Brian McLaughlin is an engineer by profession and by hobby. Brian earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from North Carolina State University and a masters of engineering in systems engineering from the University of Maryland. With a solid foundation in software, Brian was initially exposed to more advanced topics in hardware while working on the Hubble Space Telescope Project. Over time, Brian began writing for GeekDad and has become a part of the growing Maker community. Brian lives in Maryland with his beautiful wife and two boys.