Johnny C.

Location:

Orlando, FL

Member since:

February 4, 2014

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What robotics & maker related topics do you enjoy, and what would you like to make or build?

As it stands now I only expand upon, or make things better. For example; The ways in which I incorporate computers in my home is an ever evolving creative process. They are an extension of me and I them. I never waste anything, always re purposing spare spares in some fashion or another. If I had to name the one defining feature of my main PC, it would be its function as a home theater pc/server, where I catalog many terabytes worth of mostly uncompressed loss-less media. Its not exactly original, but the way it is implemented and presented I assure is unlike most are used to seeing. I privy all things open-source and community driven, and take nightly software to be on the cutting edge always. I enjoy nothing more than finding new ways my machines can help me intake data as well, and get creative with how I interact with them. I am wanting to expand upon all of this, by going to the next level of hardware modification and design.

Would you like to lead discussions? What topics would you like to discuss?

Absolutely. I have much more to talk about.

Please suggest a few robotics & maker topics that you'd like to learn about (e.g., soldering, Arduinos, mobile robots, making crafts, etc.)

Raspberry pi is a HUGE interest! I just purchased one recently but haven't had too much time to tinker with it because of a heavy load of math this semester, but I love Adafruit industries as well and am a definite backer. I want to learn to soldier for sure, and actually fabrication areas such as metalworking and welding are goals. Too many times have I needed these skills in the past but I want to change that. If I can expand in these areas then I am confident I could be a strong force in all of my endeavors. Lastly, teaching, teaching, and teaching...I want to create innovate ways for people to learn. I feel so much in academia is too far behind the times, and not enough is being done.

What other interests & hobbies do you have?

Well science, astronomy, namely astro-photography are things I am very interested in. My plans for a home observatory would certainly benefit from having more flexibility in my skill set. Other than that, I'm just a huge nerd. I game a little, but not as much as I used to. I like to tinker with my car, which also has an elaborate tech setup I am rather proud of inside.

Introduction

From Indiana, but have lived in Florida for over 20 years. Currently studying mathematics and science at Valencia in preparation for a physics degree. I consider learning and also teaching those interested what I know my highest priority.


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