Several years ago, old colleagues started asking me for help with various projects. It started with 3D modeling and printing, and expanded into software and embedded electronics as my skill set grew. My customers have included individual entrepreneurs, clubs, and promising startups. I'm now a more or less professional operation (LLC pending). If you have an idea or want to make something and don't know where to start, start with me! I have the skills to prototype most products, and the industry knowledge to point you to the right people if it's beyond me. I can do all of the following for you:
- Design, assemble, and write firmware for electronics (PCBAs)
- Write test scripts and other software tools
- Design and prototype a product, machine, or device
- Interface with distributors and manufacturers to get things made
- Consult on various aspects of your project
Contact and Rates
I am open to work with individuals and businesses in the Northeastern US. If you're interested in what I have to offer, send me an email using the contact page. I will email you back and we'll discuss the scope of your needs to see if I'm a good match for you. If so, I will draft up an agreement for you and we can get started. Depending on the nature of the project, I will either charge by the hour (with or without cap), by stipend upon completion, or in rare cases, in equity or the like. My rates are considered competitive for my industry and abilities.
Agreement & Legal
The simplest way to work with me is retainer-style; provide me with your contractor boilerplate, and I'll do work for you on request if I have availability. For project-oriented work, you can view a sample agreement here. Every aspect of it can be negotiated to your liking; you're also welcome to present your own agreement if you have one. My agreement covers objectives, scheduling, compensation, IP rights, NDA and non-compete. As an independent contractor, I maintain a 1099 relationship to you and am responsible for my own income tax.