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About Me:
I'm a Network Engineer for F5 Networks ( Married, with two chizzles, and a dog who doesn't know how to stop eating.

In the late 90's I was an aviation structural mechanic / hydraulics for the US Navy. I worked on rotary aircraft primarily, but also did work with fixed wing aircraft.

In the early 2000's I left the Navy to seek out a career in Commercial diving. I dove pipe in the gulf, including search and recovery, Non destructive Testing, and just general hard work period.

During the peak of an unfortunate sickness in the family, I moved back to Washington State where I worked security while preparing to go to school for my associates in video game design.

Through my time in college, I ended up leaving security, doing misc jobs, usually involving welding, until I landed a contractor gig at a small reseller as a pre and post sales engineer. I later moved on to f5 networks as a Network Support engineer (Assisting other network engineers in the use of our product), and eventually into Product development to assist in the quality of th product before it goes out the door.

I am familiar in BASH scripting, python, php, perl, javascript, and C. bash scripting and python are my strengths, while I've been brushing up on C for embedded systems (I wonder why)

My ultimate goal in this hobby is to build a full autonomous UAV, for the air, and one for underwater.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Seattle/Tacoma, WA

Parts list

Futaba 2.4ghz ex4(?) 6 channel radio and receiver = $199.00
Controller () = $
Servos () = $
Motor(s) () = $
Batteries/fuel(?) (consumables) = $
Materials () = $
In Work...

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 4:35pm on January 3, 2008, problah said…
In Work...
At 7:34pm on April 23, 2008, Adam French said…
Did you end up switching to propeller chipset? I'm in the same boat re: not wanting to pick up another development environment if I don't have to. I've been using AVR and Arduino so far.

Cool bio - impressive u/w work.
At 8:23pm on April 23, 2008, problah said…
No, I've ended up going with the Arduino. I really dig it. I think if I'm going to be doing more robust tasks, I'd be better off getting an Operating System in the mix, and run the Arduino via USB for whatever I need.

The propeller offers a ton of cool features, but I don't need it at the moment.
At 1:19pm on July 5, 2009, Jeff West said…
PROBLAH, I'm also in Washington and investigating UAVs as both a hobby and business investment.

Ever do any work with IR for search and rescue apps ?

Let me know. my emai


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