I want to take a moment to introduce myself, but before I do, I need to thank Marian Popescu. As editor-in-chief of Electro Schematics, Marian fostered a broad and vital community. He has decided to step back from day-to-day oversight of Electro Schematics to tackle new challenges, and I have the privilege of becoming the new editor-in-chief.
I am an aerospace engineer by profession but have pursued electronics as a serious hobby for nearly a decade. I have been writing about electronics for several years, and my posts have appeared on such sites as EDN, EE Times, EEWeb, and Microcontroller Central. My love for electronics has opened many doors for me and has given me a new set of tools to use in my day job.
In reality, engineering is my both my profession and my avocation; it’s my excuse to learn new things and then use that knowledge to make something. It is really a passion for me, and I am fortunate to be able to pursue it both at work and at home, where I can share my discoveries and projects with my little one.
As I step into my new role with Electro Schematics, I look forward to engaging with the user community. I have already reached out to some of you via email, and I will continue to do so in the coming months. My goal is to continue Marian’s work in building a community of people who have a passion for learning and creating, and who want to share those experiences by interacting with other community members.
If you have suggestions for site content, I want to hear them! Please send me an email via the contact link, and I will work to get back to you within a day. I cannot promise that we will be able to get out a blog post right away on your proposed topic, but I will review all suggestions and work with our writers to pursue ideas that resonate with the community. I, too, will be a regular contributor and will publish information to complement the circuits, schematics, and projects that are posted here.
To get the ball rolling, I’ll confess that the latest object of my engineering affections is 3-D printing. I am currently modifying my little Startt 3-D printer to have a larger build volume, and I’m adding a laser module for engraving and cutting. Those efforts are practice toward my next goal, which is to design and build a very large 3-D printer that should be able to produce something measuring around 0.75 x 0.75 x 1.8 m. That printer also will have a four-axis laser engraver (because everything is better with a laser).
My other hobbies include building radio-controlled submarines (blame the submarines for getting me hooked on electronics) and singing. What I love most, though, is spending time with my family and potentially mentoring my little one to become a second-generation engineer (though I’m not sure how my wife would cope with two engineers in the house). To find out a little more about me, head over to the EEWeb or EETimes interview.
I look forward to getting to know all of you as we build on Marian’s strong foundation. Thanks.