My name is Andy and I am a maker. I like to make things, with or without purpose. Clocks, shelves, machines that turn themselves off, homemade circuit boards, etc. I love to learn how to manufacture stuff myself. I also love to take things apart to see how real-world products are engineered.
I love to work with my hands and I will at least attempt to make something myself if I think I have any chance of making it nice and usable. Heck, I’ll try it regardless. If it doesn’t turn out, lesson learned.
I love electronics. I’m a total newbie at it and it’s a total hoot to build your own electronic gadgets. I’ve been teaching myself to build my own circuits, circuit boards, gadgets that use microcontrollers… Pretty much anything I can purchase from Mouser.com, Digikey.com, JameCo.com, or SparkFun.com is fair game for integrating into something fun or useful.
By day, I am a “Front End Developer” for a company in Tempe, AZ called, “meltmedia” (http://meltmedia.com). The office is fuh-fuh-fun and inspires HUGE sums of creativity.
Check the posts on this site for my “Office Chairiot™” and the “UME Mark II” (Useless Machine Ever variation). If you can’t find these today, I may not have written them, yet. This blog is brand-spanking new, as of April, 2010.
Please feel free to interact. Leave me comment or questions. Free exchange of ideas is GOOD.