Best Practices for Electronics Systems

Best Practices for Electronics System:...
Read More

Workshop: Fly Behavior Simulation

Fly Behavior Simulation...
Read More

Soldering for Electronics

Soldering Lesson Sheet in PDF format Soldering Lesson 2017-11-04 Safety: ☐ Don’t touch the hot end of the iron to your skin, or vice versa. ☐ Wear safety glasses. ☐ Use an exhaust fan so you don’t breathe the fumes. ☐ Use solder that does not contain lead metal, if it...
Read More

Rapid Climate Change: What can I do about it?

I thought about building carbon-capture machinery. I could do that. But then I thought about how that research is funded. The ONLY solution is to fill the Government with Scientists and Engineers, particularly women. Then we might be able to achieve significant carbon...
Read More


Hi! I’m Paul Mirel.

I’m a spacecraft systems engineer and teacher. I design and build space instruments to measure the light leftover from the Big Bang, and I teach engineering skills to art students. I make pottery, too.

I hope you enjoy what you find on my webpage!

My opinions are my own, in case there was any question about that.



15 + 10 =

Intro to Neopixels

  simple_neopixels code simple_neopixels_strip_test code Buy neopixel strips here. Buy power supplies here. This is the 4 Ampere one we used in class. It can comfortably power as many as 67 neopixels. This is the adapter we used to connect the power supply....