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Individual Mentoring
« on: October 07, 2012, 01:19:37 PM »
So I'd just like to state, and hopefully others will join me: We at FamiLAB are always happy to help and teach. That's the core of our mission statement, and one of my favorite things I can be doing with my time.

That having been said, I'd like to offer individual mentoring to any and all members.

I am proficient in and willing to teach the following subjects:

I am quite good at:

The Laser Cutter
Soldering (Non SMT)
Windows, and Basic Applications Therin

I am less proficient in (but could still get a beginner well on their way):

Manual Milling
Programming (Most languages, if you just want to get started and don't know what language, that's fine too)

I'm willing to come down to the lab most days, just let me know what you'd like to learn and some times you're available, and email it over to

(Also, if it's acceptable a crosspost in "Ask a Hacker" and any other relevant forum sections would be appreciated)


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Re: Individual Mentoring
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 03:34:45 AM »
    I'll join in!

I'm proficient in...

  • 3D Printer - I've spent plenty of time on these, so I can troubleshoot and fix them, as well as use them
  • Laser Cutter - Haven't used it in a little while, but I know how to use it, and am good in Inkscape and CAD
  • CNC (4x4) - I helped build it, and while it's not ready for primetime, I'd be happy to assist in building things with it
  • CNC (Haas) - I've read about it a lot, and started disassembly. Not extremely knowledgeable about it right now, but getting there.
  • Linux - I'm pretty good there. I've been using it for awhile, so I know how to fix problems and can help make it work.
  • Soldering - I can rock with the best of them.
  • Mechanical things - I'm pretty good at mechanical bits, and am good at visualizing mechanical things and helping fix them

I know enough to get by on..

  • Arduino - I'm mostly ok here. I can hack together software.
  • Propeller - I can hack things together here in Spin.
  • Electronics - I have some theory and stuff, and I know enough to get by. Can't design anything super complex, but I'm alright.
  • Welding - I know a little GMAW, enough to lay down an okay weld, but nothing more.

I'd be happy to teach anyone on any of the things listed, even if it's something I'm not an expert on. Just ask!

I have an odd schedule a bit, but just let me know and we can work something out.[/list]
« Last Edit: October 08, 2012, 01:44:12 PM by Chorca »


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Re: Individual Mentoring
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 11:40:15 AM »
Proficient in...
  • Web app languages (PHP/ASP.NET/ColdFusion)
  • Soldering!
  • Linux (CentOS/RH/Amazon), mostly from a user prospective.
  • Amazon EC2 (Micro hosting, not API stuff)
  • ZNC IRC Bouncer
  • Infosec tools and tech
  • Secure coding
Knows enough to be dangerous with...
  • Surface mount soldering (Currently sitting on a 50/50 success rate...)
  • AVR C
  • Arduino
  • Propeller (Spin)
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • Eagle CAD (Someone please teach me this...)
  • Xbee Series 2 (point to point)
Things I need to learn...
  • Lasers (I know the theory, but haven't used it yet)
  • Mills
  • CNCs
  • 3D printer (Again, I know how it works, but nothing else)
  • Whatever other tools I still haven't learned what do
  • PCB fabrication process
I'm probably forgetting something.


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Re: Individual Mentoring
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2012, 05:21:44 AM »
    Me too!

I'm spent a lot of time on these things

  • 3D Printer - jdbugman will attest, my machine is solid.  I'm active in the #reprap community.  I know about firmwares, gcode generation, etc  But not 3D modeling.
  • Laser Cutter - I've made many things on the laser cutter, and know most of the tricks.
  • Soldering - I haven't tried SMD yet, but I know enough to teach through-hole.

I can generally be of assistance with

  • Arduino - I know just enough about basic components and libraries to get most things done.
  • Electronics - I've designed an Arduino ATTiny45 shield, but nothing too complex.  No Eagle, I've used Fritzing to create my boards.
  • CNC (4x4) - I helped a TEENSY bit with it, but I helped get Pockybum started on it.  I know enough to show you the basics, but chris knows the optimal speeds/feeds.
  • Linux - I'm decent with Arch Linux, though I'm no guru.

In general, I'll help out with anything that I can.

I'm generally free weds/thurs/fri nights.  I'm also willing to work on 3D printers out of the lab for a little compensation.[/list]