I, State Your Name…

Hi, everybody. My name is Bryan A. Thompson. I founded batee.com, the Corvette Electronics self-repair page over 20 years ago. When I did, I lost the use of the batee.com domain that I was previously using for personal projects. I tried social media, but those places are full of people who would rather hate and cancel than to learn and share and love.

So I fired social media around August 2020. But I still needed a place to share some of the personal projects and photos of my dinner and cats. My niece and nephew called me Crazy Uncle Burton because they saw me so infrequently that they couldn’t or didn’t care to remember my name. So I created CrazyUncleBurton.com to be my personal website.

I’ve had many interests over the years. I love enduro dirt bikes, I raced Go Karts when I was a kid. In my teens I got hurt and my grandfather got me started in an electronics and computing career. I got three years into an electrical engineering degree before I realized that I’d rather be a photographer. I went ahead and got the EE and worked at the University of Missouri – Rolla (now Missouri S&T). When I realized I was stuck in a dead-end job, I sold everything I owned on eBay and got out of debt. But I never gave up on the photography, and I purchased a camera and shot some photos which led to career number two. I restored a Corvette and reverse engineered the bad electronics and published a huge amount of info on batee.com to help other people with the same problems I did – that turned into career number three. Now I design and manufacture parts used to restore vintage automobiles at batee.com. And for career four, I’m a vintage auto vlogger on the YouTube.


Published by Bryan A. Thompson

I'm an Electrical Engineer. For the first twenty years or so of my life, I couldn't be bothered with such trivialities as, well, anything remotely resembling creativity. You know the type - we all have that look about us, I'm told. The classic computer geek. I never paid attention in art, music, or reading classes, and the way I see it, this is just sort of a way to make up for all those projects that "The dog ate." These days, I spend most of my free time making things, and raising money for the American Cancer Society. My friends and I have raised over $1 Million so far, so that's something. I was born in Kansas City, MO in 1970. I went to school in Lamar, MO and Grandview, MO. I graduated from University of Missouri-Rolla in 1994 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. I now live in Rolla, MO. About The Crazy Uncle Burton Project Crazy Uncle Burton is what my niece and nephew call me because they can't remember that my name is really Bryan. Everything you'll find here is totally free, and it always will be.

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