David Peterson is a Mechanical Engineer who converted to the field of Control Systems Engineering and Making. He taught industrial controls and digital/analog circuit design at Centralia College in Southwest WA State for 8 years before creating his own company in partnership with his brother Jon, also a controls engineer. Together as Peterson Brothers Automation, they investigate new ways to teach industry technicians and HS college instructors about new technology which can improve efficiency, reduce costs, and create positive workplace cultures. David lives with his wife and 3 (almost 4) children on a small farm near Chehalis, WA. His hobbies include climbing mountains, hiking and 3D printing accessories for his nearly endless collection of Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and LED projects. His greatest blessing in life is living near all of his family, and playing with his kids, nieces, and nephews.