I first met Gabriel Anzziani, founder of Gabotronics, a couple of years ago when he came out to our inaugural Tampa Mini Maker Faire in 2012. He had these remarkable, and remarkably tiny, oscilloscopes that captured everyone’s interest.
Gabriel’s been on the Maker Faire tour ever since! Since his last visit to Orlando Mini Maker Faire in 2012, he has attended Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire 2013, and gone to New York for World Maker Faire, and to San Francisco for Bay Area Maker Faire. He’s also successfully funded two KickStarter campaigns: The Xprotolab Portable and the Xminilab Portable.
“KickStarter has been an invaluable channel for funding and to promote my ideas,” says Gabriel.
Gabriel will bring his main products (at discounted prices) to Orlando Mini Maker Faire 2013, and about a dozen demos, among them: an “etch a sketch” done by setting the oscilloscope in XY mode; data decoding from a Nintendo Wii Nunchuck; Xprotolabs flashing to the beats of music by using FFTs; a component curve tracer; and a robotic arm using servo motors, controlled by the waveform generator in the Xprotolab.
Gabriel will also be launching a new KickStarter campaign in mid-September for
A little about Gabotronics
Gabotronics, based in Lakewood Ranch, FL, specializes in design and manufacture embedded systems, a direct outgrowth of founder Gabriel’s lifelong interest in electronics. Gabriel remembers disassembling RC cars, and building fans with the motors; creating door alarms from dial phone parts; and getting shocked when playing with relays, and always imagined having his own company called Gabotronics. He got his bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering at Simon Bolívar University in Venezuela in 2003. Gabotronics was formally founded on 2009.
“I really enjoy designing, inventing, making,” says Gabriel. “When I receive feedback from my customers saying that my products are awesome, it makes all the hard work worthwhile.”
Gabotronics is also an Orlando Mini Maker Faire 2013 Sponsor. Many thanks, Gabotronics, for supporting Orlando Mini Maker Faire!
Guest blogger, Terri Willingham, is founder and Program Director of Learning is for Everyone (LI4E.org) and has been lead curator and promoter for TEDxYouth@TampaBay since 2010, and Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire 2012 and 2013, as well as lead organizer of Gulf Coast Makers. I am also the Regional Director for FIRST STEM education programs in Central Florida. And I like making stuff!