My name is Coyt Barringer and I’m currently a Sophomore studying Electrical Engineering at the University of South Florida.
I have many activities and hobbies that I enjoy, but I’m most passionate about Electronics in general and especially high voltage and communication technology. I live and breathe circuits, and consider myself a Hacker in the sense that I love to create anything simply for the sake of creation. Over the years, I’ve worked on coutless projects including High Altitude Balloons, UAV’s, Nuclear Fusors (IEC), huge Tesla Coils, Rail & Coil guns, various robotics, etc…
As for my other interests and hobbies, I currently have an Internship with the MITRE corporation, I’m the president of X-Labs engineering club at USF, and I hold a general class Amateur (HAM) Radio license – I’m KJ4AWM. I also love messing with Linux, playing tennis, running, and hiking. I’m attempting to get into long distance “ultralight” hiking and backpacking as well.
Business and entrepreneurship have always fascinated me, and I’m currently an owner and cofounder of the startup company, E5 Engineering. Our products are all under the SharkBox Power branding. I’m working with another engineer / partner on this venture. We specialize in power systems, and our flagship product is the P1600 portable power system. Several other products are in the works including Quark, a micro waterproof phone charging system as well as Pulse, a rugged bluetooth boombox.
I’m extremely interested in starting a Mesh Networking project as well. I’ve been researching Project Meshnet for a while and am thinking about opening a MeshLocal for Tampa. Please contact me if you’re interested in participating.
The purpose of this blog is to document my projects as well as my ideas and thoughts as I have them. Most will be tech related, but I’m not sure where this adventure will take me so stay tuned!