In an effort to further promote the exchange of ideas among professionals, engineers, and DIYers alike, element14 has added Jeri Ellsworth, an entrepreneur and self-taught computer chip designer to its “Ask an Expert” panel. Jeri specializes in ASIC, FPGA, system level and mechanical design spaces making her a household name in the open-source environment. Be sure to visit the community online and ask Jeri your questions!
In addition, Jeri is offering the element14 engineering community early access to her latest video tutorial where she designs a circuit for generating music, sound effects and motion control for an art installation.
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