Archive for January, 2008
Austin Patten


Junior, ECE, first class involving a gameboy.
Elastomania Rocks
My hatred for Linux runs deep
Food to try: Bacon Weenies
Contact me at : Austin Patten

Jonathon Burris


Hello fellow ECE 238 classmates, my name is Jon and i am currently a junior working towards a BS in both electrical and computer engineering. I also enjoy working with computers, mostly playing games and video editing. My email is

William Livengood

An old picture

My name is William Livengood; however, I normally go by “Willie.”

I am currently considered a Junior working on getting a piece of paper that says I have spent enough time, and more importantly, money studying Electrical Engineering (a.k.a BS in EE).

I have spent a lot of time working on and around computers and electronics.  I build my first computer when I was 12, a 386.  My latest creation is a bit more interesting.  I spent six years in the Marine Corps Reserve repairing communications equipment, and I have even taught Cisco VoIP for a time. I currently am a Product Test contractor at LSI Logic.

The email I will be using for this class is wrlivengood AT gmail DOT com.

Clint Houchin


My name is Clint Houchin. I am current a sophomore and Computer Science major at WSU. Contrary to most stereo types, I am not that big of a nerd and only play Dungeons and Dragons, Warhammer 40k, Magic: The Gathering, and Team Fortress 2 (steam ID: porkrind427) because all my friends are nerds and coerce me into it. My real passions are drumming (Click here to view my drumset) and chasing women, though I suck horridly at both. That’s pretty much it. I am such and exciting person that it takes a whole paragraph to sum me up.

Email: afk_sk AT hotmail DOT com
cjhouchin AT wichita DOT edu

John Harrison

John pic

My name is John and I am the teacher for ECE238, Assembly Language for Engineers. I am also the director of ”CRATEL:” The Center for Research in Arts, Technology, Education, and Learning at Wichita State University.

”CRATEL” has a two-fold mission: to explore technology as an expressive element and to use technology as way to break down barriers between diverse groups of people. In Spring 2006,”CRATEL”headed a course called Technology: Art and Sound by Design. In this course, Artists and Engineers collaborated to build original interactive artwork.”CRATEL”also sponsors WSUiR: WSU’s Student-run Internet Radio station. Students from across the university are currently working with ”CRATEL” to structure ”WSUiR” to use Internet streaming technology to connect WSU with the world and the world with WSU through local, live, and multicultural events. In Spring 2006 WSU hosted CRATEL’s first annual BETA Competition. BETA: Bridging Entrepreneurship, Technology, and the Arts is a university-wide competition awarding $7,000 in prizes for the best entrepreneurial idea which connects the arts with technology.

”CRATEL” is also sponsoring development of a video synthesizer, and is currently facilitating communication between Electrical Engineers, Computer Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Musicians, and Visual Artists to innovate within this domain. We also teach a course called Introduction to Sound Synthesis. ”Introduction to Sound Synthesis” combines the disciplines of the arts, engineering, computer science and mathematicians to explore how synthesizers work and how to create new and unique synthesized sounds.

This fall 2006 ”CRATEL” launched a new initiative called ”Strings, Kansas!” A distance-learning-enhanced program, ”Strings, Kansas!” connects WSU School of Music students with 4th and 5th graders in communities without string programs through distance learning technology. Sponsored in part by The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, ”Strings, Kansas!” is based on the premise that active communication between these Kansan communities and WSU’s thriving music community will provide inspiration and motivation to support music for youth throughout our state.

”CRATEL” is founded on my belief that technology can be an integral part of espressivity in the arts and in culture. Perhaps in exploring technology in this way we may further understand our humanity as a people.

‘You can email me at john.harrison AT SPAMFREE wichita DOT edu