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Clark77494
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Can Crusher

My nickname is Clark and have a background in Electro Mechanical fabrication from Silicon Valley. Basically the Engineers would give me a Electro mechanical blue print and I would make the items they had blue printed. My software skills are something to be desired but I'm getting there. Fast forward to present day and my new career is a Real Estate Investor with multiple rental houses that help my pay for my Arduino hobby. I am currently working on a Soda Can Crushing machine using a NEMA 23 stepper motor. I have found metal fabrication services online (Who Knew!) that make parts for me for my projects. 

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@clark77494 Welcome to the forum. There are a few of us here who are somewhat mechanically deficient, but ok at code and/or electronics, so we will all gain from each other.

First computer 1959. Retired from my own computer company 2004.
Hardware - Expert in 1401, and 360, fairly knowledge in PC plus numerous MPU's and MCU's
Major Languages - Machine language, 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PL/I and PL1, Pascal, Basic, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
Sure you can learn to be a programmer, it will take the same amount of time for me to learn to be a Doctor.


   
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@clark77494 Welcome to the forum. There are a few of us here who are somewhat mechanically deficient, but ok at code and/or electronics, so we will all gain from each other.

Likewise... There are a number of us here who are both mechanically and software efficient!  If you never ask, you will never know!


   
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Can Crusher

My nickname is Clark and have a background in Electro Mechanical fabrication from Silicon Valley. Basically the Engineers would give me a Electro mechanical blue print and I would make the items they had blue printed. My software skills are something to be desired but I'm getting there. Fast forward to present day and my new career is a Real Estate Investor with multiple rental houses that help my pay for my Arduino hobby. I am currently working on a Soda Can Crushing machine using a NEMA 23 stepper motor. I have found metal fabrication services online (Who Knew!) that make parts for me for my projects. 

Welcome Clark, you will find this forum very helpful and full of like-minded members.

Enjoy!

Ron B

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Lee G
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@clark77494

Welcome to the forum Clark. I’m from “up north a ways” in the DFW area.

The forum has many folks that should be able to help you with your software skills. I know they have helped me with some of my projects. As they say, “all ya gotta do is ask…” 

Have a good day. Lee


   
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@lee-g I just created my first post about a NEMA 34 motor project I am working on. It is spinning but not as fast as I like. It is really great to have support from the community. I love designing new projects and in the process of finishing up on the can crusher project this weekend. Everything is working just need to build the wooden enclosure for it, and will post the video once completed, and would like to share the project with the community. On the can crusher I am using a NEMA 23 stepper which if you geared it right could crush a 5 gallon drum! 🙂 Thank you for welcoming me to the community. 

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Welcome aboard from Plano, Texas


   
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