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My resume, various personal stories and some photos for my family and friends.
I've been building robots ever since I was knee-high to a solenoid. In 1987 I started Arrick Robotics to pursue this fascination professionally. You'll also find info about my hobby robot projects, about the DPRG, and my book.
Electronic music and the machines that make it have interested me since the Moog heydays. In the late 90's I began designing and building my own systems for resale. My vintage collection and some other projects are shown too.
Genealogy & DNA Studies
The main effort of my genealogy research is to prove the connection between Orrick, Orick, Arrick, Arick families in the U.S. and the Orrock/Ourouck immigrants who came from Scotland to Maryland around 1650.
Roger's Drum Lab
My life-long pursuit of fancy drum riffs and a never-ending quest for the perfect drum kit are explained in excruciating detail. You'll also find some of my drum-related inventions, the very popular Tube-Tom project, and a few tutorials.
Zero to 45 mph in 3 strides, a calm disposition, and a loyal heart of gold are traits of this beautiful breed. We've now adopted a total of 3 retired racing greyhounds and given them the home, warm bed and freedom they deserve.
Computer Hardware & Software
Since my first 8080 CPU in 1975 I've used computers for tinkering and to make a living. Here are some of my circuits, software, restorations and preservation projects - Percom, MicroSync, Arrick Computer, Noakes, Cybertech, and more.
I enjoy a fun ride and here are my current and past obsessions, including my first car, a 1968 Mustang I found after 30 years and drive to this very day. Also my V0001 Off-Grid Van project and the amazing Shelby GT-C #208.
I can't totally explain why I'm driven to build things but it permeates my being and directs much of my life. And I'm not happy paying someone else to do it wrong, so calluses are my friend and power tools are my drug of choice.
Sleep & Apnea
Life is full of unexpected twists and turns - here's a look at one of mine. Never take your sleep for granted or underestimate its value - it affects every system in our body.
Sleep, the mandatory luxury.
This is my web junk-drawer of various projects, photo essays, and writings. Here you'll find the bizarre, the beautiful and the curious - and finish with a question, inspiration, or possibly an itch that eludes scratching.
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