Freelance Tech Journalist / Technical Writer, Engineering Consultant

Jeremy Cook Consulting

Jeremy Cook is a freelance tech journalist and engineering consultant with over 10 years of factory automation experience. An avid maker and experimenter, you can follow him on Twitter, or see his electromechanical exploits on the Jeremy S. Cook YouTube Channel!

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You want to play with lasers? Take safety seriously - Other

January 06, 2017

If you grew up in the 1980s (or likely earlier) and were interested in technology whatsoever, you probably thought lasers were pretty awesome. Portray...


Use Jigs For Time Savings and Accuracy - Blog

December 02, 2016

When I worked as an engineer in manufacturing, an important part of my job was designing fixtures to help others do their job better. 


Make Your Own Video Games With These MakerPro Gaming Solutions - Story

November 17, 2016

If you're reading this, it's likely you grew up with video games, or at least have been exposed to them for the last 30 years or so. 

Open Source

Sell your MakerPro products on Tindie - Other

November 04, 2016

So you've made something that you think the world - or at least a small segment of it - would be interested in. In other words, you want to go from Ma...

Open Source

Prepare for Future MakerPro Projects with Inexpensive Parts - Blog

October 28, 2016

When I'm inspired to make a new project, the last thing I want is to wait several days to make it. 

Analog & Power

A Passive Infrared Sensor Adds an Extra Dimension to Halloween Props - Blog

October 20, 2016

Recently I constructed an "infinity mirror," a mirror configuration with lights inside that appears to stretch to infinity. 


For the Professional Maker: Make your product a Maker Faire success - Other

July 14, 2016

As a MakerPro, if you have a product or service to offer, Maker Faires can be a natural fit for promotion. Though they vary greatly in size and audien...


Here's how to build multiples of your design - Blog

June 10, 2016

As a MakerPro, you likely sometimes produce things for your own use or entertainment. However, you usually have ideas that are good enough to share wi...


Use pneumatics to supercharge your next project - Other

May 12, 2016

Air-powered, or pneumatic, machinery has long been a staple of automated manufacturing. Able to deliver an incredible amount of force at a high speed,...

Open Source

Many attempts before DIY perfection - Other

May 09, 2016

About three years ago, I was introduced to something called a StrandBeest. This mechanism, which can be translated from Dutch as beach monster, involv...

Open Source

Raspberry Pi and Arduino in industrial applications - Other

April 28, 2016

When I think of the term MakerPro, I think of someone who has established his own business based on being extremely good at what people most consider...


It can be a scary world out there - Other

April 25, 2016

In March of this year, I quit my engineering job at a medium-sized company to work for myself as a technical writer and consultant. People sometimes c...


Passion turns into sales - Other

April 13, 2016

Lots of people have ideas for new inventions or devices. In my case, I've found that most of them aren't really viable, but a few could be commerciall...


Design machine vision into your embedded system - Other

April 06, 2016

Machine vision systems from companies like Cognex, Keyence, Banner, and others are used to check the quality of parts that an assembly line produces....

Software & OS

MakerPros: You probably started life programming PLCs - Other

March 22, 2016

In 2004, I graduated with a mechanical engineering degree, and, like most of my classmates, knew a bit of programming, mostly using BASIC and MATLAB....

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