About Me: Electronics, Computer, Chemical & Mechanical Background

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Below is a little about me.  I'll briefly discuss what my interests are along with some brief history on myself.

Electronics & Computer Background

I've been working with electronics since I was in 8th grade, in 1982.  At that time I started a very small neighborhood electronics repair business.  I fixed Atari's, radios, tape recorders, some TV's, etc.

When I was 14, I used to read and build various projects I'd find in the Popular Electronics magazine.  I read the Popular Mechanics magazines as well. 

My local hangout was the Radio Shack and school library.  You'd find me studying 555 timer circuits, LM386 audio amplifier circuits, and various other digital and analog circuits.  

I did a couple of science fair projects. One of them was a drum synthesizer that I built on a breadboard to test.  Then for the actual 9th grade science fair, I designed and etched the copper board which I soldered my electronic components to.

When I was in Junior High School and High School in Roy, Utah, I studied BASIC, FORTRAN, PASCAL, COBOL, ASSEMBLY computer programming languages.

I was a Sterling Scholar in 1986 my senior year in High School.  I had all sorts of electronics and mechanical experiments that I had built in my portfolio.

When I was 18, I studied at Weber State College.  It is now Weber State University.

At the University, I enriched my knowledge of Digital and Power electronics.  We worked with various circuits like PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), EEPROM's, timer circuits, etc.

I was going to become an electronics engineer like my two uncles!

I did fine with Algebra, Trigonometry and other mathematics.  Then came Calculus!

After two semesters of Calculus, I decided enough of this!  I thought, there is no way I'm going to become an electronics engineer and do calculus all the time! 

So, finally after many years at the university, I began working for a small local computer repair company in Ogden, Utah. 

Chemical Background

I took chemistry in High School from mister Moulding.  We did all sorts of experiments.  I don't remember any of them at the moment.  I'm more into the electronics, computer and mechanical.  With that said, we will probably explore ways of making hydrogen with chemicals.  In fact, we already are with salt and baking soda!

Mechanical Background

Oh boy!  I remember investing a lot of my time rebuilding carburetors and engines for my motorcycles, snowmobiles and Baja Bug!  I should have been chasing women, but for some reason I was so intrigued with all of this stuff!  Most times when I'd work with my engines and other projects, I would get huge endorphin rushes which resulted in a comfortable well being. 

Other Hobbies!

Below are some of my other hobbies

Windsurfing & Canoeing & Mountain Biking

About 11 years ago, I took up windsurfing, land sailing (Terrasailing) and got more into nature.  

I built a canoe with my dad when I was in 11th grade.  I also built a couple of dagger boards and rigging for a sail for it in wood shop.

Since August 2012, I do basic mountain biking with my girlfriend on the dirt roads around our place.  About 1 time per week we also go for a 1 hour round trip ride to the beach near our place.

I'm still quite experienced with computers.  As I learn more about making hydrogen, it's slowly coming back to me in regards to working with electronics.

So, that's a little background about me!

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