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17 Jul 2013

Cross posted from the mailing list.  Just exploring the site.

I stopped by to check things out for craft night. Loved it, became a member 1st thing in the morning.  Thank you for the warm welcome everyone.  I hadn't brought a project, because I just wanted to check things out, and everyone was super friendly helpful, etc.

I've primarily been a computer programmer for ~20 years.  Longer if you count typing in basic programs into a VIC20 from magazines.  So that is the focus of my tinkering.  I've dabbled with Arduino, Beagle Board, etc.  Embedded/Microcontrollers interest me a lot, but I haven't had driving project to get me deep into it.
I'm not great at putting together a curriculum, but I am good at patience and answering questions.
This is just quick and off the cuff
Areas I'm strong in can help with:
  • most computer related issues, anything but mac.  I just don't get it.
  • networking
  • programming
    • C++
    • C#
    • SQL
    • Many others to a smaller degree
  • Low Voltage Wiring
  • fixing things
  • problem solving
1/2 Decent Skills:
  • Car Mechanic
  • Wood Work
Areas I'd like to improve:
  • RF
  • Robotics
  • Metal Work
Projects I'd love to do:
WWVB NTP Server: Probably on an arduino with a network shield.  Possibly something more heavyweight, but NTP is a light service.
A robot that makes GridBeam.  More a drill press with a feeder.  Ripping the wood doesn't take too long.