This article came out while I was starting to work with groups of engineering students at the University of California, San Diego… I landed there as adjunct faculty, and taught a projects class in exchange for lab space and eager humans. I think some of the “old guard” was wondering what a non-academic bozo was…

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Once I was committed to the Microship project, the big challenge was finding lab space. After much exploration, I landed at the San Diego campus of the University of California… with an “adjunct faculty” gig to teach a projects class in exchange for lab space and student help. This little article in the faculty/staff newspaper…

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I landed at UCSD to build the Microship in the fall quarter of 1993, and by early ’94 there was a little flurry of media coverage. This is from the campus newspaper. A 15-minute video of engineering student discussion from about this time is embedded in the story. by Dan Krauss UCSD Guardian January 13, 1994 INVENTION:…

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As the 1993-94 school year got underway, the Microship project at last had a home… in the engineering building at UCSD. In exchange for teaching a projects class around the boat as unpaid adjunct faculty, I had a lab and teams of students. This was perfect, and was the beginning of a 2-year epoch. Perspectives…

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The Nomadness Notes #24 by Steven K. RobertsSan Diego, CaliforniaNovember 24, 1993 (Nomadness trivia: Hey, issue #24 is actually Chapter #127 if you count the Computing Across America and Miles With Maggie series. Sounds like I’ve been busier that way… actually averages one a month since I started in 1983!) Skankin’ Pickle A university is probably…

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This was the beginning of a series of posts to a mailing list of folks interested in participating in the Microship project, which was just in the process of landing at UCSD in anticipation of providing context for student projects in the 93-94 school year. I was still scrambling to find space on campus, and…

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This is a wonderful place, and the event of my speaking there ended up being pivotal. I was schmoozing around the country for Microship lab space and had a good friendship developing at Scripps… but there was no open facility for me to spend a couple of years doing a messy boat project on-site. I…

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