About Us


Welcome to Woolsey Workshop, a site where you will find tutorials and learning material on a range of electronics and software topics, especially those of interest to the maker community.
We have years of experience with technology and we believe in the importance of life long learning, so we do it too. Then we share what we know with you. Our motto is "Learning, Making, Teaching", because in a nutshell, that is what we do.
We strive to provide quality content. Our articles may be a bit longer, but we aspire to not only teach people the hows, but the whys as well. We believe this approach helps our readers gain a better foundational footing for their own journeys.
I am Woolzee, by the way, a Valais Blacknose sheep and the Woolsey Workshop Mascot. I keep things moving on the website by making sure that people understand how to pronounce Woolsey (Woolzee) and by helping people if they get lost in 404 land. You'll see me in various images as well. I also work with legal, who wants me to mention here that Woolsey Workshop is owned and operated by Hamilton & Weston Holdings, LLC.
We hope you enjoy your experience at Woolsey Workshop!

John Woolsey

John is an electrical engineer who loves science, math, and technology and teaching it to others even more.
He knew he wanted to work with electronics from an early age, building his first robot when he was in 8th grade. His first computer was a Timex/Sinclair 2068 followed by the Tandy 1000 TL (aka really old stuff).
He put himself through college (The University of Texas at Austin) by working at Motorola where he worked for many years afterward in the Semiconductor Products Sector in Research and Development.
John started developing mobile app software in 2010 for himself and for other companies. He has also taught programming to kids for summer school and enjoyed years of judging kids science projects at the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival.
Electronics, software, and teaching all culminate in his new venture to learn, make, and teach others via the Woolsey Workshop website.

Amy Woolsey

Amy is a creative problem solver that enjoys the fuzzy front end of innovation. She has over 20 years of experience developing solutions both in hardware and software.
Inspired by the maker community, she developed the concept of Woolsey Workshop as a site that enables continued education along with a bit of fun.
Amy is the site designer and graphic designer for Woolsey Workshop. She keeps the site running smoothly and creates every logo and graphic you see on this site. Outside of Woolsey Workshop she is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator.