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Garrick Ensminger[edit]

Email: ghensmin@mtu.edu

About Me[edit]

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.


  • Electronics
  • Microcontrollers
  • IoT
  • Robotics


  • 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]

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

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.