If you studied Electrical Engineering at NC State, you know Rudy. Rudy has run the electronics shop in the ECE Dept at State since the late 1970s!
Rudy began his career serving in the Navy on board the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz repairing teletype and secure communications equipment. This helped prepare him for the wide range of exotic laboratory equipment he is often called on to repair at NC State.
With a natural instinct for inventing using the materials at hand and experience-wrought craftsmanship skills, Rudy has constructed literally thousands of personal electronics projects. From little electric motors made from nails and wires to crystal radios to autonomous robots, many a Senior Design project has been saved from disaster by his helpful hints. I've seen this guy create and invent everything imaginable!