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 Post subject: What do we have? An equipment and skills inventory
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:40 am 
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What do we have? Obviously everyone has a pet project that they want to see done, its part of why were all here and that might mean specialized equipment. There already is a list of what people want but what do we have now that people are willing to donate to the group to get the ball rolling.

I have some:
used computer and printer
possibly a used server
various computer parts in good working order without homes
money to pitch in for basic share tools (screwdrivers, hammers, etc..)
My time in helping answer technical questions

Skills
running a company network
computers
basic electronics
outside the box thinking(sometimes a little too far :D )


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 Post subject: Re: What do we have? a equitment and skills inventory
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:59 pm 
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Location: Minneapolis, MN
equipment:
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hands, eyes and a whole lotta mouth.
random backseat variety hand tools.
access to "basic" wood/plastic/metal tools at work, and an FDM printer.

skills:
CAD (sw / proE)
crayons and prismacolors (i have been known to doodle on floors)
DFMA - design for manufacturing (of the production quality variety) with sheetform metal/plastic, IM plastics, diecast, and extrusions.
sculpture in mixed media. (worked in metal, clay, wood, and snow)
and eating. i am an accomplished eater of foods.


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 Post subject: Re: What do we have? a equitment and skills inventory
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:50 am 
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tools... not sure how many to donate.... most of them get used on house repair

skills that i've used professionally:
autocad
revit
inventor
pro/e
3dsmax (rusty)
framing,finish and cabinet carpentry
faus finishing and scenic painting
electrician (theatre)
rigger (theatre)
pryotech
special effects (stage illusions through stage gore, lighting, sound, etc etc)
lighting design
architectural design
familiarity with most wood and metal shop tools
NFP management (arts sector specifically)
live sound engineer (monitor and FOH)
saute chef
bartender
model building (architectural)
props building (small through furniture)
costume, scenic and lighting design for theatre
costume construction from couture draping to foam and metals
(a lot of that comes from working as a theatre technical director)

i also carve pipes, do some leather work, and custom uhm... specialty devices, and am bad a japanese calligraphy.


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 Post subject: Re: What do we have? An equipment and skills inventory
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:05 pm 
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Wow Metis, quite a list!

I don't have many tools, but I have some electronics components for the parts bin.

My personal "inventory":
>20+ years of customer service and support in IT
>Over seven years of professional computer, networking, and security problem/solution documentation and knowledge management (Windows, middleware, web applications, Unix/AIX environments)
>Website creation and maintenance
>Familiarity and use of PHP code, administration of phpBB
>Strong interest and extensive involvement with Windows OS optimization, tweaking, customizing, hacking
>B.S.E.E. degree
>Time and funds to donate
>Eagerness to fellowship with computer/electronics/crafting enthusiasts
>Intermediate computer graphics ability
>Knowledge and skill with parts selection and assemblage of custom computers
>Need to learn or relearn workshop tools skills
>Willingness to go outside the box
>Plenty of wackiness!

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 Post subject: Re: What do we have? An equipment and skills inventory
PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:09 am 
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Here's my list of gear I'll offer to donate:

Router table with a jig for cutting dovetail and box joints. But no router.
Small table saw. (one of those $125 Menards POS saws. Works ok though)
Scroll saw.
Cheap Chinese $35 chop saw. (never used)
And maybe my wood lathe.


Skill set:

Wisecracking (professional)
Electronics (16 years as a technician)
LabVIEW programming
Woodworking

And what seems to be my greatest skill......
Project starting

examples...
Project: deck replacement - progress: tore off deck last spring - current update: NTR
Project: replace MB carpet with hardwood - progress: tore up old carpet and pad 2 years ago - current update: Occasional splinters
Project: laundry room remodel - progress: gutted entire room, installed 30% sheetrock, finished 70% electrical and 0% plumbing 3 years ago. - current update: NTR


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 Post subject: Re: What do we have? An equipment and skills inventory
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:24 pm 
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It's great to see this is happening locally.

I'm sure I have some electronic equipment I could donate.

As far as myself:

Computers:
I've used Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux for day to day things
Some C/C++
HTML and PHP (working on mysql) for basic web design
Labview
Solidworks

Metalworking:
Manual Machining
Experience with Haas and Milltronics CNC Mills
Write g-code with Mastercam (v9 and X) or by hand

Electronics:
Basic Analog/Digital Stuff
Motorola 68HC11 in College
Atmel AVR on my own time

Misc:
Zcorp 510 3D Printer
Fiberglass Layup
Digital Imaging in Photoshop
Basic Wood Shop


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 Post subject: Re: What do we have? An equipment and skills inventory
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:50 pm 
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not much to donate as for tools.
but i have some computers 3sparc64's(running debian 501) 1 sparc32(need a 50 pin scsi cdrom then openbsd,) dual p3 xeon server(win xp, no *nix support,) and an old laptop/mini tower running dsl(is not very stable but kindof works.)
besides computers i can loan mabey donate one of my sun's/p3 tower.
all i can donate is time/skills.

have done some mig welding,
manual machining, some blacksmithing, some masonry (concrete/thinslate-setting tiles),
worked on wiring a couple houses so high voltage/a.c. but thats nothing much. some basic electronics built a couple amps working on telephone system wired a few guitars. have worked a bit with sheet metal done some welding on sheets (tac) have made a lute/mini bass so luthiering? (have bad spelling,) i have welded a little bit with acid core solder some steel/copper. some wood working, sheetrock, roofing (aluminum), working on small motors, worked on cars a bit (change belts, oil, tires, bearings, filters, radios,) have worked on some computers changing pci cards/raids so can build a cpu, besides that a bunch of random stuff. cant do everything but can probably help for a bit of everything. (accept programming i never know what to make so i never learned anything besides the basics, can do batch for pretty much whatever, and basic (like line numbers basic) basically batch with some extra finess with variables) i can work with sound systems (eq, speakers, cab's,) some basic explosive knowledge like the difference between a rocket/bomp simple fireworks ect. some knowledge/skill with making/examaning weapons (swords, axes, flails, spears, bows, gun ect..) basically some basic physics and biology. pneumatic/hydrualic systems.
edit: i tried a list but ran out of lines..
edit:2 i forgot stuff


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 Post subject: Re: What do we have? An equipment and skills inventory
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:59 am 
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We now have several new members who may not be aware of our collective assets and have not yet indicated what they're able to contribute.

This thread will be a global announcement for a while to encourage more sharing of our group's material and skill assets.

NEW/RELATIVELY NEW MEMBERS: Please review the information here and create a post to introduce yourself!

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 Post subject: Re: What do we have? An equipment and skills inventory
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:43 pm 
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Hey there, Jeremy here, was at the meeting tonight and willing to do what I can to help out

Things I have to offer:
A couple LCD monitors
couple computers
8 or so soldering irons (Most of them are the rat shack cheap ones, though I can bring my good ones too)
digital calipers
dremels
mini scrollsaw
panavisa jrs
a dozen or so 'really bare bone arduinos'
plenty of wire
plenty of books - many vintage electronics, like "Sylvania ECG Semiconductors - Linear Modules and Integrated Circuits", "IC Timer Cookbook" etc.
money
boxes of components
If there's space, I can finally get my Epilog laser, woooo

My skills are -
engineering related (degrees in computer and electrical)
'tinker mentality' - I'm fairly mechanically inclined and can figure out most things
semi-pro photographer with gear
pretty good with promotions, and getting free schwag from companies, or scoring deals and such (Fundraising type stuff)
Because of my MS MVP status I have at least 10 licenses of every MS product, if need be
I have a few friends in radio - when we're up and running I might be able to persuade them to do a story to drum up business. Maybe. Who knows.

Hard to talk about my skills vs things I can donate. hehe


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 Post subject: Re: What do we have? An equipment and skills inventory
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:51 pm 
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Thanks for posting, Jeremy!!! Glad you're with us on this journey and it was nice to talk with you at tonight's meeting.

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