I know a lot about a few things and a little about a lot of things...
What brought me here
- 3D printers.
- Laser cutters.
- Wood shop.
- Electronics lab.
- Metal shop.
- Vacuum former.
What I bring
- I am a member and the current secretary of the Dallas Area Rocket Society. There are opportunities for cross-pollination between organizations.
- I program personal computers and microcontrollers.
- I collect old computers.
- Though long inactive, I am a licensed amateur radio operator - KB5SEQ, Tech + HF.
- I used to geocache. Ask me about puzzles and container camouflage.
- I used to compete in car rallyes, time-speed-distance as well as gimmick.
Some upcoming projects
- Embroider a DMS logo shop apron.
- Complete a 3-pad model rocket launch rack.
- Recondition a high power launch pad.
- Become skilled at using laser cutters, 3D printers and the wood lathe.
- Rewrite my FORTH intepreter for the XGameStation AVR to work on an Arduino UNO.
- Create a simulator and debugger for Arduino.
- Learn LINUX programming.
- Port my emulator technology onto the Raspberry Pi.
- Build a model car lighting controller.
- Create a Turbo Debugger equivalent for Free Pascal.
- Create a Turbo Profiler equivalent for Free Pascal.
- Improve code generation for Free Pascal.
- Test and refurbish my vintage computer collection.
- Build a USB external floppy drive interface for reading and writing vintage diskette formats.
- Explore OBDII interface (build TSD rallye computer?).
- Develop an onboard video camera for a rocket - automatically starts recording several seconds before launch and stops on landing.
- Complete and flight test my design for a parallel staging rocket (think Delta IV Heavy or Titan III).
- Build a DAR (digital audio recorder) - like a DVR, but for radio.
- Learn to fly a traditional (as opposed to quadcopter or drone) R/C model aircraft.
- Learn how to convert stick-built model airplane kits (either rubber or glow powered) for R/C and electric power.