Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Elias Bakken. He is not only a true master of electronics, he also masters the skill of mechanics. And I have to say I am jealous of his mechanical skills.
He is a good friend of mine and my old partner, so I’ve seen many of the amazing things he has built during his lifetime. We’ve also built quite a few things together.
Some of the things he has built lately are
- a custom 3D-printer (and his 3D printer electronics was recently featured on The Ben Heck Show!)
- a coffee machine
- Mangascreen – a mini LCD-screen suitable for Raspberry Pi or other mini computers
- Replicape – the best 3D printer controller board on the market
I wanted to know how he got started in electronics, and as I suspected – it was NOT by studying theory. He jumped right into the practical stuff and started building things from the start. But of course, now he also has a strong theoretical knowledge.
Do you want to jump right in and start building stuff, just like Elias? Check out my eBook “Getting Started With Electronics”
Check out the interview below (the video quality isn’t great, but I’ll do better next time)
Some of the things he mentions in the video:
Also check out my old interviews: