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Nbezanson
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Real Name Nate Bezanson
E-mail Address user-part "myself"URIs of the form "user-part "myself"" are not allowed., domain-part "telcodata.us"URIs of the form "domain-part "telcodata.us"" are not allowed.
IRC Handle myself

Electronics Lab Coordinator
Vice-President: 2011-2012
Vice-President of Onboarding: 2015-2016
Vice-President of Member Retention: 2015-2016
Board Member: 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015

Authorized to use:

Acer 1440G Lathe
Ryobi P260 Impact Wrench
Miller Dynasty 200

Certified Trainer on:

Ryobi P260 Impact Wrench


Introduction / Bio

Hi! Name's Nathaniel Bezanson. Nate is fine, unless there's another Nate around.

Contact:

  • email me: username "myself" at domain "telcodata.us"
  • or by phone: NPA 248, NXX 379, suffix 3614.

Projects:

My work schedule is somewhat random. I'll be in town for months, then traveling for weeks or months. So, you might not see me around the space for a while, and then I'll be there every day, and then I'll be scarce again. Some of our other members work for the same company...

Professional background:

  • Vehicle electronics, sensors, systems.
  • DC power, whether that's +12V in cars or -48V in telco.
  • In the distant past: PoS systems, barcode scanners, stuff like that.
  • Even more distant: Cellular tower and MTSO equipment, provisioning.
  • Prehistoric: Wireline/fiber transport networks, PDH/SONET, BITS sync.

Hobby background:

  • Electronics tinkering since I could hold a screwdriver
  • Have built a few barely-eye-safe LED flashlights
  • Know a bit about a lot: Cars, audio, rocketry, batteries.
  • Licensed as a ham, but never get on the air under Part 97.
  • Part-15 though, now that's fun. Ask me about Ricochet.
  • Am apparently a fairly accomplished solderer. Love to teach.

Stuff

I own the Genie and most of the Acer 1440G Lathe. And lots of stuff in the Electronics Room.

Projects

I should document more. RecentChangesScraper ran on my desktop at home because mediawiki lacks the function internally. (Now we have #wiki-changes on Slack!)

History

Some of my wall-of-text posts explaining various aspects of the space: The twitterbot: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/i3detroit/2nhHcAVuW30/9JQotQRCfaoJ


Roadside toolkit

This is my scratchpad for tools and links that should be in the toolkit prepared for the Roadside Skills class.

  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Small compressor
  • Tire patch kit (reamer, inserter, worms, rubber cement)
  • Small locking pliers
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Headlamp and batteries
  • Gloves
  • Fuse tester or multimeter
  • Spare fuses
  • Jumper cables

Edu talk

This is my scratchpad for topics to present at the Roeper coffee-talk on January 17th, 2013.

  • We're hard-wired to hack and make
  • Not doing so is a form of poverty / deprivation
    • What makes us uniquely human
      • We maintain deep and long-lasting social and romantic relationships / lonely/outcast / we put them in therapy.
      • We use complex language to express abstract thoughts / illiterate / we have remedial programs.
      • (and we enjoy doing these things, it makes us feel complete as humans)
      • Stereo vision and opposable thumbs: Modify our environment (3D) / ____ we don't have a term for this. But I feel just as bad for their emptiness. / we put them in charge.
  • Minecraft as an outlet for kids who don't have 200 lbs of Lego
  • Okay, so come do the real thing.
  • Literacy: Books were expensive, so libraries were the community solution.
    • Cost of publishing has dropped to nearly-zero
    • So what's the next frontier?
  • Hackerspaces, makerspaces, and schools
    • How to approach this?

https://rainfordrestorations.com/2013/06/04/traditional-sloyd-tool-cabinet/ "Everyone human likes to move, so we came up with yoga, dance and sport to make movement more engaging and expanding. So too with woodworking and Sloyd."

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