TADHack-Mini, Orlando, March 2018


We had over 60 participants overall, including nine Valencia students, several former Valencia students and a couple of our staff members. It was a great learning and growth opportunity for our students. First, the hackathon…

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Classes I teach


The classes I teach vary from term to term, but in a typical academic year, I would likely teach: COP 1000C – Introduction to Programming COP 2220C – C Programming COP 2224C – C++ Programming…

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Jerry’s Office Door Signs


Jerry’s office at Valencia features a responsive door sign with office hours and contact information, as well as a kiosk displaying student work. The office hour sign uses a Vacuum Florescent Display (VFD) and has…

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2018 Holiday Wreath featuring Bendable EL Wire


Bibi is sleeping inside our Christmas wreath, which was under construction at the time. The wreath is built on a large quilting hoop. It has three light sources – a string of white LEDs, a…

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Cat Activity Indicator–LEDS of course


On a rare trip to Walmart, we discovered Aura lights, a 6 foot strand of LEDS for about $5 each.  They were intended to be used to set mood lighting around your TV although I…

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Meet the Orange Brothers


The Orange Brothers, Kenny , Pedro and Charles, appeared in our back yard not long after Bibi and Biyombo joined our household.  We saw them, their mother, and a black sibling in our back yard. …

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Meet Bibi


Bibi joined our household with his brother Biyombo, after their mother died (probably hit by a car) and their Daddy Stripe introduced them to us.  We had seen them in our backyard a couple of…

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Meet Stinky, our first orange cat


Stinky was rescued by Jerry’s cousin as a four day old kitten she found on her doorstep.  She couldn’t take on the responsibility of caring for him, so called us for a rescue.  She had…

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Mac Mini aka Desktop computer


We have a Mac Mini as the desktop computer in the living room.  It is the second Mac Mini we have had, and we upgraded for more speed, disk space, and primarily because we were…

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Meet Fuzzball aka Fuzz


Fuzz (and her sister Fluff2) were adopted at a local PetSmart when they were kittens.  We were down to three cats, with Jiji in bad health.  We thought Stinky and Gaz needed some stimulation as…

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