From 2000 to 2006 lots of life changing events were going on for me. I spent lots of time, thinking, single parenting, and then in classes at UCSD and writing my ideas. I had some conceptual breakthroughs that I am still sorting out and writing about mentioned elsewhere in this web site. UCSD finally hired a neuromorphic engineer to its faculty in 2006, Dr. Gert Cauwenberghs. Almost immediately before his ink dried, I was hired to help. We outfitted a lab and stuffed it with instrumentation to build and test ICs and systems. He brought in some grad students and the chips started to fly. I designed at the board level and FPGA level as usual. This design below was my first use of Altium tools. It was a two board set designed to use a sensor to localize sound sources in conjunction with a neurally inspired chip. It was to ride on top of a Khepera Robot. It turned out the chip which was designed elsewhere had a packaging problem. We had to send my two boards there to let them finish debugging it. My part was tested and working ok.