This is what I am calling our Dawson, Georgia Program. Hey, a bit of trivia: What city in Georgia was Otis Redding singing about?
Greetings and As-Salaam Alaikum! We are now at seven weeks of Bike Tech! I have been working with two, sometimes three young brothers that are serious about rebuilding their own bikes! The bikes are now stripped of all parts and sanded smooth. This weekend we are priming and, depending on the weather and how fast the primer dries, we may paint!
After we paint we will begin re-assembly. Ofcourse, it’s always easier to tears something down than to build it up.
As-Salaam Alaikum! This past Saturday I was blessed to host my first tech training class since 2012. I am working with two home-schooled brothers, 12 and 16, who already have some programming and electronic knowledge. I am mentoring them in micro-controller programming, electronics, and basic computer theory and operation. The class is for about 2 hours on Saturday mornings.
Right now, the hi-tech and the hand-tech training are currently separate, due to logistics and personnel (its’ only me). However the plan is to do everything in one location and combine the group and training.
I am a believer that they are. I’m striving to produce these kinds of results with young brothers I am working with in South Georgia. What about you? Full article: This 12-year-old won $25,000 for an invention that helps detect lead in water
Sometimes I stop at the McDonald’s in Dawson, GA to get a cup of coffee. It’s the only place to get coffee that I know of. Oh yes, there is also the Huddle House restaurant. Yesterday when I arrived, I greeted the table of old soldiers that are always there. One of them asked me “Are you the Mooslim that is speaking at the government building Thursday?” Continue reading “This is what happens when you volunteer in a small town”
Greetings and As-Salaam Alaikum! Today was the first day of practicing what I preach since 2012! Man, I can’t believe it’s been six years and I am six years older! This time I am starting out with teaching youth how to rebuild bikes. Today we started disassembling them. We got as far as the sprockets and forks before a pop-up rain storm clobbered us. Continue reading “Mechanical Engineering 101 (or how to rebuild a bike)”