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Emery Premeaux    (a.k.a. MRE)

Citizenship : USA
Date of birth : 09 February, 1977
5-22-29 Nakano-ku, Nakano #9, Tokyo
Tel : 080-2166-0845
e-mail : MRE(AT)DIY-SciB.org

 

 

Objective

I am seeking a position applying embedded technologies, mechatronics, and sensor systems to solve unique and challenging problems. I am particularly interested in Education and Green applications.

 

Certification

  • Arizona State Board of Education - provisional instructor: Industrial Arts and Technology
  • ETA-I - Registered Test Proctor for Tokyo, Japan

 

Author

Author - Apress Publishing “Arduino Projects to Save the World”

  • Features basic techniques of Arduino data aquisition, covering ADC (Analog to Digital Conversion), rechargible and solar power systems, XBEE and 802.11.4 communications, and data  logging and visualization via Processing
  • projects include: Temperature array, a portable battery and solar powered data logger box, utilizing Pachube (no Cosm), Seismometer, and a household current meter

 

In the press

 

Key Skills

Proficient or competent in a wide variety of technical fields required for systems design, fabrication and deployment:

Electronics Engineering Micro-controllers

Embedded systems

Industrial Automation Instrumentation Data aquisition
Sensor design machine fabrication 480 VAC industrial wiring
Communications Computer Numeric Control Welding

 

Education

2006 Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and Communications Technology ITT Technical Institute, Tucson, Arizona

Team Leader -ITTROV: Shallow depth inspection class submersable vehicle, ITT Technical Institute June, 2006

  • PIC16F877 main-board / Motor H-bridge designer, mentored team member on point to point assembly
  • PIC16F877 programmer using PICBasic

2004 Associates of Applied Science in Electronical Engineering Technology ITT Technical Institute, Tucson, Arizona

 

Societies and Memberships

ETA-I: Testing Proctor

National Technical Honors Society: Honorary Member

Tokyo HackerSpace: Founding Member, Chairman, Instructor

 

Web

  • http://www.DIY-SciB.org: newest site; Intended to be a web shop / companion to the book and my tech projects, focuses on Do It Yourself instrumentation for education and sciences
  • http://www.Saitama-ECAD.org: Lesson materials and discussion for Saitama City BOE's English program

 

Event Organizer

 

Presentations, classes and seminars

I teach recurring lessons at Tokyo Hackerspace, in topics such as Arduino, Electronics 101, Window farms, and welding.

2/2014 - Participant in Race for Resilience at Tokyo University. I was on the Community Radio Transmitter team.

12/2013: Presentor Saitama City Board of Education - Crazy Suggestions! - an engaging and enjoyable card game I designed to help students express ideas and suggestions for various situations. The game puts focus on creative validations for wacky and seemingly unconnected situation-advice pairs. This enhances student's abilities to speak freely and openly in the future.

3/2012: Presentor JALT Omiya - Daiso classroom - using unusual items found at Daiso and 100 yen shops to build affective games for students. This presentation also put focus on a game I designed called "Build a Town". The presentation was published in the SaitamaCityEducators Journal, Volume 2, issue 2.

2009: Presentor Saitama City Board of Education - Preparing students for speech contests: What we can and can not do.

 

Activities and Interests

Embedded: Arduino, environmental sensor networks, mechatronics, robotics

Web: Pachube, Drupal, Wordpress, ZenCart

Hobbies: electronics, leatherwork, Geocaching, fencing, metal work  

 

Professional Experience

Research and Development Engineer, Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory, Chiba University, July 2014 - Present

ACSL prototypes, designs, builds and tests autonomous aerial vehicles for non-military industrial and government applications. We work exensively with SLAM navigation using LIDAR, sonar, camera and Inertial Measurement Unit sensors. As a small university funded lab and company, all R&D staff perform multiple roles. Mine include:

  • Electronics - design schematics and PCB artwork for power supplies, electric motor control, vehicle auto-pilot, and control/interface electronics for customer specific applications
  • Data Acquisition  -  specify, design and build automated ground and aeiral testing systems for measuring all mechanical and electrical parameters governing vehicle performance, safety and structural integrity

Chairman and Instructor, Tokyo HackerSpace, 2008 - Present

  • Chairman - plan, organize and lead the hackerspace
  • Accounting - Membership and finances accounting, including design and maintenance of accounting systems
  • Instructor - teach lessons on: safety procedures, how to use all equipment and tools, Introduction to Arduino and coding, Introduction to Electronics

Native English Teacher, Tokyo and Saitama November, 2006 - July 2014

  • Lead Instructor - Plan and present unique English lessons in Junior High-Schools
  • Private Instructor - Plan tailored lessons to individual students of all ages
  • Technical Instructor - Present lessons in Business, Medical and Technology English
  • Instructor Trainer - Assist in training other instructors

MOSWELL, Yokohama July, 2008 - October 2008 Engineer, English Sales Representative

  • Electronics - Designed interface cabling for a Machine Vision Camera test stand
  • Software - Redesign and recoded a high end security camera On Screen Display
  • R&D - Security Camera Pan, Tilt, Zoom system; Train cab DVR
  • Sales - Production of English promotional materials such as Catalog, Spec Sheets and Presentations

Freelance / Contract Technician, Tucson Arizona November, 2004 - October, 2006

  • Electronics - Technical maintenance of arcade, casino and entertainment systems
  • Electronics - Technical installation and maintenance of EEG systems utilized in Sleep Studies
  • Software - Designed an Inventory and Sales Database using Access and Visual Studio

Caterpillar Proving Grounds, Tucson Arizona April, 2004 - November, 2004 Instrumentation Technician

  • Sensors - Installed Strain Gauges, Pressure transducers, Yo-Yos, Thermocouples, Emissions detectors, rotation sensors and Engine Management Data Interfaces
  • Data Acquisition - Installed EDAQ and DAQBook data collection devices, set calibrations and prepared hardware for engineering runs
  • Training - Produced a users manual and training kit for Emissions Detection Systems

Solar Industries, Inc, Tucson Arizona April, 2003 - April, 2004 Automation Engineer / Maintenance Technician

  • Industrial Automation - Programming and Maintenance of factory CNC and Robotic machinery
  • Industrial Automation - PLCs, Servo Amplifiers, Thermal Control Hardware, Sensors and Actuators
  • Software - Wrote and deployed a trouble ticket system using Access and Visual Studio. This system cut maintanace response time, as the building managers no long had to leave their post to report an issue. We found that issues that normally went unreported until failure were reported more frequently, reducing long term maintance costs.
  • Engineering - Assisted in the spec and design of custom machinery
  • Machinery Fabrication - Assisted with the design and fabrication and retrofitting of custom machinery - welding, plasma cutting, milling and lathe work
  • General Maintenance - Large volume compressors, forklifts, presses, saws, plumbing, network cabling, industrial wiring circuits up to 480VAC 100 Amps

Desert Diamond Casino , March 2001 - March, 2003 Slot Technician - grade 2

  • Electronics - General maintenance and repair of 500 slot machines and associated equipment
  • Electronics - Test stand design and fabrication for Bill Acceptor Optics and Electromechanical tests
  • Networking - Assisted in the planning and execution of replacement of IGT SMART data system to Bally's Slot Data System

Chuck E Cheese's April, 1999 - March 2001 Technical Manager

  • Electronics - Troubleshoot and repair damaged game boards to component level, electro-mechanical
  • devices, and animatronics
  • General Maintenance - repair or call out for service on all restaurant equipment, plumbing, and air management systems
  • Trainer - instruct junior cast members in general game repair, customer service, and restaurant operations
  • Manager - conducted interviews for junior positions, supply inventory and shift manager twice per week

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