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I previously worked on Virtual Reality and other hardware at Valve.  I currently work at Google[x].

Prior to starting at Valve, I built computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice, and joysticks that were designed to be used inside MRI machines.  My company, Mag Design and Engineering, sold these devices directly to researchers at academic institutions who used them to publish scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.

After work, I spend time on many different types of projects that usually involve circuit design, machining, material selection, and general fabrication/hacking.  My favorite place to be is my home workshop.

ben dot krasnow at gmail




Saturday, May 10, 2014

Diffusion pump giveaway contest - ends May 31 2014

I'd like to send this diffusion pump to someone who can make good use of it.  If you are interested, please send me an email (500 words or less), or post a video (2 minutes of less) explaining what interests you about high vacuum, and what you plan to do with the pump.  I'm especially interested in folks who regularly blog or make videos about their work.

The contest will end on May 31 2014.  The order in which I receive the submissions is not important.

I may not respond to all submissions, and my decision will be final.

You will assume all liabilities and risks involved with using this equipment.  Once I send it to you, you will own it completely.



  1. Hi,

    I don't know how to frase this, but I 'm still waiting for the update on the transparent PCB project.

  2. Wow, what you're giving away ain't cheap. I wish I had a reason to enter.