Hello, my name is Chas, Charles if you’re going to send me a bill. I’m an industrial and commercial systems automation programmer by day and when I’m not hiking out in the great northwest I’m tinkering with electronics and blogging if it’s remotely of interest.

Big-brother corporate disclaimer: My opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect my employer.

This blog is for me, I don’t need any donations, no links to click to make me money; okay technically I sell some stuff on Tindie, but that’s not what the blog is about. If you find something useful that’s awesome. If you want to send me test equipment I’ll <3 you.

I mostly stick to blogging about electronics in general. Many of my posts are “starter” bits of microcontroller projects; all Microchip PIC based as they’re my favorite. I try to post about my projects when they’re easy to hack-apart and use for yourself.

A video workshop tour:

Feedback or direct correspondence? Please! I love bouncing ideas off of friends and it seems like there are fewer amateur enthusiasts as I get older. You have poor English? Don’t worry about it, some of the most interesting people I know speak English as a second language. While we are on the subject of English I was a C student, I’m not a professional writer. In fact, I would say I write poorly. I usually write small commissioning reports and articles in a manner where I’ll jump around writing some key points so I don’t forget them and come back to fill in the blanks, you’ll notice it if you read much of the blog, my thoughts kind of stop in odd places on occasion…I can be contacted directly at: chasmd at the google email domain or you can contact and follow me on twitter @chasxmd.

WTF is PNW? I’m sure you’ve brewed some clever guesses. The PNW is the Pacific Northwest. An area of the northwestern United States and we think the BC is so cool so we invited them to be in our gang as well.

Whats with “iradan.com”? It’s an old corporation I co-founded. A reminder that money makes the world go round šŸ˜‰

At The Workbench

Do you also blog? I’d love to follow. I enjoy following a few YouTube channels but the web is full of people asking how to wire up DPDT switches and why their motor-generator-set-perpetual-motion-machine isn’t working like the YouTube guy’s demonstration so it can be hard to cut through the noise and find out what people are working on. Send me a link..


  • Avel
    April 3, 2014 - 7:29 am | Permalink

    HAHA, I like the “perpetual motion machine” comment.

  • February 7, 2015 - 10:20 am | Permalink

    Uh, I always forget to leave a couple of useless words in the “about” section of blogs I read. Oh, wait, I just leaved them! I broke the toy! (Just joiking, I love your blog and your work. Poor english? I’m a teacher of porr english!)

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