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Name: tonykuphaldt
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Instructor of Instrumentation and Control Technology at Bellingham Technical College.

Author, "Lessons in Industrial Instrumentation" textbook

Author, "Lessons in Electric Circuits" textbook series

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Formally trained as an instrument technician (J.M. Perry Technical Institite, 1987-1989), have been learning electrical and electronic technology informally since childhood. Worked as a CNC machine tool repair technician (2 years), worked as instrument/electrical technician in an oil refinery (2.5 years), then worked as an instrument/communications technician in an aluminum smelter/foundry for 6.5 years. Currently working as an instructor of Instrumentation and Control Technology.

 
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Formally trained as an instrument technician (J.M. Perry Technical Institite, 1987-1989), have been learning electrical and electronic technology informally since childhood. Worked as a CNC machine tool repair technician (2 years), worked as instrument/electrical technician in an oil refinery (2.5 years), then worked as an instrument/communications technician in an aluminum smelter/foundry for 6.5 years. Currently working as an instructor of Instrumentation and Control Technology.

 
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Founding author, "Lessons In Electric Circuits" e-textbook series.

Author, "Lessons In Industrial Instrumentation" e-textbook.

 
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Instructor of Instrumentation and Control Technology at Bellingham Technical College since 1998.

Author of "Socratic Electronics" and "Socratic Instrumentation" worksheet series. These are designed to be used in an inverted classroom teaching format where students first encounter new material studying outside of class, then class time is spent in Socratic discussion with instructor and other students.

 
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My first computer was an Ohio Scientific "Superboard" with Motorola 6502 microprocessor, 2 k bytes of static RAM (you could fry a small cat with the heat put out by that "large" static RAM bank!), and BASIC-in-ROM as the only "operating system". File storage was on cassette tape. A black-and-white television was the monitor. No sound.

Next was an Apple II+. Same processor, more RAM, two 5-1/4" floppy disk drives.

Next was a 386 laptop PC.

In 1996 I discovered Linux and never looked back . . .