About this website
Hi, I’m Neil Gruending and Gruending Design is my hardware engineering and software development blog. I mostly write about problems I encounter while working on various projects but sometimes I also do tutorials like the popular DesignSpark series. I also write the “DesignSpark Tips and Tricks” and “Weird Components” articles for Elektor Magazine. Look for a new project section to be added soon!
I’m an embedded Linux and mobile application developer working quietly behind the scenes powering the products that no one thinks about. Before that I spent 15 years as a hardware designer and embedded software developer working on automtive products which I guess is kind of related. Either way I think that technology should be invisible to the user as much as possible so I spend a lot of time worrying about edge cases and testing. Writing about my experiences is my attempt to share what I’ve learned the hard way.