Geek Of The Week: Roger Arrick

Geek Of The Week: Roger Arrick

Roger Arrick is the owner and operator of Arrick Robotics, based in Tyler, Texas. The company builds robots and also helps others build their own robots. Arrick started the company in 1987 with a $1000 initial investment. He just wanted to turn his hobby of building cool things into a job. That’s exactly what he did. Today, Arrick Robotics supplies robots to manufacturing firms all over the world. All of the robots, including the one shown above, are designed by Arrick himself.

He is also the owner and operator of Synthesizers.com, which builds and sells high-end analog music synthesizers comparable to (and patterned after) the original Moog systems from the 1960s. These instruments are unique in that they are 100% modular. You can start with just a few components and add more to build a feature-rich synthesizer. In fact, there’s really no end to what you can do with enough space. I’ve been wanting to get my hands on one of Arrick’s synthesizers for many years, but I haven’t been able to justify the expense thus far. From what I understand though, they’re worth every penny. Everyone just raves about them. I’ve heard various sound clips from them and they sound AMAZING.

synth Geek Of The Week: Roger Arrick
A synthesizers.com modular system

For being a true electronics geek who started two iconic companies just so he could pursue his geeky hobbies, we proudly christen Roger Arrick our 248th GOTW.

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avatar KALE: A geek who works in the IT Security field and lives in Dallas, TX. He is also a music geek who has played in several local bands. Previous to his IT career, Kale worked as a photojournalist. He brings technical advice and artistic counterpoint to the podcast.