue reading






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