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38 Oakland, CA Man


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  • Ages 28–42
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Last Online
Today – 6:47am
5′ 9″ (1.74m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Atheism, and laughing about it
Taurus, but it doesn’t matter
Working on space camp
Science / Engineering
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Mostly monogamous
Has a kid, and might want more
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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What I’m doing with my life
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Bringing design tools to kids and adults. I want to turn consumers in to designers, and change the way we process stuff.

A while ago, I designed and fabricated 3D Printers. Part CAD/CAM/CNC Engineer, part Linux guru, part education advocate, all robot nerd, there aren't many places I get to do ALL THE THINGS!

But I've found a place to do these things, and I'm loving it.

I hate the word "Maker". As if there only some small swath of people who have knitted a sweater or rebuilt an engine or furnished a hardwood table or grown a garden or - *pppppbbbbbbttttt!!!*

...but if that's the "Banner" that we can wave to say, "Life is more entertaining if you have more cultural output than input" then...*WAVE*

I prefer the word "Hacker" because that means "someone who makes or breaks for the joy of it" because, fuck, it's fun!

So I'm a community hacker.

I am a member of the Flaming Lotus Girls, Flux Foundation, I have worked a little with the Neverwas crew, the Kinetic Steam Works, and I am one of the few remaining active members of Orb Swarm.

Out side of work, I do not devote much time to these endeavors. I have my BROAD skill set but I also have my time limits. When I show up, I find the people who need my skill set, and I ask them for their "dumb-grunt work" know, the non glorious shit that other people don't want to do, but that I can bang out in a few hours a week. Leaving enough time for Kiddo, Work, and life.

Basically, community art is my idea of "Happy Hour". Hanging out with friends with a couple of beers.

What do I make?

I make robots. I make walking robots, rolling robots, stationary robots and flying robots. I make robots that are on fire, robots that blink, robots that play music, robots that grow gardens, robots that take pictures, and robots that make more robots...

...I fake it...I fake it all...but no one has caught on yet, so I must be faking it right...but that's part of hacking...

Why do a I hack? Obviously because it is fun, but also because it is something I can do around parenthood. And, when parenthood and hacking collide...well...lets just say my kid is a chip off the old billet...
I’m really good at
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Whatever I want... I try it, and if I like it, I try it again and again.

Teaching. Teaching peers, teaching friends, teaching kids, teaching adults, teaching total strangers. Knowledge is the one commerce that is not lost when it is paid.

Learning. Learning from peers, learning from friends, learning from kids, learning from adults, learning from total strangers. Knowledge is the one offering that is not a sacrifice.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Aluminum chips in my hair, that familiar smell of coolant...that's a guess...I spend an awful lot of time in front of a CNC Mill.

*** Alas, that's old news. ***

Now I have a desk job. I miss the days when I was working body and mind for a living. Designing parts AND 75 lifting pound plates? That's a balance I could use at my new job.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Boots, metal, art, challenges, and my friends
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My awesome friends and the awesome we make.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I hope I never have to find out.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I was once asked in an interview what my biggest fear was. I answered that I was afraid my biggest fear would be too boring.
You should message me if
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Must love kids...and robots...and kids who love robots.

If you'd like to actually meet and see what happens. Chemistry, be damned, I'll enjoy your company, regardless.