I’m currently working on several areas of professional development.
- FE Exam – I’m working toward my Professional Engineer license for Electrical and Computer engineering. My first step is to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam. I plan on taking the FE Exam this fall.
- CAPM Certification – I’m studying for the Certified Associate in Project Management certification. I will apply for the CAPM certification in June / July.
- Software / Firmware – I want to keep up my skills in firmware programming, so I’ll be developing an embedded project in C++, and an Android platform project in JAVA.
Other things I’m working on include:
Programmable Logic Controllers – I’m really interested in using PLCs for my own permaculture / aquaponics projects. I’ve downloaded the PSIM PLC simulator, and am looking at purchasing a copy of PLCLogix when I’m have a better handle on the different languages.
I’ve also ordered a chipKIT uC32 based on the Microchip PIC32MX340F512H. I’ll use MPLAB X and a Microchip ICD to program it. My idea is to eventually use this to measure water levels and quality in an Aquaponics setup. I’ll be programming it in C++.
And finally, it’s time to upgrade my Amateur Radio licence class again. I’m currently a General class ham (KD6TXV) and want to upgrade to Amateur Extra class. I’ll be taking the exam this summer.