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Michael McDermott


B.S. '22 Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
M.S. '24 Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University


Mountain Biking, Skiing, Hiking, Reading, Woodworking, Video Games, Manufacturing, Music, Electronics

My Favorite Project

Over quarantine I build a vacuum tube amplifier to power some speakers. I wanted to learn more about analog electronics, so I figured I would combine my interests of electronics with a love for music. The final result took lots of tinkering (almost 4 months of work) but when it was finished I had a two channel, 6v6 push pull tube amp that would power two speakers (stereo) at 25W each. The final result was definitely worthwhile!