Introduction / Bio
Hi! Name's Nathaniel Bezanson. Sometimes I go by Nate, but that's ambiguous.
- Spot-welder for battery-tab welding
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...
- PDH/SONET transmission and cross-connect: T1, DS3, OCx. (STS-xC)
- Spent too much time with a T-Berd, not enough with a SunSet.
- Would be happy to teach you Bell System cable-lacing technique
- And wire-wrapping, the 25-pair color code, TP76300 workmanship
- Never terminated or spliced my own fiber, though. Would love to learn.
- Cellular back-end support: MTSO equipment, BTS equipment
- Know a little about CDMA, but just on the air and network, not handsets.
- Point-of-sale hardware, OPOS scanners/scales/printers
- Barcode scanners are a security problem, ask me why.
- Starting to learn my way around CANbus, but much is under NDA. :(
- Electronics tinkering since I could hold a screwdriver
- Primary interest these days is 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.
My space-related TODO / project queue:
- incorporate ToDo by reference
- Complete OtherEvents calendar gathering.
- Backup keypad and help with software
- convert DesignJet 300 to color (it's a firmware hack followed by recalibration, just need the right paper for the calibration routine, which may be a BS requirement)
- install limit switches on makerbot
- fix makerbot's build platform heater power connector
- build far-IR flashlight and document on this wiki
- build XM-L flashlight and document on this wiki
- mod USB jack into Galaxy Tab and document on iFixit
- mount rack onto wheels and build network lab
- erect shelves in E-room
- reorganize and relabel and redocument E-room parts selection
- build another fold-down welding shield
- mount cable-grip on TigWelder power cord
- dissect Planar touchscreen PC and figure out USB pinout
- figure out LaserCut's origin issues, and lead a real class on the Laser Cutter
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
- Fuse tester or multimeter
- Spare fuses
- Jumper cables