Charles Hamilton is the owner of HudsonWerks, a New York City-based DIY hardware and new product development shop. Passionate about emerging technologies, open source hardware, and the maker movement, Charles' background as a technology creative, entrepreneur, and maker provides a unique perspective for readers.
Besides the BeagleBone Black, Charles has worked with other hardware platforms including the Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and Udoo development boards, open source board architecture and PCB design, micromechatronics, sensors, and Zigbee devices, as well as emerging low-cost manufacturing and design tools including 3D printing and laser cutting. Among other subjects, he keenly follows advances and design challenges in the arenas of space technologies and next-gen health and wellness devices.
He is a former Creative Director at AT&T and product developer at a New-York-based new product development agency with development expertise spanning devices in the consumer electronics, digital media, display, voice recognition, and telecommunication markets. He is also the proud papa to his 3-year-old son, Hudson.
Charles would like to acknowledge the invaluable support and contributions of Jason Kridner, the Texas Instruments embedded applications evangelist and founder of BeagleBoard.org.