|[Mike Szczys]: Managing Editor
Mike is an orchestra musician by night and a writer by day but still makes a point to fit in time for hacking hobby electronics. Specifically, he enjoys working with AVR microcontrollers and recently has been exploring ARM, working with both STM and TI varieties of chips.
Personal site: jumptuck.com
|[Brian Benchoff]: Contributing Editor
Brian has two degrees, one in Electronic Media and the other in Psychology. He’s an avid hacker that built his own computer, wrote a yet-to-be-released book about getting the most out of a Raspberry Pi, and is working toward his Level 2 HPR Certification using this rocket design.
Personal site: brianbenchoff.wordpress.com
|[Josh Marsh]: Community Editor
Josh is probably best described as a mashup of hacker and artist. He has an MFA in Dramatic Media (computer animation), and a BA in English. He’s finishing his PhD in Theatre and Performance where he studies new media, technology, affect theory and stage magic. Formerly a high school English teacher, he now teaches film, animation and technology classes. His current interests are transportation hacks—Segways, skateboards, EV’s of all types—and hacking-meets-philosophy: Wark & Stiegler, and opposition to vectoralists.
Personal site: www.joshmarsh.com
|[Eric Evenchick]: Contributor
Eric is finishing up a degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. During his time at Waterloo, he’s been involved with the University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team (www.uwaft.com), developing electronics and controls systems for hybrid vehicle powertrains. He has also had some fun making things go boom, and occasionally upwards, with the Waterloo Rocketry Team (uwrocketry.blogspot.ca).His co-op placements have given him the chance to develop production hardware and firmware. He designed a vehicle data logger while at CrossChasm Technologies, and worked on the first ever over-the-air firmware upgrade for a car at Tesla Motors.
Personal site: www.evenchick.com
|[Mathieu Stephan]: Contributor
Mathieu’s main job is building high speed electronic circuits for quantum cryptography related products. In his spare time he explores new electronic concepts through his hobby projects. You may remember his whistled platform or his business card, both of which were featured here on Hackaday.
Personal site: www.limpkin.fr
|[James Hobson]: Contributor
James has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with a focus on Mechanical Systems and Automation. He works by day as a Mechanical Designer for a company that designs and builds plastic injection molding machines in Toronto, Ontario. While he has been
Personal site: www.thehacksmith.ca
|[Todd Harrison]: Contributor
Todd has a degree in Engineering Physics from North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. He greatly enjoys a hobby life in his garage sharing fun hacks, repairs, reviews and fabrications which he posts to (www.ToddFun.com). By day Todd has to take off his super genius cape and face life as a mild-mannered database administrator monitoring and tweaking Oracle and Microsoft SQL Servers, closing work tickets and drinking too much coffee. In a prior more interesting life he worked in thin film research and designed free space laser communication systems for the US Air Force. You can learn “much too much” about Todd on his personal site’s About Page.
Personal site: www.ToddFun.com
|[Phillip Ryals]: Contributor
Phillip holds an Airframe & Powerplant license, but decided instead to make his career in programming. In his free time he likes to dabble in all sorts of hackery, including electronics and gadgets of various sorts. He loves microcontrollers, and enjoys robotics in it’s various forms. His deepest fascination, however, is with mechanical devices. He has a collection of watches with automatic movements, but his real passion has been his work on an all wooden clock. When he’s not building real things, he can often be found building virtual things in his Minecraft server.
|[Adam Fabio]: Contributor
Adam has a degree in Electrical Engineering from SUNY Stony Brook. While at school, he was a founding member of the Stony Brook robot design team. He helped design David and Rogue, six legged robots that competed in the SAE walking machine decathlon.
It’s often said that Adam has been taking things apart since he was old enough to hold a screwdriver. Sometimes he even gets them back together. Adam’s day job is designing embedded software for Radar and Air Traffic Control systems. He also spends time working on the hardware for these systems. It was this merging of hardware and software that lead to his personal site – The Renaissance Engineer. When he’s not at work, Adam can often be found in his basement lab working on anything from 3D printers to quadcopters to pulse oximeters. Some of his current projects have taken him back to his robotic roots, designing robots for students and education.
Personal site: www.TheRengineer.com
|Where’s everyone else?
There has been a long list of great Editors and Contributors to Hackaday. It was simply a huge pain in the butt to try to gather them all up. Some people only wrote a couple of hacks, and some return every couple of years. Only our current staff is listed above.