Interests

Background

I received my Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the Purdue University extension in Fort Wayne, Indiana. During my last two years of my undergraduate degree and three years after graduation I worked as a programmer in Fort Wayne working for OPN: Systems. I went back to school in 1994 and received a Masters degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University. I stayed at MSU after graduation working for the Comm Tech Lab and the Virtual University. In 2001 I went back to school again (do you see a pattern forming?) and received a Ph.D. in Information Science from Indiana University.  

Single-Board Computers / Microcontrollers

I’m interested in single-board computers and in microcontrollers that can interact with sensors and output devices.  I participated in the original Raspberry Pi Kickstarter and now have three versions of the Raspberry Pi (one is the Kano).   I have Arduino branded boards and a few other, mostly Arduino compatible, boards and accessories (MicroduinoRFduino, and Onion Omega).  I also have the Kickstarter version of the Parallel Board.  It has a dual-core ARM A9 processor to run a linux-based OS along with a 16-core Epiphany coprocessor to use for parallel computing applications.

Music

I've played musical instruments most of my life. Early on I learned piano and I played trumpet through high school. More recently I’ve been playing guitar.

Dancing

For some reason most people are surprised when I tell them I've been dancing for about 15 years. I've learned the basics of most American style ballroom dances, most swing variations, many Latin dances, and the hustle (the partner dance not the line dance).

Photography

I've enjoyed photography for years and went completely digital years ago. I also do some digital manipulation of images.


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