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Michael Shimniok
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Short, simple to the point. Excellent video. Can't wait to get a good edge on my new camp hatchet. 
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Neglected U-Joint
On my drive up to Estes Park for the weekend, I noticed a drivetrain vibration getting worse. The mechanic who serviced the transmission a few months ago mentioned a bad ujoint. That's the understatement of the year. I pulled the driveshaft and discovered t...
On my drive up to Estes Park for the weekend, I noticed a drivetrain vibration getting worse. The mechanic who serviced the transmission a few months ago mentioned a bad ujoint. That's the understatement of the year. I pulled...
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Michael, You need to get a vehicle that has constant velocity joints instead of U joints. Technologically superior in every way but price:-) Tom C
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Nice! Can't wait to see it in action at the Parker Rover Rally!
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many of my favorite tunes -- nice mix!
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Wow, that does work well. Fast, too! I'll have to check out the code and get it going on my OpenMV. So for the next test, can you get it to key on 2 or even 3 things and then distinguish between each? :)
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Yes, I tried that on the big camera, with 3 descriptors for 3 markers.
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That was a solid practice run, nice. Would love to hear more about you bot. Are you on diyrovers google group? http://is.gd/diyrovers. There's a bunch of us AVC folks on there. Been talking about lessons learned from AVC among other things :)
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Estes Park
The annual Estes Park, YMCA cabin trip with friends of ours was a blast and Troubled Child got to join in the fun. My wife, daughter, and our friends met up at the YMCA of the Rockies on Thursday night a couple weeks ago. I was away on business travel, retu...
The annual Estes Park, YMCA cabin trip with friends of ours was a blast and Troubled Child got to join in the fun. My wife, daughter, and our friends met up at the YMCA of the Rockies on Thursday night a couple weeks ago. I w...
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blown away by yet another fantastic mix!
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Never realized that we do share some common music taste there ;-)
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definitely great product. Great talk, too with lots of good insights. Thanks for making this available!
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that is at least 127 times cooler than my planet of the apes throw-and-parachute skydiving figurine. :)
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Wow. I had no idea there was so much excitement going on in Micro/PBR! I wonder if the gyro got saturated in that spin ;)
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Argh! I hate it when that happens. :(  Would love to hear more about your bot. A bunch of us from AVC are on diyrovers Google Group now, http://is.gd/diyrovers  Been talking about lessons learned, GPS, bunch of other stuff. :)
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Thanks for the heads up, Michael. I'll chime in on the thread soon!
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  • George Washington University
    MS Systems Engineering, 2006 - 2009
  • University of Arizona
    BS Computer Engineering, 1987 - 1993
  • Amphitheater High School
    1984 - 1987
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