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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Open Source

Making the leap from Arduino to Raspberry Pi: Initial use experience - Other

May 24, 2017

As mentioned in my last article, I have a decent amount of experience with Arduino boards, and quite a bit more with industrial programmable logic con...

Open Source

Modify a servo for continuous rotation - Other

April 28, 2017

You've probably seen hobby-style servos are used in many DIY and MakerPro projects. Cheap, and accurate enough for many applications, they're used in...

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Go wireless with Bluetooth control - Other

April 20, 2017

If you've been experimenting with development boards like the Arduino Uno, turning on a light automatically can be useful, and there is a wide variety...


Arduino development boards: The Mega - Blog

April 07, 2017

In this series, I’ve gone over the Arduino Uno development board that seems to be the de facto MakerPro standard, as well as the Nano, which is great when you need very similar capabilities in a...

Open Source

Arduino development boards: The Nano - Other

March 02, 2017

As touched on in my first post on the Arduino Uno, Arduino development boards have in many ways revolutionized hobby, and now MakerPro electronics. No longer does one have to spend close to $100...


An Arduino Nano-powered GoPro voice control fixture - Other

February 09, 2017

Since I purchased a DSLR camera several years ago, I’ve been fascinated with taking good photos. This has paid off with (hopefully) better photos of my family and recreational pursuits, but has...

Open Source

MakerPros: Keep selling yourself - Other

February 03, 2017

You may have heard the phrase in sales, "always be closing," conveniently abbreviated "ABC." As a MakerPro, I don't think that phrase, though easily a...


Nixie tubes: Vintage tech for today - Other

January 19, 2017

Nixie tubes, if you haven’t heard of them, are display devices that look like vacuum tubes, but are actually filled with gas. When electricity is applied to one of the characters inside, it...

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Free MakerPro stuff: What's the real cost? - Other

January 13, 2017

Perhaps I should start this article off by talking about my "free" dog, Evie. My wife and I adopted her at no cost when she was few weeks old, and she...


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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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