Todd Chandler

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Todd Chandler

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I'm Todd Chandler and I've lived in Louisville, Ky nearly my entire life. I've enjoyed taking things apart since I was little and sometimes putting them back together. I have an electrical engineering degree but I am interested in a lot of different types of making. Right now I'm an electrical design engineer (I design power/fire alarm/etc. for new buildings) for the Army Corps of Engineers. I've done a little bit of a lot of things so I might be able to point you in the right direction if you need help finding a resource.

Some areas I've worked/played in:

  • Programming in java, jsp, C++, C, Ruby, VB, SQL, spin, microcontroller assembly (PIC, AVR, propeller)
  • Unix/Linux (but I'm a little rusty)
  • Homebrew printed circuit boards
  • Arduino
  • Basic electronics
  • Knitting, Crocheting, Sewing (I've made my family a few things)
  • Stained Glass
  • Drawing
  • CADD
  • Robotics (mostly Lego Mindstorms but I'm interested in others)

Things I have:

  • Benchtop drill press
  • Table saw
  • Router
  • Hand Jigsaw
  • Zip tool
  • Dremel
  • Various hand/power tools
  • Etching tank
  • Soldering iron
  • Small oxy/propane torch
  • 5HP air compressor
  • Oscilloscope with one channel working
  • Sewing Machine
  • A box of stained glass and some hand tools
  • AC motors, stepper motors, small dc motors, a few servos, old computer and printer parts
  • Lots of nuts and bolts
  • Various electric/electronic parts

Things I'd Like to Have:

  • CNC machine
  • Welder
  • Lathe
  • Laser cutter
  • MakeBot
  • Stained glass grinder
  • Digital storage oscilloscope
  • Oxy/acetaline torch

Projects/Areas of Interest:

  • Electronics
  • Craft
  • Robotics
  • LED lamps
  • Glass craft
  • Wii controller interfacing/sensor control/interfacing
  • Motor control