Thanks for visiting bitsmashed! My name is Aaron and I specialize in creating prototype electronics at breakneck speeds. If you have an inquiry or need help with a project, please contact me!
Google 2013 - Present
Specializing in single day prototype turnaround - hardware design, PCB fabrication and assembly, 3D design, multi-material enclosure fabrication, and firmware and software design.
Advanced Technology And Projects (ATAP) Lab
Project Tango is a 3D tracking device built into a mobile phone. I helped with test fixtures and beta testing their API. In two days, I designed a simple autonomous, passive object tracking system using a Project Tango device and a Kobuki robot.
Other Google Projects
Numerous Patents in media content and low power wireless communication.
bitsmashed limited 2010 - Present
bitsmashed is a rapid prototyping and design service.
Hawkpack is a 15 gram solar powered GPS and cellular enabled backpack that tracks large birds all over the globe. We have successfully tracked hawk and eagle migration routes across the Americas.
High Altitude Balloon GPS Tracker
Launched, tracked, and recovered a HAB through the planes of CO. I built the entire system, from ground tracking station and software to payload hardware and firmware.
bitsmashed Mixed Martial Arts Power Sensors
Force = mass * acceleration integrated over time. We put accelerometers on MMA and UFC fighters to measure strength of punches and kicks.
SPARKFUN 2006 - 2013
Designed over 60 products, from idea to storefront.
UAV Development Board
This might be the most sophisticated UAV on the open market. Designed in collaboration with engineers all over the world, this board caused the FBI to come knocking on my door.
Random Number Generating Geiger Counter
High voltage, high impedance measurement with random number generating algorithm.
Nintendo DS Touch Screen Mouse
Quadstep - 3D Printer/Mill Stepper Motor Driver
4-channel stepper motor driver.