About Circuit Happy

Circuit Happy was founded in 2017 by Ed Guild as a way to both create new electronic hardware and to design and build custom electronics installations.

Ed’s background in electronic music, live performance, and graphic design gives him a visual and musical perspective when approaching the design of electronics.

Ed has DJ’d, VJ’d, and performed with bands since 2001. He first got involved with bands to explore live video projecting, aka, being a Video Jockey (VJ). From there he got more and more interested in live and studio sound technology. He is especially interested in groups that bring the studio to the stage, using unorthodox gear that is normally not used on stage. The natural progression is now to create hardware for music and light-making.

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Ed teams up with various talented friends to fill out the required skill set of the project.

Matt was instrumental in helping me transition to using a contract manufacturer to build ML:2. He designed the PCB layout and then helped communicate the design to our contract manufacturer. Matt then designed and built a system to test and flash the final assembly with the release firmware. Matt also gave me lots of guidance on coding for the FreeRTOS system in the ESP32 platform.

Nick is the technical consultant on The Missing Link project. But that title falls short of describing how crucial Nick was to this project. Nick took on writing most of the C++ code base for Missing Link along with aiding and guiding me through the circuit board design for Missing Link. Needless to say, Missing Link would not have happened if Nick wasn’t on board.

Karl is a Unix ninja who showed me the ways of bash scripting, cool file system tricks, and system optimizations. Without him, the original Missing Link Desktop would not have a Software Update tool, and it would have taken me ten times longer to set up each system to be ready for sale.

Mikey Maker is a talented screen printer in the Boston area. He printed my product boxes and also the faceplates for The Missing link. Without his skills, Missing Link wouldn’t look as cool as it does.

Go buy one of his t-shirts!