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Marc Christensen
Works at Control4
Attended East High Shool, Univeristy of Utah
Lives in Orem, UT
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I'm interested in the opinions you have on the three CNC machines:

Shapeoko 3
http://www.shapeoko.com/

X-Carve
https://www.inventables.com/technologies/x-carve

Routakit:
https://www.routakit.com/

What do you feel the strengths of each are and weaknesses. How do they compare to each other. Have you used one or more of them?

Thanks.
Open source kits to build a machine for milling plastics, woods, and metals
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Looks like a great resource.  Thanks for the pointer!
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Me flying over Monroe Canyon in Monroe UT, posted on Ozone Paragliders​'s Instagram feed: https://instagram.com/p/8f_JHVy9cE/
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My view right now. Happy Friday everyone!!!

#camping #utah #timpanogos #summer2015
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My DIY garden automation system.

This video shows one of the 4 zones during its watering cycle.  A copper tube has holes that distribute the water.  The holes are facing up so that the pressure in the pipe is even across the span (rather than having more water run out near the entry point).

The water is pumped to each zone using a small fountain pump held in a cistern which is kept full by a float valve.  

All is controlled by a Raspberry Pi which controls the relays for the pumps and records ambient light, ambient temperature and soil temps and soil moisture content for each zone.  Each zone has its own watering duration so that small containers and large hanging planters all get the right amount of water each time they're watered.

Watering is based on soil moisture content or schedule although, the moisture readings/schedulings are not yet complete.

Code on GitHub here:

https://github.com/mecworks/garden_pi

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Olde Saint Rose church, Layton, UT.

#utah, #blackandwhite #monochrome #architecture #oldbuildings #urbandecay
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Amazing child needs help this holiday season. Please help Chrissy: http://dt.gofund.me/Chrissysalliance&rcid=37dd46aaefe54108aa82f8268059c82e  #breastcancer #fightlikeagirl 
I answered my phone, a typical bubbly hello as I saw my best friend’s name pop up on the screen. “Hello, Annette!” Instantly, I knew something was wrong. She asked me while sobbing, “Can you do family portraits for us this week? Chrissy’s doctor just called and said she has a very rare form of br...
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Cool things my company does. +Control4
 
#HomeAutomation is more than just a luxury for many people. It gave the Wildes family peace of mind to leave their 20-year-old #autistic son at home so they could enjoy a night out, while providing him with some much desired freedom.
#Automation4Autism #Control4aCause #autism
http://bit.ly/C4Autism
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Me, flying at the Point of the Mountain Flight Park in Draper, UT. 
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How did the Orion spacecraft heat shield hold up to 4000°F? We're cutting it apart to find out: http://go.nasa.gov/1F9Azl7
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"To make a mountain of your life is just a choice. 
But I never learned enough to listen to the voice that told me: 
'Always love, hate will get you every time, always love, don't wait till the finish line'...."

One of their best. Nada Surf.

Nada Surf - Always Love
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Occupation
Software engineering, testing and system administration (Linux)
Skills
Linux system administration, python programming, embedded systems hardware/firmware automation.
Employment
  • Control4
    Senior System PQA Engineer III, Embedded OS, 2011 - present
  • Salt Lake Linux Users Group
    Board of Trustee, 1994 - 2013
  • Novell Inc
    Software engineering, testing and system administration (Linux), 2011 - 2011
  • Caldera Systems
    Software Engineer
  • Univeristy of Utah
    Programmer, System Administrator
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Orem, UT
Previously
Salt Lake City, UT - Tusayon, AZ - Nagoya, Japan - Fukui, Japan - Takaoka, Japan - Kyoto, Japan - Karia, Japan
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Tech, Linux, outdoors, DIY, creative, photography, plant based (vegan), cycling, hiking, swimming.
Introduction
Love my family and friends, the outdoors. technology, computers, cycling, hiking, swimming, photography, good food (plant based). art, literature, investing.
Education
  • East High Shool, Univeristy of Utah
  • University of Utah
    Computer Science
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