Hello there! My name is Willem Ellis and I make things. Technically I studied Electrical Engineering and currently work as a Software Engineer, but all of that is already well-documented on my Linkedin. What's important here is that I enjoy making things. I pour myself into my personal projects every night after work. Anything I can dream up is fair game. Because of my ever-growing skill set I usually have the means to bring my ideas to life, but whatever I don't already know, I learn.
I'm currently working on my quadcopter, a project I started in the Summer of 2012. It evolved into my senior project for school and I continue to work on it to this day. Unfortunately it has yet to take its maiden flight, but the frame and electronics were designed and built by my father and me. The eventual goal is to have a fully autonomous craft.
This project was completed as a side-project relating to the quadcopter. I had to design and build a functioning altimeter in order to allow for altitude hold. A video demonstration of the altimeter outputting pressure readings can be found here.
I love beer, and I enjoy making it just as much as I enjoy drinking it. My love for making beer started with a small kit for making a gallon of beer. It was on sale at William Sonoma so I figured why not. This grew into a full-fledged obsession with making beer. I'm still a relative novice, but I find making beer quite relaxing as well as rewarding.