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Shop Technicians

Shop Techs

If you need advice or help with a project, find a shop tech who has a matching skill set, find their hours, and come in to the shop when they're here or email them. Please note that our shop techs are also rather busy. Please Google your question and search for answers there before coming in. Thank you!

Joe Bussio - Shop Manager


  • Many, many skills
  • Analog design
  • Transistors
  • Literally everything else
  • So many others ... he's too modest to say anything though

Eric Barker - Shop Manager

Eric was born and raised in Denver, CO. He loves spending time in the mountains with his family! He's got a super cute kid that you might see occasionally at the shop too.

  • PCB layout & design
  • Embedded Programming
  • Woodworking
  • Analog design

Bryce Hamilton

An electrical engineering senior, Bryce is tired of theory-based academics and only survives his classes because of laboratory studies. He finds the most satisfaction in projects that meander between disciplines and involve CAD modeling and assembly, as well as circuit design and coding. Outside of school he enjoys skiing and bushcraft/minimalist camping.

  • PCB layout & design (KiCAD, Eagle)
  • CAD (SolidWorks, Fusion360)
  • 3D Printing (FDM)
  • Analog Design
  • Mechatronic System Design (Robotic theory, State space models)
  • Embedded Programming (C, Arduino, micro python)
  • PCB Manufacturing (CNC Milling)

Jacob Boyer

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Jacob Boyer is a senior at BYU studying mechanical engineering. He hails from Longmont, CO and loves robotics and mechatronic systems.

  • CAD
  • 3D Printing
  • Mechatronic System Design (Robotics)

Katie Price

Katie Arnesen
Katie is from Cincinnati Ohio and started at BYU in 2020. She loves singing in choral groups and recently climbed her first mountain. She is managing the Automated Robotics Competitions Fall 2023 - Winter 2024 and is starting the Wind Energy Capstone Fall 2023.

  • Soldering
  • Eagle PCB design
  • Crimping Molex Pins
  • Drilling Concrete
  • 3D Printing
  • Embedded Programming (C, C++)
  • Laser Cutting and Engraving
  • Poster Printing and Cutting
  • Surface Mount Soldering

Mihai Stanciu

Cool senior mechanical engineering dude.

  • 3D modeling/drafting
  • Prototyping
  • Manufacturing
  • 3D printing
  • Laser cutting (advanced manufacturing)

Nathan Horne


  • 3D modeling / CAD
  • Laser cutting
  • Prototyping
  • Circuit design
  • Troubleshooting
  • Soldering
  • Poster printing
  • C, C++, Python, command line (bash / zsh)
  • Linux

Ben Duncan

A computer engineer in his 5th year, Ben really wants to graduate and leave college. He loves working on a variety of projects ranging from mechanical design, art, programming, and being in the outdoors.

  • Embedded Programming: Arduino, C, C++ (including Arduino, Adafruit, and ESP programming on an Apple laptop)
  • Web Development: HTML, javascript, typescript, CSS & SCSS, etc.
  • Object Oriented Programming: Java, C#, C++, etc.
  • 3D printing & 3D modeling (intermediate)
  • Analog Circuit Design and Analysis
  • "Num-chuk skills... bow-hunting skills... computer hacking skills..." - ND

Bradley Daines

USU transfer student, born and raised in Cache Valley Utah. Served two year mission in the Louisville, Kentucky mission.

  • Lithophane creation/fusion 360 3D modeling
  • C/Python programming
  • Soldering
  • Laser cutting
  • 3d printing
  • Inventory

Ben Broce

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Ben is a computer engineer on the Mars Rover Capstone team, and has been an embedded electronics, open source, and robotics enthusiast for over a decade. He hails from the mountains of North Carolina, enjoys spending time with friends and family in nature, and is an aspiring triathlete.

  • Embedded Systems Design & Programming (C/C++ for microcontrollers, ASM, FPGAs, State Machines)
  • Linux
  • PCB Design (KiCAD, Eagle)
  • Basic Shop Fabrication (Machine Shop, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting)
  • Circuit Prototyping (Soldering, Debugging, Discrete Digital & Analog Design)