Bavel, The Netherlands
Frie began his career at Philips in the so-called Natuurkundig Laboratory in Eindhoven and worked on control systems and electromechanical designs of magnetic bearings stepper motors, linear motors, etc
During his work at Philips, he studied for a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering at the TU in Eindhoven. After 11 years working at Philips, he made a transfer to become a teacher at the technical high school AVANS in Breda. He taught a variety of disciplines such as Motion Control, Network Analysis, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Power Analysis, and more.
Working at AVANS he discovered the possibilities of the TI-83, TI-84 calculators as support for solving Electrical engineering problems and wrote many Ti-Basic programs.
For seven years, he combined his work at Avans with an engineering and research role at ASML in Veldhoven.