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Josiah Ritchie
Works at Cross Link Group
Attended Washington Bible College
Lives in Allentown, PA
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This'd be nice! (especially if the standard agrees with my expectations) :-)
 
One spool to rule them all...

Campaign for an open standard for 3D printing filament spools.
One spool to rule them all... Coils and coils of lovely 3D printing filament, I'm usually surrounded by them, I struggle with them and often spend time and energy mounting, clamping, switching and feeding them into to various...
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I'm working on a simple LED Lamp workshop for the local girl scout troop for +Make Lehigh Valley. Here's the prototype video. The Super Bright Blue LEDs are still on their way so this is an RGG (instead of RGB) Lamp, making the sheet of Christmas themed velum appropriate. The brains are provided by an +Adafruit Industries Trinket.

Code is in development at https://github.com/MakeLV/Trinket-Mood-Lamp.
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My obligatory snow images from 2014
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Ha ha, I enjoy the snow and the cold. 
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Great Googly Moogly, that's an incredible 3D printer controller! I'm using the X3 on my Ord Bot and love it. I'd thought I wouldn't likely ever need more, but then this... 8 steppers, 8 mosfets with PWM, 6 thermistors...

Here's the full feature list:
 * Atmel ATmega 2560 with FT231x FTDI USB chip - Compatible with Marlin, Repetier, others.
 * 3 Separate Power inputs with its own fast acting blade fuse
 * Dual Mosfet Output for Heatbeds
 * 8 Stepper driver slots with Digital pot control (when using SD8825)
 * 8 Mosfets with PWM control for Hotends/Fans/LEDs
 * 6 end stops inputs
 * 6 Thermistor inputs
 * 2 Thermocouple inputs
 * Wide input(12-24V) high efficiency switching Power supply (5v @ 1A)
 * microSD card socket built-in
 * On board SMT buzzer
 * Fused and Zener protected +5v Vcc line.
 * Ultra Low RDSon, High power Mosfets for minimal heat buildup
 * Input power selector for micro controller [USB or internal regulator]
 * High current capacity connectors and PCB traces.
 * Made with 2 oz. copper 4 Layer and RoHS compliant PCB
 * Expansion ports and breakout pins
 * Screw terminal or crimp type connector options
 * Level shifted RX/TX line ( for direct serial connection to Raspberry Pi and similar 3.3v boards)

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My guess is this is why everything is such a mess.  ;-)
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I took my kids over to +Make Lehigh Valley today while we were out. They had a great time seeing Matt's circuit bending and Ellis's simple device to turn a smart phone into a microscope.  We looked at different types of sugar and some thin wood strips
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Carnage! We've been hearing these loud "pop" sounds every once in awhile inside the house for the last few days, but I haven't really wanted to put myself in harms way if something happened up on the roof. Looking at it, now, I think the bolts holding the gutters were simply sheering off under the stress. This seems to have happened across almost the entire back of the house.

I got it easy though. About the same time this happened, +Jared Steckel's car port caved in. That looks much worse.
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Yikes, sorry, bro! 
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This looks interesting, no Linux support though. The new 1.0 version is open source and has some interesting features. 
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Occupation
Network and System Administrator
Skills
Linux System Administration, Efficient Small Office Networks, Open Source Technologies
Employment
  • Cross Link Group
    Network Administrator, 2012 - present
    Wherein I join a team to provide IT solutions for non-profits across many different needs and sizes.
  • Fellowship International Missions
    Geek Missionary, 2005 - 2012
    Wherein I provide IT solutions and helpdesk services for a multi-national, multi-cultural organization.
  • IT Contractor
    2008 - 2012
    Managed Service Provider for small non-profits.
  • Washington Bible College
    Network Administrator, 2000 - 2007
    Managed the provision of all technology services across a multi-site, multi-network campus solving the unique needs of students, professors and office personnel.
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Allentown, PA
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York Springs, PA - Lanham, MD - York Springs, PA - Allentown, PA - Mariaville, ME - Dillsburg, PA - Schroon Lake, NY - Bradford, ME
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Christian, Dad, Geek, Maker, System Admin
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I like to make things, I like to understand things and I like to make small changes that have significant positive impact in a system after having spent the effort to understand the system fully. I'll usually wait to be asked before I contribute and I'll expect you to contribute without being asked. I take great joy in my faith, family and freedom. I don't believe in self-esteem. 

More than STEAM or any other educational ideal, I believe in giving my kids an education tuned to them and their unique abilities to foster their creativity and excitement for learning and to give them freedom to develop an understanding of the world around them outside of the pressure and guidance of a peer group, but in a multi-aged and as diverse community as I can foster. These are the things that encourage me to homeschool my children.

I don't believe in normal. I think normal is a harmful concept that is used to encourage us to all achieve less than we are capable of and to ignore our greatest interests and strengths causing us to be less than we were created capable of due to the pressures of our society to fit in. In the end I believe this does damage to the society by eschewing diversity and promoting uniformity in the name of unity. I believe unity can be attained in highly diverse communities of people and I desire to promote that in the communities of which I take part.
Education
  • Washington Bible College
    2000 - 2005
  • Bermudian Springs High School
    1996 - 2000
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My wife and I were planning a date bike ride, but found a flat on her bike and a dry rot tire on mine Also I wanted to switch to flat pedals to pull a trailer of kids in the future. We stopped in for parts and checked about getting it installed. The place was hoping, but Taylor took care of us right away as he said he didn't have room to store them. While we waited we enjoyed a couple Mochas that were terrific and took in the atmosphere. We were in and out in 20min. for about $60 including labor and coffee. We happened to hit a day where everything was discounted so prices were especially good and they made sure we got the best of the deals by giving us our coupon back saying they had a better deal for us. Our date plans saved and even enhanced, we popped into a couple more shops in the triangle and then headed out to enjoy a meal at Outback. We ended the evening coasting around Cedar Beach, an excellent restart of our biking enthusiasm pre-kids. Next time the kids are coming.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
I went to puppet training in this facility on the 11th floor. Finding the building was no trouble. Security was friendly and easy to work with. The folks at the front desk were good. Bathrooms were maintained and snacks and lunch were provided. There is a Pot Belly's on the ground level of the same building if you want something different. If you are coming from outside the city by bus, there are several options for catching a bus into port authority and an easy walk from where they leave you. If it is raining, you will get wet so an umbrella is worth considering if the weather is threatening.
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Appeal: GoodFacilities: Very goodService: Very good
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
It gets the job done and beats driving to Bethlehem. The attendant is friendly and informative, but behind glass and you have to request a key for access to the bathroom, but really, this is a bus terminal. You don't spend much time here if you plan right. The one thing I'd most like is for the attendant to take credit/debit cards. The ATM wasn't working and I had to run up 4 blocks to the nearest known ATM and back, just barely making my bus. So, take cash for your purchase. Parking is available, but this isn't the best part of town so I'm not sure what the risk is in leaving a vehicle. If you aren't real close in town and have a vehicle, Trans-Bridge also picks up at their location in Bethlehem. I don't know about the other bus services in the area.
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Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
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This isn't directly connected to the subway, but you can go underground to the subway the entire way. This is great if it is raining or something like that. A few amenities exist, but are limited. If you have questions, there is usually someone friendly around able to provide some assistance.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
I had a simple valve stem replacement. They took care of it quickly and within the requested time even though I was needing it quickly and they had other jobs they called as soon as it was done allowing me time to plan my day easily. Thanks guys!
Public - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 years ago