| Mr. Kingsley started
experimenting with electronics in 1967 in his dad's garage.
During his middle and high school years he completed all of
the courses offered on electronics. He graduated high school
in 1976 and enrolled at De-Vry Institute
of Technology in Dallas Texas with a full curriculum of electronics.
After graduating from De-Vry he worked for
two years at Mc Donnell Douglas Astronautics in St. Louis
as part of a team assembling a prototype satellite. He learned
how important quality components, workmanship, inspections
and testing were to insure product reliability.
In 1980 he started working for St. Louis
University in the Geophysics department as a field technician
on the New Madrid Seismic Network. He learned a great deal
about electronics design and prototyping from his supervisor
Sean-Thomas Morressey. They were not able to purchase what
they needed, so the electronics used for monitoring earthquakes
were mostly designed, built and tested in house. Mr. Kingsley
was promoted to Instrumentation Field Engineer before leaving
From 1990 through 1999 Mr. Kingsley worked
at the St. Louis Science Center in the Exhibits Electronics
department where he designed and built new exhibits as well
as maintained exhibits throughout the facility. During this
time he also began contracting his services designing
electronic control panels for machinery,
home and office automation, exhibits for museums and
trade shows, and prototypes for electronic toys.