Software-Defined Power

Over the last decade, consumer electronics became excellent at handling electric power - converting it, moving it, storing it. Mobile computers, electric vehicles, and micro-scale solar installations all demanded these improvements, so the industry delivered. Let's investigate some of the core advances here, and try bringing them to hobbyist applications.


Smartfet is a small, self-contained module designed to abstract away the complexity of high-power switching. It's designed as a simple answer to the question, “how can I modulate power to this beefy load?”


Cricket is a hobbyist-grade solution for 360ยบ planar rangefinding and mapping. Intended to be a rudimentary imitation of LiDAR, we trade the precision optoelectronics for hardware that's dirt-cheap and readily accessible.