About me

My name is Luis David Lopez Tello Villafuerte (yes, my name was taken straight out of a telenovela and I was still writing my name when everyone else was answering exam question 2)

I am an Embedded Systems Engineer, born and raised in Mexico City but now living in Norway.

This blog is a weird mixture between random reflections and trying to document my journey into hobby electronics, FOSS/FLOSS and privacy friendly alternatives.

You can find me as @lopeztel in Fosstodon and as @lopeztel:matrix.org in Matrix


As I said, born and raised in Mexico City with some twists:

  • 2007-2008 Moved briefly to Canada and started University there
  • 2008-2013 Moved back to Mexico City for personal reasons, got my Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications and Electronic Systems
  • 2017-2018 Moved to Germany to start my Master’s in Embedded Computing systems
  • 2018-2019 Moved to Norway to continue my Master’s
  • 2019 Moved back to Germany to work on my Master’s thesis in collaboration with industry. My topic was System-Level Power Modeling for Automotive ASICs
  • Late 2019-? Moved to Norway for work


In my free time I enjoy running (5-10K), swimming, painting with watercolors: both traditional media and digital (that was a recent effort, documented here) and tinkering with electronics, with a recent interest in MQTT, WiFi and Bluetooth.

This is my github

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