If anyone feels this is an unacceptable misuse of one of these groups -- speak up, I'll take it into account next time.
I'm down to just one customer, with a couple of possibilities in the future but nothing certain. I vastly prefer to have two or three at a time, to fill my time in the natural pauses that happen in any project, and to keep a variety of work in front of me. So if you've just been dying to have me work on your project, I'm available. My email is on my web page, it is tim (at) wescottdesign (dot) com.
I do:1: Embedded control design -- if you have a thing you want controlled well, but all you get out of it is shakin' and shimmyin' (or smoke), then call me. This includes all-digital brushed and brushless motor designs, heater loops, etc. If you have a thing that you think can be controlled but aren't sure, I can assess the feasibility of what you're doing before you expend a lot of resources going down a dead end.
2: Certain oddball communications problems. I _don't_ know all of the established standards and whatnot, but if you have some weirdo low-level problem to solve (i.e., communicating over strange channels, or extracting data from normal channels that isn't normally extracted) then I may be able to help.3: Analog circuit design and embedded software design -- yes, I managed to avoid learning much digital design. My Verilog and VHDL skills are just good enough to show that a concept works, while motivating a _real_ digital designer to take a project out of my hands. But my analog design and embedded software design skills are somewhere in the really good but not excellent level.
Past projects have included: diesel engine speed control, motion control for high-end LED photoprinters, motion control for gimbaled aerial imaging equipment, temperature control of various sorts, video phase- locked loops, precision time-of-arrival algorithms for cell phone signals for Enhanced 911 locating, communication via pressure pulses in liquids, hand-held specialty measuring instruments for assessing the safety of athletic fields, a PCB that implemented precision torque and speed control of motors, and various other projects.