James Gaston recently completed his M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering at Ryerson University in Toronto. He currently designs analog and digital circuitry at Wardrop Engineering. His award-winning thesis projects, a collaborative swarm of robots, and a stair-climbing robot are viewable at www.optimumelectronicdesign.com. James is interested in all aspects of electronic systems design. In his spare time, he plays competitive slow-pitch softball and squash.