About Mr VinCross

 

A Little Video on Panopto

Hello people,  I’m a  technology and stem educator at Loma Linda Academy Elementary.  I have loved taking things apart and trying to understand how they work for as long as I can remember.  Some of my earliest memories are of disassembling a paper punch card reading mechanism for an early computer system that my dad brought home from work for me to tear apart.  It was a sea of springs and levers and gears – so much fun.   As a child I spent hours playing Joust on an 8-Bit Atari 800XL which still works and is on display in The Lab.

The computer timeline 1983 – 2006

Since then I have been playing with computers and electronics in my free time.  I have a undergrad degree in Theology and a Masters of Divinity and have worked as a parish pastor and a hospital chaplain.    I studied graphic design and have worked as a freelance designer and web developer.

Our Computer Lab – 30 LG Chromebases running Gallium Linux & 30 Raspberry Pi’s on a PiNet

For the last two years I have been teaching our wonderful K-6 students at Loma Linda Elementary.  I am currently taking education classes at LaSierra and plan to eventually become a fully certified elementary classroom teacher.

I have a lot of hobbies.  When I’m not playing with computers, fixing broken things, or designing stuff, I like building R/C drones, fiddling with Ham radio, taking pictures, shooting video, exploring the great outdoors, and thinking about sustainable energy.  Recently I have started learning the art and craft of 3D printing.

Camping is wonderful

I spend most of my time with my wife, Tara, my son, Josiah, and my daughter, Ava.  They are by far my greatest joy.  Josiah and I build stuff, ride skateboards, scooters, and bikes, and strum the Ukulele together.  Ava is very little.  We smile and make funny sounds together.  She drinks milk and I hum.

My Garage Fortress of Solitude
I guess it’s time to rebuild the quadcopter…Kind of a rough landing.