Hi, I’m Kyle, and this is HansenLabs.

HansenLabs is a blog about projects I work on for a lab that doesn’t exist in a basement that does. I tinker mostly with electronics and software.

Not all of the designs I make will be ideal, nor will all the algorithms be perfectly efficient. Sometimes the math could be wrong, and some gadgets may use way too much power. But I intend to write about what I discover while working on these projects in order to inspire others who don’t have a PhD in electrical engineering but want to build a DC motor anyway.

About me, I’m a ~30-year-old dad and software developer living in the midwestern United States. I have a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a hobby interest in electronics.

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you find something interesting and useful!

I currently use and very much enjoy the following tools:

  • Original Prusa i3 MK3 3D printer
  • Wen 8″ drill press
  • Central Machinery scroll saw
  • Corded Dremel rotary tool
  • EvenTek 30v bench power supply
  • Weller 300w soldering station
  • QuadHands third-hand tool (mostly for soldering)
  • Your various common hand-tools


Unless otherwise specified, all code I post on this blog is licensed under the MIT license (https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT). If you have questions about using code, you can let me know–I really don’t intend to restrict its use very much.

For other works such as circuits, I consider those I post here to be in the public domain but I provide absolutely no guarantee with them. Use them at your own risk.