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Eliot Phillips Resume

Eliot Phillips
Engineer
eliot@robotskirts.com
https://robotskirts.com/category/portfolio/

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Two Bit Circus
Hardware Engineer
2013 – 2020

Worked with a team of designers, engineers, and fabricators to build unique attractions for a brand new family entertainment center. Designed and fabricated circuit boards. Selected, purchased, and wired hardware for a variety of physical arcade games. Designed and assembled player touchscreen tables for a 46 table interactive theater. Updated first and third-party equipment to meet UL/CSA field installation electrical safety requirements.

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Self-Employed
Interactive prop builder
2012 – 2014

Worked on a number of TV, movie, and interactive productions building electronic props for both actors and fans. Installed lighting and laser control hardware into a fun-house style experience for the latest Resident Evil movie. The custom built semi-trailer toured with the film as it premiered in international locations. Installed cellphone tower hardware into a van to create the first private mobile phone network at Defcon, the world’s largest hacker conference. Retrofitted a vending machine to be controlled via cellphone. Managed low voltage wiring logistics for ethernet, 18000 LEDs, linear actuators, lighting, and cooling for an interactive recording studio. Developed custom game hardware for CW’s Capture reality show and TruTV’s Killer Karaoke. Managed a team installing all of the interactive lighting in a 7,000 sqft Avengers fan experience.
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Tecca
Producer
2010 – 2012

Ran team of 30+ freelancers creating timely consumer electronics content. Scheduled daily site updates. Coordinated editorial bug fixes and feature requests with a team of developers. Worked to establish production best practices for contributors to maintain both a consistent voice and technical quality across all site content.

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Hackaday.com
Head Editor
2005 – 2009

Hired to contribute a daily feature post for Hackaday.com and a weekly how­to feature for Engadget.com. In April 2008, site was purchased by Mahalo.com and became the Head Editor. Managed virtual team and site direction. Assigned stories and helped bloggers develop their own original content. Maintained long term project schedules and kept new features on track. Found, interviewed, hired, and trained all new contributors. Worked with team to create regular features that would improve the site’s readership. Updated site code regularly to improve performance. Helped develop original hardware designs and put them into production. Covered and spoke at related tech events and conferences.

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Education
University of Nebraska – Lincoln
B.S. Mechanical Engineering 2005

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Another year older. The photo above is from a sign painting workshop I took from Bryan Yonki last month. This month I’m participating in the UC’s Victory Garden program while I work on purchasing the house next to the Art Park. I still live in Highland Park and work for Two Bit Circus. Our retail space is a year and a half old now and gets more popular every weekend. My parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in February. In the last year, we threw two successful, small warehouse parties. That was a nice experience because up to this point we’ve done larger things outdoors and far out of town. I’m still regularly board gaming with at a weekly meetup with Dave, Pinguino, and Craig, usually for campaign style games, and then I still host a fortnightly game night at work. I started bouldering at LA Boulders last fall after meeting a couple people who described how much they enjoyed the problem solving. I spend about 4 hours a week on it and really enjoy it. This summer I plan on headed back to Space Camp and ToorCamp. The Adidas LED jacket was my favorite project from last year and I’m glad I got to share it with so many people.

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Hey, I’m 37. We’re only a few months away from Two Bit Circus launching our micro amusement park in downtown Los Angeles. I’m still in Highland Park and participating in regular programming at our local art park La Tierra De La Culebra. Our weekly Hacker Drinkup recently celebrated it’s 500th event. I’m running a board game night multiple times a month. It’s also been five years since I owned a car. My birthday was fun mostly for adding another pier photo in the style of Dark City.

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Another year, another couple posts. I’m still working for Two Bit Circus doing any sort of engineering they can throw at me. We’ll be building a permanent facility in downtown LA this year. I live in Highland Park in my coworker’s four-plex. The photo above is from a birthday BBQ in the art park across the street. My friends had lasercut a pair of brass knuckles that can hold a beer can.

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2016-03-10 11.30.09

I turned 35 this year and I only got this post up two months late so far. I’m still living in Highland Park, CA and it’s amazing. There’s a little art park across the street we’re cleaning up and we’ll be showing a movie in it tonight. I still work at Two Bit Circus and I spent my birthday doing an install at Dave and Buster’s in Milipitas which is what my spoooooky photo is from.

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Eliot 34I’m older than I was a year ago! I’m now a full-time engineer at Two Bit Circus who I’ve been working with since last Summer. I still don’t own a motor vehicle. Last month I moved to Highland Park. My coworker lives in a 4-plex that he owns and I rent one of the 1 bedroom units. It’s a great spot and only a few blocks from the train station. I moved Hacker Drinkup with me. We’ve got a diverse regular group of people and no one lives in the same neighborhood. I’ve been better in the last year about posting projects here but it looks like I need to catch up again. In a few days, this blog, which gave me my career path, will turn 10 years old.

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