About Me

Conrad Gardner

Design Engineering & Drafting

The disciplines I have worked in as a Drafter and Design Engineer include the following:

  • Plastic Injection Mold Parts
  • Custom Mechanical Devices
  • Sheet metal Parts
  • Custom Materials Separation and Drying Equipment
  • Stamped Metal Parts
  • Custom Printed Circuit Boards
  • Avionics System Diagrams (Commercial Airlines)
  • Avionics ILS Ground Equipment Systems
  • Large Farm Equipment (Cab Design)

I have mostly worked contract jobs in manufacturing, performing the usual duties such as processing ECN’s and working with development teams and testing.

Companies I have worked for include:

  • Tridon Inc.
  • AGCO Corporation
  • TWA Airlines
  • Airport Systems International Inc.
  • Ronning Engineering

I have worked in engineering offices with Engineering Staffs of 3 to 60+, with a range of product fabrication being from outsourced, to a plant facility measured in acres.

I have factory floor experience.  Immediately out of Technical School I worked as a floor-mechanic in a factory that mainly produced “signal flashers” (as in automobile turn signals).  There was a total of 80% automation on the assembly lines.  The assembly machinery consisted mainly of simple “pick and place” robots.  I was responsible for keeping those machines running, and keeping production rates up.

Prior to my Manufacturing & Technical career I worked as a Carpenter, mostly residential.  I frequently worked on Remodeling & Restoration projects, some of them on Historical buildings.  I have designed and built 2 complete structures.

Professional Technical Education

  • Electronics Engineering Technology
    • Associate of Applied Science
      • ITT Technical Institute – Nashville, TN
  • Automated Manufacturing Technology
    • Bachelor of Applied Science
      • ITT Technical Institute – Indianapolis, IN
  • CADD Certificate (Computer Aided Drafting & Design)
    • Beginning AutoCAD
    • Advanced AutoCAD
    • AutoCAD 3-D
      • Nashville State Community College

Technical Support

I no longer provide Technical Support.

In the past…  I have provided instruction and guidance to folks who want to learn how to enter the Digital World, and the Internet.

I would assist with purchasing and setting up devices such as Computers, Printers, WiFi Networks, and Entertainment equipment.

Services Include:

  • Tutoring & Training
  • Communications and Data Management Strategies
  • Purchase Consulting
  • Equipment Setup
  • Hardware & Software Upgrades
  • Malware Removal

Supporting:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Apple Inc.
    • Mac OS
    • iOS
  • Linux
    • PC Installations
    • Android Devices

 

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If you have one of my business cards, you may have seen a curious quote on it.  Here is where it came from:

 

Zen and the Art of Bicycle Riding

A Zen teacher saw five of his students returning from the market, riding their bicycles. When they arrived at the monastery and had dismounted, the teacher asked the students, “Why are you riding your bicycles?”

The first student replied, “The bicycle is carrying the sack of potatoes. I am glad that I do not have to carry them on my back!” The teacher praised the first student, “You are a smart boy! When you grow old, you will not walk hunched over like I do.”

The second student replied, “I love to watch the trees and fields pass by as I roll down the path!” The teacher commended the second student, “Your eyes are open, and you see the world.”

The third student replied, “When I ride my bicycle, I am content to chant nam myoho renge kyo.” The teacher gave praise to the third student, “Your mind will roll with the ease of a newly trued wheel.”

The fourth student replied, “Riding my bicycle, I live in harmony with all sentient beings.” The teacher was pleased, and said to the fourth student, “You are riding on the golden path of non-harming.”

The fifth student replied, “I ride my bicycle to ride my bicycle.” The teacher sat at the feet of the fifth student and said, “I am your student!”

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