Professional & Technical Consultants Association
PATCA is Silicon Valley’s longest operating non-profit professional association dedicated to serving independent consultants and the client companies that use them. We set the quality standard for the consulting industry by requiring that all members pass a rigorous qualification process and adhere to a strict code of ethics. PATCA offers a free Post-a-Project referral service giving clients direct access to a network of the highest caliber management and technical consultants. We represent many areas of expertise in a broad array of disciplines, from biotech to marketing, human resources to engineering, software, firmware, and hardware design to cloud computing. Serving the San Francisco California Bay Area and beyond.
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Aaron Needles is an engineering consultant specializing in the design of embedded software and hardware. He has over 25 years of experience developing hand-held devices, networking switches, robotic manipulator and vehicle controls, motor controls and distributed control systems for his clients.
Recent projects include a Bluetooth-enabled device for breath analysis, a Gamma-ray probe for Potassium (K-40) detection, and electronics for strain gauge and seismic sensor data acquisition. Recent clients are Neurolutions, Gregg Drilling LLC, and Microsystems Development Technologies, Inc..
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