Does the idea of programming micro-controllers seem way out of your league? I promise you, you're wrong! Don't worry, it's good to be wrong about things you don't think you can do. Let me introduce you to the world of wearable electronics. Make an led bracelet or scarf that changes colors to match your outfit. Wire up that hoodie with some EL wire and bring TRON into the streets. Make gloves with musical notes built into the fingers when you tap them on a surface. The possibilities are endless! We'll start with a simple LED light project and then introduce you to sensors that allow your projects to interact with the environment.
You can do it! Even if you don't know anything about electronics or programming! I promise!
Since I'm trying to appeal to musicians, I recently put a vibration sensor on a pick with an led and the led lights up when my boyfriends hits a string on his bass! It's awesome and I'll link you to the video on twitter if you contact me. I can also teach you how to do that sort of thing. Your instruments will be so cyberpunk.
Are you a cosplayer looking to take your cosplay to the next level? You should contact me too!
Training & Qualifications
I've taught electronics classes at conventions and conferences, to both kids and adults. I love showing people that they can make their own magic!
Availability & Preferences
I am usually free during the day when my kids are in school. I can be available via internet around 9pm EST after the kids are in bed too, but I can't go out at that time. I can usually take appointments at just about any time with enough notice to find a sitter, but I am not usually available for last minute gigs because of the constraints of single motherhood.
I volunteer at the school all the time. I do have a mohawk, but I promise I'm not sketchy; I'm the kind of punk that writes letters to legislators and wears political tshirts, not the kind of punk that steals and vandalizes (although I have been known to put wiggle eyes on things). I am happy to meet in public spaces.
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Your life will be better for having encounter Jamie. You'll find a witty polymath, eager teacher, and also someone who'll want to be your friend. I would go so far as to say Jamie is the kind of person who this site was made for.
About Jamie Paulson
I'm a poor single mom with a lot of skills that I can't get paid for in a normal way because I am disabled. You won't notice though. It's not (usually) a visible disability. I just have a really toug...h time existing in work environments for long periods of time. I don't have any problems actually doing work. It's frustrating! I fill my time with nerdy pursuits like gaming and tinkering with electronics like computers and microcontrollers. I also crochet and do origami because I have ADHD (not my disability-trust me, it's awesome) and I need something to do with my hands when I am sitting still. I'm not very good at being bored and my favorite hobby is learning new skills. I can do a lot of things, especially technical things. You wouldn't even believe my skillset if I listed it. I'm both a genius and a polymath. I'm not very humble, but I am kind and fun. I am very high energy and people are always telling me to calm down. I like goofy jokes and I am hella liberal. (I'm happy to fix conservative's computers as long as they take a break from telling me I don't deserve civil liberties because I'm queer for long enough for me to finish the repair.) I have a mohawk. I'm a law abiding citizen and active in my community, but your parents definitely wouldn't approve of me. show moreOpen to other proposals
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