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Chronicles of Planet Analog Talented Authors: Dennis Feucht

One of my most talented and interesting authors on Planet Analog and EDN is Dennis Feucht. He has written numerous popular articles and blogs for me. His articles can range from in-depth electronics analysis to advanced technology and flying saucers. Feucht is a proven and well-respected engineer whom I value for his technical expertise and offbeat writing style. Most of his work is of a technical nature. However, he also occasionally presents a unique perspective on unusual topics.

Feucht's unique way of searching through reams of material and formulating an opinion based on his experience, personality, and investigative flair for the controversial makes his articles and topics among the most informative and interesting pieces of work in electronics today.

He began his electronics career in his early teens and went to work for Tektronix at 17 while he studied engineering at Oregon State University. Feucht worked in instrument design and research at Tek for 15 years and then went into power electronics.

In 1988, he became a post-employed engineer and has been working since then on medical instruments, motor drives, power converters, automotive engine modeling, electronics books and articles, astrionics and astronautical engineering, robotics, airbag testing, off-grid electric systems, and measurement instruments.

Feucht's lab on the southeast corner of his mountaintop home as viewed from his desk.

Feucht's lab on the southeast corner of his mountaintop home as viewed from his desk.

Feucht has written some technology books, including a four-volume set on analog circuit design. He now mostly does electronics research and helps people with electronics design problems and projects while promoting open-source electronics from his jungle laboratory on a hilltop in the Central American bush.

Feucht's view of the northeast side of his house from the lawn of his mountaintop retreat.

Feucht's view of the northeast side of his house from the lawn of his mountaintop retreat.

He has studied the nature of the social order to some depth, and this has influenced his move out of the developed world.

Paradise.

Paradise.

3 comments on “Chronicles of Planet Analog Talented Authors: Dennis Feucht

  1. fasmicro
    September 13, 2014

    He has studied the nature of the social order to some depth, and this has influenced his move out of the developed world.

    I like that last photo with the rainbow. Can someone make a device that when propelled can create rainbow on the sky? Seriously, there are many talented people here. They are also experienced. Analog is not a game for the newbies. You need experience in it. Great, we have a community with legends in the field.

  2. D Feucht
    September 14, 2014

    “… in the field.” In the bush (jungle), actually.

    The sentence from the article that you quoted is perhaps the most profound in the article. Engineers can well imagine the effects of a long-term dysfunctional electricity grid. One study of this scenario concluded that 90 % of the U.S. population would die as a result:

    http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/millions-of-americans-are-vulnerable-to-starvation-almost-at-the-point-of-no-return-with-regard-to-the-coming-food-riots_08222014

    Causes for grid shutdown range from suitcase-sized EMP bombs to snipers shooting at transformers to a cyberattack. Urban life in the developed world is anything but safe. Unless 6 links of credit work, the food trucks no longer back up to the loading docks at the supermarkets. It would not require a physical attack to be lethal; a grand financial-system failure would also do it. The big money players are acting strangely right now:

    http://moneymorning.com/ext/articles/rickards/55-billion-gamble.php?iris=252777

    The major trends indicate that financial collapse is drawing near. Websearch for “Jim Rickards” article(s), a financial analyst hired by the CIA to assist them in the category of financial warfare. One Fed governor admitted to him that the Fed is bankrupt. War now is total, involving everything, not just soldiers in armies on battlefields. Be prepared, if possible, or get out while you can. There is very little time left. One Rickards page with some interesting charts is here:

    http://pro.moneymappress.com/MMRBSSH49/PMMRQ822/?iris=252777&h=true

  3. CameronRobertson
    July 25, 2018

    One of my most favourite things to do on this site is to read about the history of some of the article writers here. It's really quite amazing to read up about how they have come to this current position and all about their bevy of experience over the years. It's really quite motivating too and it encourages me to keep learning in my daily work and life too. Thanks for sharing your stories guys!

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