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
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.
Co-Founder and Lead Electrical Designer @ I work with customers to get their projects and products to a manufacturable state. Researching EDA tools to decrease customer friction while using the interface. Designing processes for the assembly line, shipping, inventory management. Filling in gaps on the assembly line, quality control, testing, and shipping. From October 2013 to Present (2 years 1 month) Houston, TexasWebmaster and Owner @ Built an easy to maintain and operate website based off of WordPress
Provide electronic modification service for gaming consoles and repair services
Design, test, and produce a variety of products ranging from Arduino Shields and Microcontroller boards
Designed, tested, and produced a S-Video mod for the Atari 2600 Video game console From February 2007 to Present (8 years 9 months) Electrical Engineer @ Designed and prototyped new electrical products. From June 2012 to October 2013 (1 year 5 months) Houston, TexasI&E @ Setting up and maintaining the 900MHz SCADA systems. From April 2012 to June 2012 (3 months) McAlester, OKStudent Assistant @ Check out textbooks and organize course surveys for TAs and Professors.Help with tasks like moving files, organizing supplies, and basic computer diagnostics.Help professors in the department with various tasks. From May 2008 to January 2012 (3 years 9 months) Austin, Texas AreaTexas Instruments Launchpad Winner @ Sponsored by Texas Instruments who provided MSP-430 Launchpads. Had to rapidly develop an embedded system from design concept to working prototype. Embedded system was a security system based on a "knock knock" pattern. From October 2010 to October 2010 (1 month) Intern @ Worked with employees to increase the safety and efficiency of the shop.
Designed shop floor layouts and repainted tools, desks, and bins From May 2007 to August 2007 (4 months) Volunteer. @ Cleaned and feed a variety of wildlife. Operated the front desk. Clocked 100+ Volunteer Hours From May 2005 to August 2005 (4 months)
Bachelor of Science, Elecrical Engineering @ The University of Texas at Austin From 2006 to 2011 Parker Dillmann is skilled in: Embedded System Design, Digital Image Processing, Microcontrollers, Soldering, PCB Design, C Programming, Electronic Product..., Arduino Platform, Parallax Propeller...
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