But his heart is in music.
Now, Jacob and two students have designed an electric guitar that's able to make any kind of sound.
They have a patent pending on their Coil guitar.
A grant from the university has helped them market the instrument.
But nothing comes close to the thrill Jacob had when the circuitry finally came together.
Jacob says his reaction was, like, "Duuuuuuuuuude! It worked!"