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Circuit Break Podcast #227

Ultrasonic Beer Science – Eli Hughes of Tzero

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June 3, 2020, Episode #227

Eli Hughes of Tzero Brew joins the podcast to discuss the research and development of the Ultrasonic Tzero Fermentation Sensor.

Eli Hughes

  • The CTO of TZero Research and Development
  • TZero was founded in 2016 by 3 Penn State University graduates who have training and experience in embedded systems, acoustics, mechanical engineering and software
  • Technical background is in electronics, software and acoustics
  • Currently also does work for NXP semiconductors
  • Worked at the Penn State Applied Research Lab where he worked on applications in sensors, condition based maintenance,  robotics, undersea vehicles and  space science
  • Taught part time in the Penn State University EE Department
  • Plays guitar and keyboard and enjoys woodworking.
Eli Hughes, CTO of TZero Research and Development

Eli Hughes, CTO of TZero Research and Development

The Real-Time fermentation monitor sensor. Uses Ultrasonic waves to measure the density and activity of the yeast!

The Real-Time fermentation monitor sensor. Uses Ultrasonic waves to measure the density and activity of the yeast!

Reducing PCB footprint to enable a better packaging of the enclosure.

Reducing PCB footprint to enable a better packaging of the enclosure.

About the Hosts

Parker dillmann
  Parker Dillmann

Parker is an Electrical Engineer with backgrounds in Embedded System Design and Digital Signal Processing. He got his start in 2005 by hacking Nintendo consoles into portable gaming units. The following year he designed and produced an Atari 2600 video mod to allow the Atari to display a crisp, RF fuzz free picture on newer TVs. Over a thousand Atari video mods where produced by Parker from 2006 to 2011 and the mod is still made by other enthusiasts in the Atari community.

In 2006, Parker enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin as a Petroleum Engineer. After realizing electronics was his passion he switched majors in 2007 to Electrical and Computer Engineering. Following his previous background in making the Atari 2600 video mod, Parker decided to take more board layout classes and circuit design classes. Other areas of study include robotics, microcontroller theory and design, FPGA development with VHDL and Verilog, and image and signal processing with DSPs. In 2010, Parker won a Ti sponsored Launchpad programming and design contest that was held by the IEEE CS chapter at the University. Parker graduated with a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Spring of 2012.

In the Summer of 2012, Parker was hired on as an Electrical Engineer at Dynamic Perception to design and prototype new electronic products. Here, Parker learned about full product development cycles and honed his board layout skills. Seeing the difficulties in managing operations and FCC/CE compliance testing, Parker thought there had to be a better way for small electronic companies to get their product out in customer's hands.

Parker also runs the blog, longhornengineer.com, where he posts his personal projects, technical guides, and appnotes about board layout design and components.

Stephen Kraig
  Stephen Kraig

Stephen Kraig began his electronics career by building musical oriented circuits in 2003. Stephen is an avid guitar player and, in his down time, manufactures audio electronics including guitar amplifiers, pedals, and pro audio gear. Stephen graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Special thanks to whixr over at Tymkrs for the intro and outro!