Ben Kurtz

I grew up in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, before migrating to California for college. I studied physics at Caltech and mechanical engineering at UC San Diego. I now live in Merced, CA where I am occasonally persuaded to work on various robotics and industrial/agricultural automation projects. If you live in the area and have an interest in cool, nerdy hobby projects outside work, I'd love to meet you!




Email w a r e r o e s 1 n t r b t @ k z g m e b u .

Graduate Research



App for holiday decorations on your Mac. Originally written long ago in my high school days, but I'm working on breathing a little life back into it.

Bicycle turn signals

Inspired by a manual version seen online, this wrist-mounted circuit detects turns using an accelerometer, and flashes to indicate a turn. We cut the circuit board on a custom-made CNC mill at home, and programmed custom firmware on an Attiny microcontroller. More details eventually.