Chad

Location:

Katy, TX
Hometown: Katy

Member since:

June 22, 2012

What do you want to learn and/or build?

I'm interested in all kinds of personal projects. At the moment I'm waiting for my raspberry pi, with the intent on learning to code beyond the very basic stuff I know now. I've also been tearing apart broken gadgets to get a better understanding of electronics, I'm very much a beginner in this area. At the moment I'm rewiring the circuit board controller from a USB keyboard into a custom gaming pad. I have a frankenstein super nintendo controller that literally has a different method of completing a circuit with each button. I really need to learn to solder better. I have a strong interest in 3D printing, with a significant desire to build my own 3D printer.

What skills do you have and what are you willing to teach?

Last year I taught myself how to build 3D models in sketchup for the purpose of 3D printing through a company called shapeways. I wouldn't consider myself thoroughly knowledgeable in this area, but its something I can do and I like what I can accomplish. It's the opposite problem being around people who are more 'techie' than yourself, friends and family think you're a genius just because you can break a few things and sometimes manage to fix them too, but with potential skill base present in this group.. I might as well be a peasant. I have a very rudimentary understanding of coding/programming. I have a even more crude understanding of electronics and the workings of circuit boards.

Introduction

I can't stop trying to make stuff and if I didn't have something to do with my mind/hands I'd probably drive my wife a little more crazy than I already do.


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