I am an Electrical Engineer, educator, musician, and human powered adventurist. Professionally, I work in the renewable energy sector. I have been involved in the engineering of 50+ wind and solar farms. I have also worked for a prototyping firm designing circuits. I am the founder of the makerspace Twin Cities Maker a community based workshop in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

I am currently on a human powered adventure around the globe with the intention of going one circumference of the earth 24,901 miles or more in a span of ~2 years starting in 2018.

I play the banjo, I practice overtone singing, and I also like analog synthesizers and have built some. I have a record label Canada Goose Records, but the label is currently on hiatus.

If you asked me and I had to pick I would say my geometrical projection is a Hyperdodecahedron.  I have at one point owned and operated an origami supply business and I own over 80 books on the subject. I am a printmaker. I take photographs. I am co-founder of No Cube Designs an open source hardware company that died. I have slept-walked in at least 3 different countries.

I carry a common place book. I read a lot of non-fiction and have published one of my own. I keep a log of the places that I have slept. I send post cards if you want one, let me know. I changed the pronunciation of my last name and I have published writing under a pseudonym. I have no Erdos number.  I am one of the co-founders of Handmade Music: Minneapolis and Boulder Pub Run Club. I am the founder of Missing Gnome a premium tea company based out of Boulder, Colorado. I desperately would like to be a member of of VFD. There is an entry about me in a book that you don’t want to be in Accidents in North American Mountaineering.

I have done extensive bike touring on a folding bike. I make internet poems. I am a big fan Anjunadeep and the band Duck Sauce. I sometimes make mixes.

My mascot for life is a goose.


Cloud Appreciation SocietyThe Dark Sky SocietyThe Corduroy Appreciation Club (Now Defucnt)  | Twin Cities Maker | Colorado Mountain Club | Boulder Pub Run Club | Tinkermill 

Charities I support : Integral Hearth Foundation  | Paradox Sports 

Internet things: 

Last FMLibrary Thing | Good Reads | Linkedin Twitter YoutubeVimeoFlickr | Bitbucket  | Github | Memrise | Instagram | Strava | Mixcloud | Spotify | Linkedin


Article about me on traveling on The Expeditioner
Audio interview of me on Field Recording on BreakThru Radio (link died)
Wired.com article using my code
Arduino and Pure Data – Posted on Make:Blog 7/2011

-Paul Sobczak


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