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Greetings! Thank you for joining me on this new endeavor. I've known about Patreon for quite some time but never actually thought I would be a part of it. Allow me to introduce myself.

My name is Matt Lewis. I am a professional electronics engineer at a geotechnical instrumentation company with 15+ years of hobby-level electronics background and 3+ years of professional experience. I also have 3+ years of software development and engineering experience primarily focused in web application design. My primary specialty is printed circuit board (PCB) design. I enjoy tinkering and one of my favorite project categories to work on is Tesla coils. These devices have fascinated me since my childhood and continue to inspire me today to try to come up with new ways of doing things and introduce new ideas to the field. 

I am a family man, married to my wife of 3 years and the father of an amazing little boy. Often supporting my family leaves me with little time and money for my hobbies, so when I do have a project it tends to drag out for quite some time. By supporting me through Patreon I will be able to apply your donations directly to my projects, which I will most often share through my YouTube channel (DerStrom8). These projects will be open-source whenever possible, and I am always willing to answer questions whenever they come up.

I am continually learning and exploring new concepts and I hope you will join me in my quest for new knowledge and understanding in the vast field of electronics!
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When I reach $250 in contributions I will be able to complete the hardware side of my latest project - a FPGA-based dual-resonant solid-state Tesla coil controller with a custom-designed PCB. This controller incorporates new features such as real-time metrics (bus voltage, primary current, heatsink temperature, etc.) via two-way communication with a computer over fiber-optic cable, active current limiting ("freewheeling" mode), and two variants of the PCB design. The "Vanilla" variant includes all of the required parts (FPGA, programming circuitry, etc.) on-board, while the "Mercury" variant provides the opportunity to use the MicroNova Mercury FPGA development board (https://www.micro-nova.com/mercury/) for rapid prototyping. As always, this DRSSTC controller design is open-source and will be available upon request once completed. Thank you for your support!
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Greetings! Thank you for joining me on this new endeavor. I've known about Patreon for quite some time but never actually thought I would be a part of it. Allow me to introduce myself.

My name is Matt Lewis. I am a professional electronics engineer at a geotechnical instrumentation company with 15+ years of hobby-level electronics background and 3+ years of professional experience. I also have 3+ years of software development and engineering experience primarily focused in web application design. My primary specialty is printed circuit board (PCB) design. I enjoy tinkering and one of my favorite project categories to work on is Tesla coils. These devices have fascinated me since my childhood and continue to inspire me today to try to come up with new ways of doing things and introduce new ideas to the field. 

I am a family man, married to my wife of 3 years and the father of an amazing little boy. Often supporting my family leaves me with little time and money for my hobbies, so when I do have a project it tends to drag out for quite some time. By supporting me through Patreon I will be able to apply your donations directly to my projects, which I will most often share through my YouTube channel (DerStrom8). These projects will be open-source whenever possible, and I am always willing to answer questions whenever they come up.

I am continually learning and exploring new concepts and I hope you will join me in my quest for new knowledge and understanding in the vast field of electronics!

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