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*Soldering, building circuits (and burning holes in things) since age 9 or so.  
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*KK4HMR - Working on my General Class HAM license.  
*Made homemade guitar effects in teen years.  
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*Building a 2 Watt Continuous Wave transmitter.
*Competed in Regional Robotics competition in Miami during college.
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*Building a keyboard to Morse code encoder/decoder using a Teensy board.
*Did mechanical design at automation R&D facility for P&G.
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*Interested in long distance high altitude balloons with APRS.
**Switched them over from big expensive and static test stands to erector set style where the servo motors and unit ops could be moved around on the machine.
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*Interested in electronic music, home-made instruments, primitive instruments, hand-drums, guitar.
**Motor sizing.
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*Hope to make a tipi or yurt this summer.
**PLC programming, project management, industrial network design and startup, servo system application and programming using resolver feedback.
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*Astronomy, planning to buy a telescope. Would like to organize a dark sky campout for Perseids 2012.
*Embedded programming at Steel mill startup. iRMX real time os to control mill stands hydraulics.
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*Just put up a bathouse on a 16 foot tower designed to be able to be lowered. Next one will have a solar bat-cam.
**Hydraulic and pneumatic automation troubleshooting, cutting torch, rolling mill operator, reheat furnace lighter upper, Seimens PLC troubleshooting for roll change and conveyor systems.
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*Birding, hiking, kayaking, nature photography.
**Operated 135 ton crane, trained in basic heavy rigging, deck crane, manlift, confined space entry, cpr, fire response.
 
*Controls engineer and project engineer at Allen-Bradley.
 
**Motion control programming and system application.
 
**Automation system application, proposal, project management, programming, design and startup.
 
**Industrial networks, PLCs, RFID systems, optical encoders and resolvers for motion control.
 
*Currently using Perl when possible to automate as much as possible for a large SCADA project at Duke Energy. FTPs, Archive::Zip, XML::LibXML, etc.
 

Latest revision as of 12:08, 8 April 2012

  • KK4HMR - Working on my General Class HAM license.
  • Building a 2 Watt Continuous Wave transmitter.
  • Building a keyboard to Morse code encoder/decoder using a Teensy board.
  • Interested in long distance high altitude balloons with APRS.
  • Interested in electronic music, home-made instruments, primitive instruments, hand-drums, guitar.
  • Hope to make a tipi or yurt this summer.
  • Astronomy, planning to buy a telescope. Would like to organize a dark sky campout for Perseids 2012.
  • Just put up a bathouse on a 16 foot tower designed to be able to be lowered. Next one will have a solar bat-cam.
  • Birding, hiking, kayaking, nature photography.