me

Hello there! Nice to meet you! My name is Jared Jacobson. I am a professional software developer. I have many interests (though narrow focus), all in the technology space. I am always trying to learn new things. In fact, I can get darn right obsessive. My focus overall is in the fields of robotics, electronics, software development (application, embedded, AI, Computer Vision) and space exploration.

When I am not at work, busy with software development, I am a father of two gorgeous children (completely unbiased opinion), a little boy and a girl aged 2 and 5 respectively. I am also married to a wonderful woman (She reminds me daily! ).

My hobbies are ever-expanding, but for the moment they include building 3D printers and CNC machines. Originally I was interested in quad-copters. At the time, they cost a lot of money. I got into 3D printing to help make cheaper quads (I crashed a lot!). This has just grown from there. I also enjoy building the occasional antenna and IoT device.

My intention with this blog is to document my various projects. Due to my terrible memory, I have to keep on re-learning things. Luckily I am a fast learner. By documenting my discoveries, I am hoping to speed up the re-learning process. Another more important reason is that I would like some feedback from people smarter than myself. Different perspectives on some of my ideas and implementations will also be most helpful. I tend to get very zoomed in on problems which can lead to tunnel vision. A further challenge I am faced with is that I am really good at starting projects. Finishing them, on the other hand, is a bit more challenging. My hope is that because I am documenting everything, it will serve as a visual reminder that something needs to be completed.