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Matthew Valancy
Works at Hydr0 Source LLC
Lives in Marina, CA 93933
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Hand crafted epoxy coated brushless motors! Last touch-ups today with the brush before going on the robot and in to the sea. Bring it on Monterey Bay salt water.
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Replaced my laser tube today and it feels like a new laser again! 
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Nice dream, can it happen??
 
Open Libernet is a Mesh Networking protocol based on Bitcoin that promises to create a completely decentralized, censorship and denial-of-service proof alternative to the internet. "We have completely ignored the problem of internet backward compatibility. Our protocol is designed from the grounds up to live on its completely separated network. This will allow us to utilize a hierarchical routing protocol, while completely disregarding the issue of maintaining an Addressing scheme that is compatible with the internet. But the most important addition to Mesh Networking that Open Libernet brings is the element of Incentive. Our network is built around a robust payment system, modeled after the tried and tested algorithm for the decentralized crypto-currency Bitcoin, to introduce inter-node payments. The concept is simple, the more traffic you help route efficiently, the more traffic you earn for your own consumption. This serves to limit abuse, encourage the community to actively expand and maintain the network, and persuade people to join. The payment system will also make it possible for the network to punish abusers and possibly ostracize them. And naturally, traffic can be earned, transferred, donated or sold, making it a valuable commodity, akin to a currency." Nodes will use cryptographic hashes that look like IPv6 and also act as a payment address for the payment system.
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A friend of mine is organizing some google hangout sustainability classes on construction etc. He's a good guy and really builds stuff.
 
I have 3 years of teaching sustainability. Who here would like to attend FREE online classes that will cover everything from Farming to house construction.  I will be teaching over Google hangouts.

We will start every class with a problem and end every class with a solution.
Please post here if you are interested in attending these classes. 
We are looking for a good time and day.  What would work for you?
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Catching some rain barrel overflow. 
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Tried potting some brushless motors today for salt water resistance using tape and toilet bowl wax with west marine epoxy. This is the next trial of Marks motor techniques for OpenROV. The last version used a PVA 3d printed mold. He machined some bushings for me too. Just need to put the motors in a lathe to clean them up, spray the magnets in the motor bell with a protective coating, and I'm good to go. Bring it on ocean! 
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Check out the video from our adventure yesterday.
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Core of the robot I get to work on a lot!
 
The brains of an OpenROV.
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Work
Occupation
Engineer
Skills
Prototyping, remote sensing, software/hardware
Employment
  • Hydr0 Source LLC
    CEO, 2013 - present
  • OpenROV
    Production engineer, 2013 - present
    Building underwater robots
  • Desert Star Systems LLC
    VP Engineering, 2009 - 2013
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Gender
Male
Story
Tagline
Gardening and building things.
Introduction
Here are my key enjoyments in life:
  • Growing food and helping others to do the same
  • Playing with microchips and machines
  • Helping people turn their abstract ideas into realities
  • Taking care of foster dogs 
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Currently
Marina, CA 93933
Previously
San Jose, CA 95117 - Fresno, CA