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    Ham Radio at the University of Scouting 2015

    I had the opportunity to present at this year’s University of Scouting (Pine Tree Council, 2015) on Ham Radio. The class was well attended and there was a wealth of information to share – not all of which could be done in the short hour we had allocated to us. The attendees were mostly unlicensed Scouts and adults looking to understand what would be involved in earning the Radio Merit Badge and becoming a licensed Ham.

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    Fixing Absolute Paths, From Jekyll to Cordova

    Jekyll has really been a great tool to develop a site with. It allows me to take a bunch of content and lay it into templates to generate a static website, with dynamic-like content, that can be served from nearly anywhere. With jQuery Mobile and some JavaScript thrown in, an entire application is easily born. This was the approach I took with the Portland Women’s History Trail project. However, my troubles began when working to bundle the HTML5/CSS/JavaScript into an native app with Cordova.

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    Maine Campus Crush

    Maine Campus Crush is a tile-matching puzzle video game. It is also a challenge game between the University of Maine System campuses. Choose your team and play for the highest scores!

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    Portland Women's History Trail

    A mobile, web-based version of the Portland Women’s History Trail originally created by Eileen Eagan and Polly Welts Kaufman in Portland (Maine). The app is built using jQuery Mobile and jekyll to create a complete HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript application.

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    K1N Navassa Island Contact

    I managed to make contact with the “rarest of the rare” remote locations for amateur radio operators this morning, K1N, on Navassa Island. It’s a tiny place between Hati, Cuba, and Jamacia. It is administered by the US, but remains disputed between the US and Hati.

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    Pondering Site Changes

    Here I sit, looking at past projects (portfolio) and posts thinking of the work that goes into the site versus the work that goes into the content. The result is, too much time goes into the site and not enough into the content. There must be an easier way. A way to encourage myself to write more content and avoid my temptation to tinker with site mechanics.

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    COS 399 - Programming Autonomous Robots (Spring 2015)

    Introduction to the programming concepts involved with autonomous robotic systems. Using off the shelf robot kits students will design a simple robotic platform to meet specific goals. Then, using a common platform for the remainder of the course, students will develop their programming capabilities. Simple open-ended, feedback, and artifial intelligence systems will be explored throughout the. Several benchmarks and robot competitions will be used demonstrate the platform and programming learned in the course.

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