Internet Web Page Designer 3/96 - Present
Due to disability I am forced to give up the electronics career that you will read about in the following segments. Building on my computer, electronics, programming and modem networking experience, internet technology has come very easy to me. This is a conscious career choice and I intend to become as highly rated a web designer as I was in my electronics work.
The portions that you will read about with reference to my mechanical skills I am simply physically unable to do any more. They are listed here only for completeness as they are a major facet of my job history.
CAD Printed Circuit Board Designer
Digitech Industries Incorporated
My work at Digitech was in two phases. From '90 through '93 I designed appx. 15 through-hole technology printed circuit boards under OrCad SDT/PCB for a handheld ISDN test set. In 2/94 Digitech converted to Racal Redac Cadstar and autorouter. Under Cadstar I designed about another two dozen PCBs, the densest of which completely filled PC-AT sized board with surface mount parts.
Invention Prototype and Development
I did several invention prototype projects for Jesse Colodner on a consultant basis. Mr. Colodner had a staff of mechanically oriented people, but occasionally needed software, firmware, and electronics design help.
Prototype Electronics Modelmaker Class A
ILC Data Device Corp
DDC is in the business of producing mil and industrial quality analog and digital data conversion devices. As a member of the Engineering Discrete Model Shop I was responsible for the mechanical layout, design, fabrication and wiring of prototypes, test fixtures, demonstrators, show pieces, production samples and first pieces, burn in fixtures and other 'one of a kind' pieces. Instructions came as sketches, prints and wire run lists. Extensive use was made of wire wrap and ribbon cable technology for reliability, speed of assembly and ease of troubleshooting and maintenance.
Other special projects at DDC include:
Prototype Wirer Class A
Built four double Eurocard racks and about sixteen wire wrap boards for those racks.
Proficient programmer in Pascal, Basic, PL/M and DOS
Knowledge of VMS, C, Cobol, Fortran, Forth, Assembly
Use Cadstar, OrCad, dBase, Paradox, Lotus, Multiplan, Reflex, WP, Easyflow, Timeline, AutoCad, Tango
Personal Computer Skills
Other Special Projects
FidoNet is an amateur dialup-BBS network, about 13 years old, about 25,000 sysops internationally. I've written two programs that have proved to be very useful to many sysops:
SLST007.ZIP SendLiST is a Pegasus companion utility. Unlike 'distribution list', Sendlist can send a different file to each address, with a different encoding type.
Wrote a program to convert OrCad/SDT partlists from comma delimited to column format. Config file determines which field goes in which column. Adds title to each column. Changes page numbers from 'Page 3' to 'Page 3 of 5.'
Wrote a program to convert standard output OrCad netlists to 'proper' Cadstar format. Converts signal names, and assigns track widths to signal names.
Chaminade High School
Camping, Hiking, Music, Art, Science Fiction
I operate a computer Bulletin Board System, the Fifth Age, dedicated to Native American topics. I've been a member of several computer networks since 1989. BBS number is 203-877-1473.
Copyright 1996 jim barchuk
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