I'm a student, aspiring developer, programmer, and maker.
My name is Benjamin Ashbaugh. I am known online as scitronboy. I'm a high-schooler from Colorado interested in web development, deep learning, engineering, and more. I'm a self-taught programmer, 3d printing and maker-movement enthusiast, and science lover. I'm an active member of Hack Club. I live in Colorado with my family, including my sister, our cat Lulu and our dog Coco.
All skills listed below (except for Inventor & SolidWorks) were self-taught, using books & online tutorials.
I've used Flask for web development and PyGame for some simple games. I've experimented with a bit of deep learning with keras - for example I created a model to detect how many fingers I was holding up using pictures from my Raspberry Pi camera. I've also used python for other Raspberry pi projects.
I know Autodesk Fusion 360 & Inventor; I am also SolidWorks certified in mechanical design at the level of Associate (CSWA). I also know Arduino basics and basic digital/analog electronics (for example I built a line-following robot and I'm familiar with H-bridge circuits, etc.).
I know Unity and Blender basics. I'm fairly proficient with C# and I've started a few small 2d and 3d games in Unity with it. I've also dabbled in Unreal Engine 4 with C++.
Check out my portfolio page to see some of my projects.
This is a list of projects I've worked on. More coming soon...
This is an ongoing portfolio for my high school engineering class projects.
For my first hackathon ever, I participated in ByteHacks 2020, a student-led high school virtual hackathon. The theme was to create a app that would have helped people during a historical event, so my team created an app to help people find jobs, aid establishments, and more during the Great Depression. As my first hackathon app, it wasn’t the best it was still very fun to make.
A simple game I made that simulates basic evolution by teaching circles how to jump over blocks. Basically, each circle is initialized with random properties (such as size, jumping power, jump delay, etc.) and circles that do the best are “bred” into the next generation. Simple mutations are also introduced each generation.
The first medium-sized website I created was a blog, made with Jekyll and HTML/CSS/JS/markdown with the help of the le4ker’s Personal Jekyll Theme. I originally hosted it on github pages, then on netlify at scitronboy.com. Now, I’ved moved it to this domain.
A very simple (and bad) game I made with python in which you defend a base that is running out of energy against missiles with shields and a radar tower. I also built a homemade controller for it using an arduino and some switches. I wrote a short post about it after I made it.
Feel free to contact me using the form below. Feedback about my site and projects is much appreciated.