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Rick Fluck
Works at Controlled Capture Systems
Attended US Navy
Lived in New Mexico, Albuquerque
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Controlled Capture Systems, LLC announced today an across the board price reduction for their AndroiDAQ data acquisition module for Android, Java, Python, and LabVIEW product lines.
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54 percent of voters say they've heard enough from Palin and would prefer that she be less outspoken in political debates.

51 percent of voters say they've heard enough from former presidential candidate Jesse Jackson; 45 percent say they've heard enough from former Vice President Dick Cheney; 43 percent say they've heard enough from former House Speaker (and presidential candidate) Newt Gingrich; 40 percent say they've heard enough from former Vice President Al Gore; and 32 percent say they've heard enough from former President Bill Clinton.
More than half of the country has a message for former Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin: enough.That's the result from a new NBC News/Wall St...
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Founder of Controlled Capture Systems, a company that provides systems integration, hardware design, and software programming services.
Skills
Innovating, Electronic Design and Integration, Computer and Firmware Programming, Technical and Creative Writing, Horticulture Problem Solving, Music Instrument Repair and Playing of all sorts.
Employment
  • Controlled Capture Systems
    Founder/Owner, 2002 - present
    Chief of all there is at Controlled Capture Systems, as well as: Lead Systems Integration Designer, Patent Writer and Holder, and Team Leader
  • Control Vision
    Manufacturing/Design Engineer, 1988 - 2002
    Production and Design Engineer
  • Dennings
    RCA/Sylvania Technician, 1986 - 1988
    Consumer Electronics Repair Technician
  • US Navy
    Nuclear/Electrician/Calibration/Disaster Preparedness/Submariner, 1979 - 1986
    Electricians Mate First Class Petty Officer, Nuclear Trained, Submariner, Certified Teacher, Shipboard Calibration Certification, and Leading Division Petty Officer. Qualified up to and including SRO on two US Navy Nuclear Submarines.
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Previously
New Mexico, Albuquerque - Arizona, Prescott - California, San Diego, Monterey - Florida, Orlando, Venice - Hawaii, Oahu - Washington, Bremerton - Idaho, Idaho Falls
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208-557-0300
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I help people make their dreams become a reality. I have over 25 years of experience in the integration of systems and components, in both hardware and software design. This allows me to provide unique and timely product and prototype development services. I specialize in machine vision, data acquisition, and robotic systems development. Drop me a line and we can discuss your next project.
Introduction
I started Controlled Capture Systems in 2002. This company provides software and hardware development and systems integration services to large and small companies. Systems Integration is a fancy name for interfacing electronic equipment and other components with electronic parts to make the system as a whole work in unison, hence my love for robotics and machine control. 

I have been designing interface electronic circuits for various companies and systems since 1987, up to and including printed circuit board layout. Of course that was during the days before Computer Aided Design, so 4X tape ups of the PCB were the norm then. I now use Cadence/OrCAD for layout work which is a godsend compared to tape up work on Mylar, and also due to the micro sized pitches of today's electronics.

I started programming computers when I bought a kit from Radio Shack in 1977 and during high school on a Commodore PET. I further learned more programming techniques in 1982 when I purchased a TI-99/4A and also when I was able to hack a friends Commodore 64. From there I learned Basic, most forms of C, Perl, JAVA, HTML, css, xml, php and other web programming languages. I have many firmware languages under my belt for various micro-controllers. I currently enjoy programming with Android (my favorite system as a whole), LabVIEW, and IMAQ ( both are graphical programming and image processing languages), OpenCV -the mother of image processing languages, and a few others that won't come to mind. 

In 1980, I joined the US Navy Nuclear Power Program. As a nuke, I was stationed on several US nuclear submarines in Hawaii and in Washington state. Prior to joining the Navy I had three years of training from Devry where I learned to design electronic circuits using anything from vacuum tubes to integrated circuits. This prior training allowed me to teach basic electronics to Middle Eastern sailors in San Diego, while I awaited nuke school.

After the Navy, in 1988, I helped start a company called Control Vision Inc.. There we designed several laser augmented video camera systems that could see through bright light of processes like arc welding and plasma spray. While at Control Vision I got into image processing and machine vision, using LabVIEW. Unfortunately, the owner of Control Vision retired prematurely and dissolved the local company location, so I started Controlled Capture Systems, my present company.

I have worked on many exciting projects during my career, including projects for NASA and the Department of Energy,  where in 2003 we jointly developed a Concealed Weapons and Contraband Detection walk-through system, which produced one of the several US Patents that I hold on such systems.  

I especially enjoy helping people with taking their ideas and making them a reality. I have made many prototype designs for companies throughout the years and have helped start up companies take their initial designs into full production systems. Gearing up for manufacturing is another aspect of my job that I enjoy, as it is an exciting time for any start up company.

I recently completed the design of a development module that I call AndroiDAQ. This module gives data acquisition capabilities to Android tablets and phones. The module has over 16-channels, all of which can be configured as either an input or output, which can provide a high/low digital levels, or they be configured as frequency measuring channels or frequency outputting channels. The module also has a separate 8-channel ADC that can be used for voltage measurements. 

I designed the AndroiDAQ module as I wasn't happy with the number of channel offerings, limitations, size, and costs per channel of other commercially available  data acquisition products currently on the market. I was also not satisfied with other simplistic project platforms like the Ardruino, for use on projects like hexapods, quadcopters and other complex robotic systems that need parallel processes, vice linear processes. 

You can email me at: rfluck@controlcapture.com as I welcome inquiries and/or questions regarding how we can work together. 

Bragging rights
I hold two Patents for Contraband and Weapons Detection, and have a great passion for computer programming, electronics, robotics, photography, and art. On my off hours I enjoy gardening, wood and metal working, playing various instruments from strings to reeds, and life.
Education
  • US Navy
    Nuclear systems, electrical and electronics systems, 1979 - 1986
    US Navy Nuclear Power Program, Shipboard Calibration Certification, Shipboard Instructor Certification, Interior Communications, Motor, Servo, Mechanical Systems, Radiation Worker, Electronics Systems Repair.
  • RCA
    Consumer electronics troubleshooting and repair, 1986 - 1988
    Television and Video Camera Repair, Surface Mounted Technology Repair, Repair Parts Inventory Control.
  • University of Idaho
    Horticulture and computer programming, 1998 - 2002
    Horticulture to Master Gardener, Web design and programming, Computer Aided Design using AutoCAD and other drafting software.
  • Prescott High School
    Electronics, sciences, and maths, 1977 - 1980
    My high school career was math, electronics, chemistry, and physics intensive, due to my enlisting in the Navy's delayed entry program for their Nuclear Training Program. I was a member of the National Honors Society in my senior year. I also took jewelry design, flat and 3D art design, woodworking, and metal shop.
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