I’m a Computer Science and Electrical Engineering student at the University of Michigan. I enjoy learning about how things work, and how to make them better.
For most of my life, I have taken things apart, and every so often I’ll put them back together. Starting when I was in grade school, every time an appliance broke, my dad would take it apart and let me ‘help’. I remember stuff like a radio, a toaster oven, and a washer. Eventually he allowed me to take them apart myself.
My mother worked at a data center and would bring home computers and parts that were old, broken, or both. I was free to do whatever I wanted with them. I still have most of what she brought home (I want to get rid of a lot of it because it’s just wasting space now). I wasn’t allowed to have video games until I was 11, other than computer games, so I initially wanted to learn about computers so I could have my own and play games as much as I wanted. This made sense in the mind of a 9 year old. I got many computers, and learned a ton about them, but never really got into computer gaming. I’ve played with all sorts of hardware and I ‘collect’ old hardware that still works.
I never thought to blog about my projects and adventures, so I’m going to post a bit about some older projects as well as some that I’m still working on.