Soldering Ardino Circuits

It’s winter time. We are comming in doors to work on the computer and electronics now. We are learning Arduino sketches and basic electronic circuit theory and applications. We loaded Linux on one of the brother’s laptop. This was our first solering session. We soldered Arduino microcontroller boards and the circuits that they were going …

Bike Tech At 7 Weeks

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 …

First Hi-Tech Training Class!

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 …

This is what happens when you volunteer in a small town

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 …

Mechanical Engineering 101 (or how to rebuild a bike)

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 …