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Droidwerx
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Hello from Canada's sunny Okanagan, my name is Rob. I have been a tech geek all my life, and have a well rounded interest in all the sciences. Any toy's my mom gave me, amused me for a couple of hours, and then out came the screwdrivers, I needed to know what made them tick. ( Insert mad scientist laugh here ). I go back to the days of IBM main frame systems using punch cards and grew up into the computer/electronic world we have
today, from the Commodore Pet all the way to the whats obsolete in 6 months from now.

I am a journey man Electric Rewind mechanic trained at Calgary's SAIT Institute, and used to be a partner in an Electric motor repair shop in Alberta, but I sold out my share, as the trade was to overly chemically toxic for me.

I then worked for company based out of Nisku Alberta manufacturing, repairing, installing and inspecting overhead cranes. I have also worked for 10 years as a certified warranty repair tech for all the major brands of welding and plasma cutting equipment here in the Okanagan.

I now, for the last 5 years, have been doing industrial maintenance, keeping every thing from a grinder to a beam cutting Fanuc robot operational , for a structural steel company here in Canada's sunny Okanagan.

I also enjoy flying and shooting bow for sport, I do not hunt πŸ™‚


   
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@droidwerx

Welcome to the forum and any posts on your electronic projects.

Any toy's my mom gave me, amused me for a couple of hours, and then out came the screwdrivers, I needed to know what made them tick.

A childhood need to find out how something works by pulling it apart seems to be a common story with technically minded people.

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@robotbuilder @droidwerx To this day I wil still take things apart to investigate their inner workings, although with miniaturization and solid state devices it is often less revealing than the good old days. Now putting things back together, well that's a different story, and why is there always one screw left over?

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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@zander Thanks for dropping by Ron πŸ™‚ The left over screw, was a badge of honor, it was proof the engineer went 1 screw to far!! This is my first time on a forum of any type, excluding my Stack Over Flow stocking habit where I was just stalked around looking for code info on Windows API call examples for Delphi Pascal. And I also still take things apart, but now I have way more tools at my disposal !! I'm working on a Stabila laser leveling system for a friend, the laser will not rotate at it -5 CΒ° as it used to. The laser repair guy in Kelowna put another circuit board in there but, still nothing, I'm suspecting its the gear box bushings or lubrication, as this unit has sat in the blazing sun for years. It look's pretty delicate so I'm thinking I'm gonna need that last screw this time πŸ™‚


   
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@robotbuilder I still have that habit to this day, it makes my wife nervous , how ever after the Kurig Coffee machine surgery last year, I found a plugged screen with a nasty clear bio-film plugging it. Was a complete pain in the backside to clean, however after the reassembly of her baby, it worked fine. I called it a success because the were no left over screws this time , must be getting better at it 😀 Β 


   
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