Custom Electronic Gadgets and Prototypes
My name is Jürgen Schmidt. This is a German name and Anglicized would be something like “George Smith”. That my surname is Schmidt is appropriate since I make stuff. The word “smith” in English and “Schmied” in German have similar meanings and the base,”smi-” means “to cut or work with a sharp instrument”. The word is usually associated with metal-working. I believe, though, that it can be associated with the making of anything – program code, food sculptures, writing, putting in a garden, whatever.
Mostly, I make electronic gadgets. Usually, I do this because the device I want doesn’t exist, is too expensive to buy, or doesn’t have some of the features I want. Sometimes I make my own gadgets because what’s commercially available has too many features or is just too complex.
I make electronic toys to amuse my cats, I make custom electronic gadgets and prototypes for product developers and inventors, and I make gadgets to make life easier, whether it’s my own or someone else’s.
While my work is to make gadgets for others, I also like to help people make their own. Many of the postings, projects and magazine articles you’ll find here are about teaching how to do something, and providing resource guides for additional information.
I welcome comments on what you see here, and, if you want to contact me and get a reply, please select “Contact” and send me a message.