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SEngelman

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Step Two
« on: October 15, 2013, 10:58:47 PM »
Hello. My name is Shane Engelman and I'm posting in this completely untouched forum topic to discuss my intention of joining with you all as a member. I've met quite a few of you over the past few weeks and it's been refreshing to know that there are people in this world that understand what I mean when I casually bring up voltage requirements and hardware restrictions of current microcontrollers. I also enjoyed teaming up with a few of you for the LAN party on the eleventh.

I'm a student of Mac (Rutan)'s Digital Video Project class and when he told me about the Lab, I was curious to see what it would actually be like. I did setup for Orlando's Maker Faire and went to the after-party the following night (the fifth). I was pleased to find a bunch of technical people there that are just as hungry as I am for learning and experiencing the world the same way I like to:
through soldering.

I'm a four-year Air Force vet that's been all over the Northern Hemisphere. I've worked a ton of different jobs. Right now, I'm using the Post-9/11 GI Bill to get a Bachelor's in Digital Arts & Design and a Master's in Game Design. I'll be finished in June of 2015. I've got a gaming PC rig that I'll post specs for if anyone's interested in knowing what's under the hood, a DJI Phantom quadcopter that's just begging to be modded out, and all sorts of other gear I'd like to hack and make cool stuff out of.

In the past, I've made a variety of things. I've created sound-activated LEDs using different techniques, multiple solar-powered devices (including a MintyBoost), DIY equipment of all sorts, and I've even added modifications to multiple vehicles I've owned. And I've never had any help, because I've never met a single other person that likes that kind of stuff until FamiLAB.

I just want to make.

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Re: Step Two
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2013, 12:21:45 PM »
Thanks Shane! look forward to having you! Come out and hang out with us so we can all get to know you. :)

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Re: Step Two
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2013, 12:23:17 PM »
Also, you should know that this is a new forum topic area, dedicated to all of you lovely prospect members. :) so... FIRST?  :P

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Re: Step Two
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2013, 12:31:42 PM »
I try to avoid stereotypical trolling and forum speak in places where I'm trying to make a forthcoming welcome work out, but after I do...Watch out! I'll revert back to AOL chatroom etiquette in due time.
I'd like to add that I've actually been to the space three times and met quite the gamut of people. I'm actually looking forward to hopefully coming out to the Arduino class this Friday.
Also, I have my paperwork in order and look forward to pleading my case at your next member meeting.

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Re: Step Two
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2013, 12:35:47 PM »
I just want to make.

That says it all. Welcome!

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Re: Step Two
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2013, 06:40:37 AM »
You cool shane.  ;D
yes.

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Re: Step Two
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2013, 02:42:15 PM »
Conifrmed. I will be learning about Arduinos at Friday's class. I have a few ideas for some crazy-awesome stuff!

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Re: Step Two
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2013, 05:02:27 PM »
Crazy & Awesome.... You will fit in around here.

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Re: Step Two
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2013, 04:40:18 PM »
I met you! /I taught you. I can confirm this guy is cool. I look forward to having you as a member!


Also, feel free to contact me for any help on arduino projects. I love working on those :)
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Re: Step Two
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2013, 10:33:55 PM »
I enjoyed meeting you at the Arduino class.
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SEngelman

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Re: Step Two
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2013, 04:00:26 AM »
Thanks again for the class, Pocky. I've since gotten this bad boy to play whatever type of tone I want based on incoming light or pressure appplied to a sensor, generate 'random' numbers that show up in binary on pin13 (using the randomSeed from the photoresistor),  generate random flashes of different combinations of RGB and show the value through the serial port (which I can use as inspiration for color palettes for school), blink IR at 20Hz using an LED I ripped out of a TV remote, and so, so much more. I hooked it all up to a 5.1 setup and I've been having fun with using interference I got from the cables and translating it through the Arduino as input. I also got all this to fit on half of that little red breadboard we got. I need to go outside.

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Re: Step Two
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2013, 09:32:56 AM »
Outside? What's that? Is that where that big painful ball of burning gas is?

:P

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Re: Step Two
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2013, 10:20:42 PM »

Darkmoonsinger, I hear Outside has lots of players, maybe we should join with our FamiGUILD.
I like colors.

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Re: Step Two
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2013, 09:51:18 AM »
I'm not allowed outside.
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Re: Step Two
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2013, 10:00:16 AM »
I wonder if there are cheat codes. Sounds difficult.