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Hi there! My name is Nathan Petersen. I'm currently a graduate student at UW-Madison studying Electrical Engineering with emphasis on design and control of electric machines. For more, see my bio.

Perusing this website, you'll find posts about my projects and experiences, among other things. Many posts are related to the web or electronics, as those are areas of interest for me.

Feel free to email me if you have any comments or questions.

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Top Posts

For the best of the best on this website, make sure to check out the following posts, curatored by me!


Gradled Mini: Prototype Modular Discrete LED Display

November 11th, 2018 · Projects / Electronics

Circuit and PCB design for tileable LED matrix.


AMDC: Advanced Motor Drive Controller

September 5th, 2018 · Projects / Electronics

Complex schematic and PCB design for college Independent Study.


Razzler: POV LED Top

May 15th, 2018 · Projects / Electronics

Custom designed persistence of vision toy top to display animations while spinning.


Optimizing for Workloads: Linux Spinlocks vs. Mutexes

February 17th, 2019 · Projects / Software

Analysis of synchronization primitive implementation for high performance applications.


Interning at Silicon Labs, the Sequel - Summer 2018

September 9th, 2018 · Experiences

Experiences going back for another summer internship.