Go Beyond

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Services

Services that I offer or can offer.

3D printing / OpenSCAD modeling

I have a Prusa i3 MK2S printer. I've printed PLA and PETG on it. I don't really know what I'm doing yet, but I'm open to accepting a crypto payment to print something and mail it off to you.

I have very limited experience with OpenSCAD, which is 3D modeling software / a scripting language to describe 3D models.

Here's some things that I've made and printed.

Again, I don't really know what I'm doing and there's lots of people who do know what they are doing, so you are probably better off going elsewhere.

Motorcycle mechanic

I have done quite a bit of work on my own motorcycles over the years and have worked with a very good mechanic (and occasional machinist) for hundreds of hours. I try to understand how things work, how they are made, and don't like throwing parts at a problem. But, there's many better mechanics than myself.

Most of my experience is with somewhat older bikes, BMW Airheads, 80's Japanese, carbureted dual sports, etc.

I've replaced clutches, adjusted valves, cleaned carburetors, done electrical, suspension, some top end work, etc.

I think that any good mechanic needs to know more about the materials and how to fabricate. I'm no electrical engineer but I follow EEV blog, no mechanical engineer but I follow AVE and This Old Tony. And while I work mostly on motorcycles, I do some work on cars/trucks as well (90s and older, roughly). When I was 17 I pulled my fuel injectors out of my '86 Celica, cleaned them, put them back in. One was still stuck, so had to replace them with some from a Supra. Ended up having to wire a resistor inline and got it all working. No one taught me any of this, I just did it. I find a problem and I work towards a solution. Or sometimes I make problems.

Again, this isn't my main forte but I am somewhat mechanically minded.

Systems engineering / DevOps Engineering / Go / Python

This is where I've spent the most time. There's a lot I don't know, but there's also a number of things that I've done that I've seen no one else do (granted, which isn't all that uncommon in regards to technology).

I generally prefer to let my code do the talking.

Ideas/consulting/whatever

I'm not a one trick pony by any means. Not to say that all of my tricks are great, but you might be able to gather from this blog that I have thoughts and, if you're lucky, experience on a lot of topics. I like to solve problems.

Tutoring

They say it's better to be uninformed than misinformed, but if you'd like to run the risk, I would like to teach on any of the listed topics. Though perhaps for the best, I'm not a particularly good teacher.

Stuff for sale

If you'd rather buy something from me that's already made, I have a page for that.

If you're interested...

Feel free to contact me