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First off, I aspire to be a technological generalist to the extent possible and in pursuit of that goal, I have earned a bachelors degree in technology management:
In addition to these academic pursuits, I have also been involved in several various extracurricular activities as follows:
1. I have created and published a desktop program that aims to make it easier for math and science teachers to use touchscreen/pen devices for delivering their instruction. You can find more about it here.
2. Being an avid Linux user myself I chose to give back to my local community at the time by setting up a Linux lab for my fellow Community College students to use. This volunteer work eventually made it into the local paper as part of a broader college remodel story which you can read about here.
On a more practical level, I have used my technology skills to create solutions to some everyday problems that I have encountered. Here are a few such solutions:
1. I have created an online calculator for converting lines from one form to y=mx+b. It can be found here.
2. I have created an online calculator for exploring and sizing rainwater collection systems. It can be found here.
3. I have created a program to smoothly reduce the hotend temperature while 3d printing. I use it to increase bed adhesion while still avoiding printing the rest of the part too hot. This program can be found here.
4. I have used computer code and an arduino to pulse the fan in my air conditioner to make it quieter.
5. I have edited the computer code that operates my 3d printer to add relevant menu options.
6. I have used a spare Raspberry Pi computer to create a white noise generator so that I can sleep better at night.
7. I have used Google Apps Script to create the infrastructure necessary for students to schedule online tutoring appointments with me.
8. I have used Google Apps Script to set up an automated bot that prepares a daily email for me containing the weather, and some relevant discussions that I might be interested in from various forums.
9. I have created a networking setup for my parents and I that securely separates the relevant networks form each other while also accommodating guest access, a local server, and smart devices. Here is a picture of this setup:
While creating all of the above projects I became familiar with a large variety of tools, frameworks, and programming languages. Here are some such things that I have become somewhat familiar with:
Frameworks and platforms: Electron, .net, Qt, Google Workspace, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Linux, Windows.
Tools: Git and Github, Geany, Chrome Developer Tools, Arduino IDE, LibreOffice, MS Office.
I have earned a bachelors degree in technology management:
I also have an extensive history of working as a tutor helping students with Math and Computer programming dating back to 2011. Much of this tutoring was done at Mohave Community College where I worked part time while going to school. I also earned some tutoring certifications which can be viewed here.
During my time as a tutor at Mohave Community College, I received this orchid in the local paper:
To supplement this tutoring activity I built an online tutoring system and a whiteboard program from the ground up. You can check these two things out here and here respectively.
I started experimenting with building things very young. Here I am building a shelf at age 5:
I was then tutored by a mechanical engineer when I was roughly 11:
I then helped build our house in Lake Havasu City from an empty lot onward. Here is a picture of the lot before the house followed by one with the house:
During our time in Havasu I worked on many of my dad's rental properties doing various repairs. These repairs included doing roofing, tile, plumbing, electrical, and cleaning among other things.
I have also dabbled with off-grid solar systems. Here are some of my experiments:
I have also restored a 3d printer and learned to use CAD to create and print objects:
Here are several other representative things that I have built: First off, the redwood coffee table I built at age 13:
Here is the lapidary equipment that I built when I was roughly 15:
Here is the camper that I built for my truck:
And finally, here is the desk that I built for my new room here in Mesa:
Thus, to summarize, I have had lots of experience building many various things at many points throughout my life.
I was born to parents who loved gardening:
Unsurprisingly, I also started gardening at a young age:
After we moved to Lake Havasu City, I completed the Arizona Master Watershed Stewart Program:
I also grew many successful gardens in Havasu despite the extreme climate:
Now that we are in Mesa, I still continue to garden:
I helped my mother digitize over 15,000 photographs over about 4 years worth of our combined free time. The source material consisted of both slides and printed pictures. We used a slide projector and a digital camera for the slides, and captured the prints with the system shown below:
There were also several dozen tapes with family videos that I helped digitize. My programming skills came in very handy to process all of the digitized material.
Once all of this digitization was completed I organized the entire collection into a format that would be easy to view on various devices.