Here Are Short Biographies
For Some of Our Members
(In no particular order)
Mike Seiler, MSEE – Hackerspace Vice President
Wide range of experience:
Embedded systems, Arduino, ARM SOC, sensors, analog design
Go, Python, VB, etc
Working on: Z80 CPM single board, book scanner
C++. Haskell, Clojure, Linux, Guitar, Cyclophone.
Interested in making instruments and audio hacking.
Interested in Python, Rust, inexpensive autonomous robots
Embedded systems, software algorithms, reverse engineering, carbon fiber. I (legally) hacked in to one-time-use cameras and made them reusable. Also made an OLED watch that played Pong and Asteroids. My favorite aspect of SSD is the community — I love seeing what other people are doing and chiming in with my useless ideas. Also, sharing what I know as a way of honoring my mentors that taught me.
John English – Electrical Engineer
Interested in electrical engineering, power electronics, analog design, RF, microcontrollers, FPGAs, and eclectic projects that include those topics. I’ve been part of the group since the beginning, and enjoy SSD as a social outlet to work on fun technologies with new and old friends.
Civil engineering/GIS/geomatics grad student who has also designed and/or collaborated on LED and EL wire infused clothing, an art installation, and props & costumes for operas. I’ve been part of the SSD admin team in various capacities from 2013-2016.
focusing mostly where the hardware meets the software. Hacks on the Linux kernel on SoC device architecture, power management, and device reliability. Interested in open-source FPGA toolchains and SoCs.