280 Sunset Beach Dr | Venice, FL 34293 | 941-525-6582 | rocketburns@comcast.net 


Active Certifications


Consulting 

  •  2016 Designed and built a fully operational logic puzzle for a local escape room base on a Chladni plate system. This project incorporated use of 3d printing, laser cutting, and CNC routing solutions, as well as CAD and software development. See my portfolio for more details.

  • 2016 Designed and built a 3D printer filament extrusion system for use with specialized elastomers developed at the University of Minnesota.

  • 2016 Installed, set up, and tested both a 3D printer and scanner system for local community member. Followed this with instruction on the use of and operating procedures of said 3D printer and scanner system

  • 2015 Produced research materials for my Principal, Dr. Covert, on potential 3d printers to be purchased for Pine View.  Followed up with a meeting with Dr. Covert to discuss both hardware and software options related to the 3D printer purchase. 

  • 2015 On the recommendation of Dr. Covert I met with staff at Alta Vista Elementary to set up and train them on their newly acquired 3d printer, including brainstorming ideas on how to implement 3D printing in the classroom. 


Public Speaking 

  • 2016 Spoke at Station 2 Innnovation on the subject of starting a technology-based company

  • 2016 Presented to the Sarasota Physics Club on the applications of 3D printing

  • 2015TEDx Riverwalk – Spoke on the subject of DIY 3D printing

  • 2015Manatee Technical Institute – gave 2 separate lectures titled “DIY 3d Printing and Computing”.  Event was attended by community leaders in the fields of Science and Entrepreneurship.  In addition to the lectures I had a booth displaying many of my recent projects. 

  • 2013 Field Club of Sarasota - invited to speak to the newly elected Board of Directors of the Sarasota County Education Foundation on what their support of the County Science Fair has meant to me. 

 

Workshops 
Invited to Venice Elementary to give the following workshops 

  • 2012 Science Fair education workshop to 3rd grade gifted class at Venice Elementary – including examples of my previous projects as well as brainstorming student ideas for science fair projects 

  • 2013 Science Fair education workshop to 3rd grade gifted class at Venice Elementary – including examples of my previous projects as well as brainstorming student ideas for science fair projects 

  • 2014 Electricity/Energy workshop in 5th grade gifted class at Venice Elementary – showcasing a Van De Graf generator and my Tesla Coil built for the 6th grade science fair. 

 
Teaching/Volunteering 

Suncoast Science Center 

  • 2016 Developed lesson plan for and taught four weeks of an electronics camp to 4th-8th grade students

  • Over 100 hours of volunteer work at teh Suncoast Science Center/Faulhaber fab lab achieved

Elementary STEM Club 

  • 2013-2014 Along with Mrs. Gould-Olson, I taught the Lego Mindstorms robots to 4th and 5th grade STEM club members once a week throughout the school year and produced a final showcase for families in the spring. 

  • 2014-2015 Along with Mrs. Gould-Olson I taught the Lego Mindstorms robots to 4th and 5th grade STEM club members once a week throughout the school year and produced a final showcase for families in the spring.  Demonstrated 3D printing to club members and produced 3D printed awards for all teams.

Pine View Robot Camp 

  • 2014 Along with Mr. Gleitz, I taught introductory robotics using Lego Mindstorms to 4th, 5th and 6th graders for (2) 1 week long summer camp sessions. 

  • 2015 Developed lesson plans and constructed all challenges for both introductory and intermediate robotics for the Pine View Robot summer camp. 

  • 2015 Taught introductory robotics using Lego Mindstorms to 4th, 5th and 6th graders for (2) 1 week long summer camp sessions. 


Club Affiliation 
2013-2015 Member of Middle School Robotics Club and FLL Competition Team, receiving a regional teamwork award 
2014-2015 Member of Pine View TARC team, qualifying for the National Rocketry completion in Washington D.C. 
2015-2016 Member Suncoast Science Center TARC team 
2016-2017 Member Suncoast Science Center TARC team v2

2016-2017 Member of Jungle Robotics FRC competitive robotics team


Independent Projects 
For independent projects, please see my portfolio


Hobbies and Interests 

  • I enjoy programming for integrated platforms and real world environments 
  • I enjoy working with/building CNC robots 
  • I enjoy using high-end CAD programs to 3D-model/print objects for my projects 
  • I enjoy working with electronics as well as developing electronics projects 
  • I enjoy research on any topic, and am constantly looking to increase my knowledge base in all subject area 

Commisions, 3D printing, and more

Rocket Burns

"He is operating at the level of an advanced undergraduate engineering student. Incredible.”
                                                                                      -Marc Hillmyer, PhD, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota
                                                                                      Distinguished McNight University Professor