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