WILLIAM J. BEATY
7540 NW 20th Ave
Seattle, WA 98117

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EXPERIENCE:

01 - pres, RESEARCH ENGINEER, CHEMISTRY DEPT., U. OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE WA 98195
Research instrumentation design consultant, high voltage, power RF, instrument repair.

97 - 01 , HW/SW ENGINEER, MICROSCAN SYSTEMS INC., RENTON WA 98055
Design engineering of laser barcode readers for MS9, MS820, MS850, MS860, MS880 products. Realtime Embedded programming in Hitachi H8/300 assembler and C language. Design of PCBs for power/comm/logic interface and EMI/ESD suppression. IrDA design; integrated commercial IrDA stack for field- programmed sensors via PDA. Created/maintained inhouse webpages.

97 - 99, Physics Lecturer at various workshops and conferences.
Univ. Dallas C3P project, '99 BC Homeschool Conference, '99 Exotic Research Conference Phoenix AZ.

11/93-12/97, DESIGN ENGINEER, EATON\CUTLER-HAMMER SENSORS GROUP, EVERETT, WA 98203
Project team leader in ISO-9001 environment. Performed design engineering for numerous optosensor products (Zero Pressure Accum. sensor network, "Prism" line, "Comet" longrange thru-beam, E-51, E-58) Redesigned PCBs for harsh EMI conditions. Wrote motor ctrl & data collection software for custom automatic wafer tester. Performed full qualification testing on new products. Founded a corporate inhouse WWW site and wrote html and Unix scripts. Built engineering prototypes. Organized and maintained the engineering dept. equipment inventory, calibration, and parts inventory.

3/91-2/93, CO-OWNER AND DEVICE DESIGNER, TEKNOS INC. SEATTLE, WA 98103
Co-manager of a consensus based design firm. Designed and fabricated many science exhibit devices and controllers: computer-scanned proximity sensor matching games, maglev track, electric 'cannon car' w/embedded CPU for motion control, ramped-on-off projector lamp preserver, & outreach electricity kit with electronic devices to make electricity flow visible. Built 100 KV Tesla coil for commercial lightning photography. Designed PC computer-based fiber optic stepper motor shutter system. Extensive design and programming with Motorola 8-bit embedded controllers, HW interfacing, assy. lang. routines for realtime high speed control, and product and software documentation. Extensive use of digital and analog design, schematic CAD, computer interfaces, PCB design and CAD, desktop PCB fab, component level debug, board stuffing, soldering, and wire wrap. Installed and repaired office telephone system.

9/89-3/91, CONCEPTS FORMULATION, DINAMATION INT'L INC., SEATTLE, WA
Designed and built interactive museum exhibits in water physics, electricity, and light. Designed electricity education and science ed. products for Dinamation's school outreach programs. Designed and built interfaces from PC-AT to robotic dinosaurs. Wrote PC software for robot sequencer programming and motion editing. Designed the computer, motion control, power, audio, and drive subsystems for Giant Earthquake table exhibit, Giant Shark Robot, Giant Whale Robot, interactive water fountain, 'Frozen Water' LED strobe fountain, and Giant Spectrum Projector exhibits. Tech writing: Created artwork, exhibit labels, and product manuals using Mac software. Performed PCB design and fab. Repaired computers, motion controls.

OTHER WORK:

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, BOSTON, MA 02114
Conceived, designed, and built many custom electronic and computer devices for explaining science to the public. Created interactive devices for exhibits on Robotics & AI, Electricity hall interactives, Chaos & Fractals, Newtonian Mechanics, 3-D Display Technology, and Telecomm Tech. Extensive use of interactive concepts, TTL, CMOS, and analog circuit design and fabrication, triac power control, computer interfacing, systems programming in assembler, AV Systems Integration, and PC design & fab. Wrote numerous articles on new methods for explaining physics to the public. Gave outside lectures, wrote lecture handouts.

Part-time science textbook consultant for various publishers:
Silver-Burdette-Ginn SCIENCE textbook series, Holt-Rinehart- Winston HOLT SCIENCE textbook series, Harcourt-Brace-Jovanovich LINCOLN HOMEWORK ENCYCLOPEDIA. Consultant on Robert Gardner ELECTRICITY.

Lecturer on electricity misconceptions and teaching at:
Massachusetts area science teaching (MAST) conventions, workshops, and schools. Wrote numerous short articles on physics misconceptions as lecture handouts.

ELECTRONICS DEPT. HEAD, MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, BOSTON, MA 02114
Ran the museum's Electronics department w/three techs, one programmer. Personal work included electronics design and fab for new exhibits, exhibit lighting, component level repair of electronic and mechanical exhibits, video, audio, and computer debugging, and systems programming of PC, Apple, Wang, and DG-Eclipse computers. Systems integration and programming of computer- based map/data-base exhibit, RF-cued theatrical lighting and sound control computer. Concepts, design, and fab of numerous devices for an exhibit on electricity.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, SYKES DATATRONICS, ROCHESTER, NY 14617
Redesigned HW and wrote embedded SW for "Callscan" phoneline activity recorder. Designed I/F modules and wrote SW for TRACE ATE system. Inspected new PCBs and ordered reworks. Wrote EPROM monitors for new products. Wrote troubleshooting procedures for installation manuals. Wrote SW in assembler for Z-80, 6502, and 6809. Some BASIC and FORTH.

RESEARCH. ASST., UR CENTER FOR VISUAL SCI., ROCHESTER, NY 14627
Designed, built, & wrote all SW for a CPU-based vision test system for Retinitis screening. Designed complex waveform synthesizer boards for portable computers. Wrote much SW for interactive data gathering in vision research. Calibrated research equipment. Built equipment from schematics.

INSTALLER/REPAIR, NYS BELL TELEPHONE CO., ELMIRA, NY
Part time summer job as "the telephone man."


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