Garrick Ensminger[edit | edit source]

Email: ghensmin@mtu.edu

About Me[edit | edit source]

My name is Garrick Ensminger, and I am a junior in Electrical Engineering. In my free time I enjoy playing basketball and ping pong, reading good books, and practicing the piano. Within my field of study I am most interested in electronics and embedded systems.

Interests[edit | edit source]

  • Electronics
  • Microcontrollers
  • IoT
  • Robotics

Experience[edit | edit source]

  • Completed a co-op that involved PLC programming, electrical drafting, and occasional machine troubleshooting in a manufacturing facility
  • Programmed Arduinos in a different enterprise in fall 2018
  • Participated in FIRST Robotics Competition for four years

Open Source Hardware Enterprise[edit | edit source]

Fall 2019: Industrial Recyclebot V2 (Link)[edit | edit source]

During this semester the Recyclebot team has been preparing to build the next iteration of Recyclebot. This has entailed lots of planning and research on the electrical side. Some ways I have helped my team out include assisting with teardown, cleaning, and maintenance of existing components; beginning analysis of old code to see what can be reused; conducting feasibility study on old version's AC induction motor to determine whether it would suit our new demands for control; and contributing to the final draft of our EMI proposal.