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HelicopterGuy

Member Since: April 11, 2010

Country: United States

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Bio

Actor, Musician, Theatrical Technician & Engineer of the ridiculous

Role

Design Associate

Organizations

Arvada Center for the Arts

Programming Languages

I was a champ at Basic; fair at HTML; Just finished a course in Python; constantly improving in C+

Associations

AEA, PADI, Bugles Across America

  • News - Enginursday: Introducing … | about 2 weeks ago

    I’m right there with AgustinGS. I jumped on this bandwagon early, and I’m thrilled to see the ridiculous amount of backer funding they’ve already generated. And I, too, wish I had a spare dump truck full of money to trade for a dump truck full of MicroViews!

  • News - Engineering Roundtable - … | about 2 weeks ago

    Micheal’s is probably a good place to look for adhesive-backed vinyl, or big box home stores. Even Target sells it, if only online.

  • News - April Fool's Prank Contes… | about 2 weeks ago

    Congratulations to all! Riley’s reaction at the success of his prank is the embodiment of what I think we all feel when a hack goes perfectly as planned. Great job!

  • News - In Which We Are Not Havin… | about 2 weeks ago

    You guys continue to be rock stars! An amazing day, great work!

  • News - Enginursday: Get Roving! | about 3 weeks ago

    Hmmm, am I sensing a strong Gary Larson influence throughout your formative years?

  • Custom Page - arduinoday | about 3 weeks ago

    Wow, those are amazing deals! Guess I have to stock up.

  • News - Fluke Responds to Tradema… | last month

    Once again, an issue was resolved through simple communication, and a willingness on all parts to reach an equitable agreement. I thought that many of yesterday’s responses seemed hyper-reactionary and extreme. I didn’t engage in yesterday’s blog, but instead sent a message to Mr. Pringle. I doubt he read it. I don';t know if it would have made a difference. But I explained the situation from my perspective. I didn’t rant. I didn’t threaten to boycott his products of company. And today, I sent another message, to say thank you for communication with Sparkfun. It was nice to see that in this age of instant news and knee-jerk reactions that are usually limited to 160 characters, a little level-headed communication alleviated a problem in fewer than 48 hours. I have known Sparkfun’s openness and desire to reach out for years, and it was nice to see it from another, larger company as well. That being said, I too still have issue with the nature current IP laws, but that’s a rant for another day.

  • News - Creating a Custom Tilt Se… | about 2 months ago

    Hey Pete - The parts I’m prototyping at the moment are completely mechanical, non-arduino (or beagleBone, or anything else) driven components for a kids' educational toy. That’s not to say they can’t show up at the AVC, or that I won’t be showing up with new and different parts. But I will definitely be showing up at the AVC again!

    And yes, I will definitely meet up with MM. I’ve wanted to keep production of my pieces in the US, and if I can keep them in Colorado, even better.

  • News - Creating a Custom Tilt Se… | about 2 months ago

    Really cool, and really good to know there’s a local place for injection molding. I’m currently prototyping several pieces on a 3D printer to test for fit, but will need someplace to mass produce, should I be able to get it to that stage. Thanks for sharing not just the the process, but also the local businesses who helped make it possible.

  • News - Enginursday: Yeah, I foun… | about 2 months ago

    What would you build if you had a jet engine?

    And, ladies and gentlemen, the winner of this year’s AVC in all three classes is…

Name Pieces Total
AVC2024
2 84.9
One of these days...
3 284.85
Monkey Segway
Parts for constructing a variation on the ArduBot. (Monk…
5 118.75