Maybe Ron can help you...
Ron was hooked on electronics by 11 years of age. His early years were primarily
focused on learning electronic design, TV repair, and Ham Radio. He attended the
University of California, Berkeley Engineering School and studied computer
hardware and software design, pre-med, and AFROTC.
After graduating he served as an engineering officer in the U.S. Air Force for 4
years, then followed his calling to the mecca of engineers: Silicon Valley, CA.
During the next 8 years he worked for various Silicon Valley companies helping to
develop products ranging from VME CPU boards that control robots to military
Vehicle Electronics (Vetronics) to medical products. He was a primary
software/system architect for a 2400 MHz digital key telephone system.
In mid 1993, he left the corporate world to pursue a product that combined two
of his hobbies: computers and flying airplanes. The first product was called Flight
Scheduling System (FSS) and was sold to flying clubs and car sharing
organizations to completely manage the scheduling of their vehicles by a
Concurrent to full-time employment, since the early 80's, Ron operated Wilder
Engineering to both consult and design for various individuals and companies. He
enjoys helping others turn their ideas into practical manufacturable products. He
especially enjoys using microcontrollers to create small devices that are
intelligent or control things.
Ron has always tried to learn a little about a lot of things. By not specializing in a
single specialty, he has "touched" many different areas. This approach provides
him with the ability to better develop the architecture of systems. As an
example, he can help his clients evaluate the trade-offs between software,
digital, analog and microcontoller design and can thereby help to develop a
product that best fits the customer's requirements.
In the past few years, Ron met the gal of his dreams, got married, moved to
Reno, NV and set up shop to focus his energy on helping others turn their ideas