Duane Benson

Duane Benson’s involvement in the hardware and software design world goes back to the days of the CDP1802, 6502, and Z80, and up through current microcontrollers such as Microchip PIC, Atmel Atmega, and whomever’s ARM. Afterhours, he designs microcontroller and motor control boards for small robots and Arduino compatible custom hardware under the moniker SteelPuppet. He’s run a successful Kickstarter with Embedded.com’s own Max the Magnificent and is working diligently toward completion of his “Designing Arduino-code-compatible Hardware” book. In his day job, he has been dishing out PCB layout and DFM advice via the Screaming Circuits blog since 2006. Duane is also a contributor to industry technical publications and conferences on the topics of trends in prototyping, and ways to improve efficiency in product development efforts.