Mark A. Cooper
Electrical and Software Engineer, etc.
I have always been a geek and a technophile. I learned to program at the age of 6 on an Apple //c back in the '80s and was trying to make 8051 microcontrollers drive robots in the '90s long before the age of the Arduino. Now with the help of the open source community I have access to all the resources needed to make it all happen. For the past year or so I have been focused on studying the electronics used to drive motors. Soon I will be releasing a line of open source motor drivers that will enable the open source community to use kinds of hardware that are currently out of reach. The Smoothie and Papilio projects along with their innate modularity is core to making those motor controllers and other highly modular machine accessories happen.