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 Ohmify – my online bootcamp for 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: