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Steve Spence
Works at Sid Harvey Industries, Inc.
Lives in Andrews, SC
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USB Rechargeable Mega Bright 3w Flashlight
Want a DIY painfully bright rechargeable flashlight? Look no more, as here is one bad darkness kicker! I took a Nokia flashlight battery,combined it with a USB LiPo charger, a switch, and a few resistors, with a massive 700ma, 3.3v White LED. 3W LED USB LiP...
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I'm a Ham Radio Operator (KK4HFJ) and I teach and install off grid power systems, promote gardening and aquaponics, and build arduino based process control systems.
Ham Radio Operator (KK4HFJ), Off Grid Renewable Energy Expert, IT Engineer, Model Railroader
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Lived off grid, teach renewable energy internationally
Solar Power Consultant, HVAC R&D
Electronics, Programming, Troubleshooting / Problem Solving, Networking (computers), Project Management
  • Sid Harvey Industries, Inc.
    Engineering Tech, 2010 - present
    R&D Engineering Technician. Build and repair electronic test gear and controls.
  • Green-Trust.Org
    Off Grid Power Engineer, 1999 - present
    Solar & Wind Offgrid power designer
  • SainSmart
    R&D, 2014 - 2015
    Product testing, Documentation / Tutorial Development, Forum Management, Social Media Evangelist.
  • Burberry Ltd.
    Director of IT
  • Canton Potsdam Hospital
    Network Engineer
  • Cyberguard
    Network Security Engineer
  • GE Capitol
    IT Consultant / Network Engineer
  • Ansen Corporation
    2005 - 2006
  • Golden Books
    1997 - 1999
  • Output Technology
    1997 - 2000
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Wireless Sensor Node - successful transmissions ~ ELECTRONICLE

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Posted PCB release v0.1.3

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Nickel-Iron NiFe batteries by Iron Edison

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Mountain Top Lake Chalet 3BR/1BA in Parksville

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Arduino: come collegare una memoria micro SD senza shield.

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Wood Fired Emergency Heat and Cooking

The recent ice storm, and power outage, reminded me how we used to heat our home and cook with wood back home in NY. The EPA has been making

Want Solar In Your RV?

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Electronics Hub

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Kevin Darrah - Dedicated to Design…

Whelp, here it is! Everything you see in the picture is what comes with the Ultimate Arduino Prototype Board. This is a fully functional Ard

Arduino - Control DC Motor via Bluetooth

Hi guys, In this project we will control a DC motor with a smartphone via bluetooth. This project is great to learn more about: DC motors In

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The Art Of Pallet Wood Flooring

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