the mantra

Create something different.

THE mission

Founded in 2014, krtkl makes developing bleeding-edge, automated systems affordable, easy, and fun. The team's obsession with quality, functionality, and the user experience shows in every element of its designs. 

Life is too short to spend it toiling with frustrating and inadequate tools.

Creators simply deserve better. 

the team

Ryan Cousins
CEO

Jamil Weatherbee
CTO

Russell Bush
CDO

After decades of developing custom embedded controllers, building mechatronic systems, and implementing safety-critical architectures, the krtkl founding team finally grew tired of constantly fighting with tools that ultimately hurt projects more than they helped.

The team's expertise includes: 

embedded hardware design
power electronics
ARM architectures
FPGAs
real-time operating systems
wireless communications
mechatronic controls
Linux/UNIX

LabVIEW
MATLAB/Simulink
iOS
client/server systems
mechanical system design
safety-critical systems
software and hardware licensing
product commercialization

Driven to produce products people love, no detail is too fine and "good enough" never is.


Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
— Pablo Picasso